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Iris Williamson Appointed Director of Exhibitions

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes Iris Williamson as Incoming Director of Exhibitions Williamson will oversee exhibitions for the College and the Institute of Contemporary . . .

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Our 140-year history comes to life on the Congress Street windows

Illustration Prof. Andrew DeGraff brings Maine College of Art & Design’s 140-year history to life on our Congress Street . . .

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Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board 

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board  Kathryn Yates Appointed Chair for the 2022-23 Academic Year    PORTLAND, ME — September 20, 2022 — Maine College of . . .

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2022 BFA Exhibition on view through November 11

Across four floors of the Porteous, nearly 100 students spent the past weekend hanging and installing the impressive art and design featured in this year's BFA Exhibition. This year’s . . .

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Animation & Game Art majors participate in 24 Hours: Animation Contest

From 7pm on Friday, October 14 through 7pm on Saturday, October 15, four teams of Maine College Art & Design students joined participants from 20 . . .

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#1 in the state for Graphic Design

Maine College of Art & Design named #1 in the state for Graphic Design!  We are very pleased to share that our Graphic Design major was . . .

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MECA&D News › Graphic Design

Prof. Halverson underscores the importance of play at 2022 AIGA Re-Connect

Prof. Halverson underscores the importance of play at 2022 AIGA Re-Connect

Graphic Design Professor Margo Halverson underscores the importance of play at 2022 AIGA Re-Connect “While working alone gets it done–improvising with others means you have to respond to what you . . .

Creative Portland public art ceremony recognizes work from MECA&D community

Creative Portland public art ceremony recognizes work from MECA&D community

Creative Portland public art ceremony recognizes work from MECA&D community On Thursday, September 8, the Portland community came together to celebrate the thoughtful, site-based work completed by Maine . . .

#1 in the state for Graphic Design

#1 in the state for Graphic Design

Maine College of Art & Design named #1 in the state for Graphic Design!  We are very pleased to share that our Graphic Design major was recognized in the 2022 Animation […]

Designer Peter Alfano Joins Faculty

Designer Peter Alfano Joins Faculty

“In Peter, we have found a colleague who brings not only the breadth and depth of his own education and experience but also one who exudes—in the classroom and out—a genuine passion for the full panoply . . .

Work of Lillian Byrne Heyward ’77 Featured in Major Film

Work of Lillian Byrne Heyward ’77 Featured in Major Film

Lillian Byrne Heyward '77, who earned her BFA in Graphic Design at MECA&D, designed the billboards for the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a 2017 crime drama that was written, […]

Calling All Small Nonprofits With Big Ideas

Calling All Small Nonprofits With Big Ideas

Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) and the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) are partnering on a call for proposals for a fall 2017 class at MECA&D called Design […]

MECA&D Graphic Design Students Sweep Broderson’s Student Awards

MECA&D Graphic Design Students Sweep Broderson’s Student Awards

Congratulations to Erin Ryan-Buchanan (Gold), Kirk Simpson (Silver), Ozlenen Ozbicerler (Bronze), Tyler Eldrige, and Mackenzie Mangosing on their awards!

Jamra Patel Featured in HOW Magazine for Their Non-Latin Scripts

Jamra Patel Featured in HOW Magazine for Their Non-Latin Scripts

Mark Jamra, Professor of Graphic Design, and co-founder of Jamra Patel, can be found in an article on international type design in the Spring 2017 issue of HOW Magazine. The […]

Hallie Mitchell ’17 Announced as 2017 Geary’s Package Design Winner

Hallie Mitchell ’17 Announced as 2017 Geary’s Package Design Winner

Lewis Rossignol will be receiving a $5,000 scholarship in addition to having his packaging on over 1 million bottles.

Designing a Logo for King Middle School

Designing a Logo for King Middle School

During the fall semester, students in the MECA&D Graphic Design course Visual Identity Systems designed a new logo for King Middle School, an EL Education Mentor School based in Portland, […]

Beach to Beacon 10k Poster Design: Kirk Simpson ’18

Beach to Beacon 10k Poster Design: Kirk Simpson ’18

Students in MECA&D's Graphic Design class Emotional Branding, taught by Adjunct Instructor Drew Hodges, were tasked with designing a poster for the 2017 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race scheduled for August . . .

JamraPatel Launches App for West Africa

JamraPatel Launches App for West Africa

JamraPatel has just published a calculator app for Google’s Android mobile device platform.

JamraPatel Launches App for West African Languages

JamraPatel Launches App for West African Languages

Design studio JamraPatel LLC has launched its first mobile device app: a keyboard and communication utility for the iPhone and iPad which facilitates the use of N’ko, a West African […]

Faculty Mark Jamra: Wordmarks, Logos, and the Importance of White Space

Faculty Mark Jamra: Wordmarks, Logos, and the Importance of White Space

Mark Jamra, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, speaks about getting the balance just right in the Typographics' blog post Wordmarks, Logos, and the Importance of White Space. Jamra will be leading . . .

Risograph Workshop — Maine Type Lab & Wing Club Press

Risograph Workshop — Maine Type Lab & Wing Club Press

On Sunday, February 21, the student group Maine Type Lab hosted a risograph workshop at MECA&D with the local print studio Wing Club Press.

MECA&D Faculty and Alum rebrand Truro Center for the Arts

MECA&D Faculty and Alum rebrand Truro Center for the Arts

Charles Melcher, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, and Margo Halverson, Program Chair of Graphic Design, of Alice Design Communication rebranded Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

Mark Jamra’s Font Phoreous Cherokee

Mark Jamra’s Font Phoreous Cherokee

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Mark Jamra is featured in the Portland Press Herald on his font collection, Phoreous Cherokee, the first commercially available and most complete typeface for the Cherokee . . .

Professor Mark Jamra Recognized by Typographica

Professor Mark Jamra Recognized by Typographica

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Mark Jamra has been recognized by Typographica.org as having one of the best typefaces of 2014. Mark is a renowned type designer and has been […]

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