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MECA&D Introduces the John Bisignano and Bettina Swirkal Memorial Scholarship Fund

Maine College of Art & Design Introduces the John Bisignano and Bettina Swirkal Memorial Scholarship Fund Midcoast Artist’s Generosity Benefits MECA&D Students PORTLAND, ME — . . .

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Poetics of Process: 2022 Maine College of Art & Design Alumni Triennial

*Timing updated on 1/12/21 The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design Presents Poetics of Process 2022 Maine College of Art & Design Alumni Triennial On . . .

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Portland Press Herald features Maine College of Art & Design

Portland Press Herald features Maine College of Art & Design in article about the need for adaptation in higher education  In an article reviewing the need for higher education to adapt . . .

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Introducing & Magazine

Maine College of Art & Design is pleased to present & Magazine, its reimagined and redesigned, biannual publication. Created as the main project for the College’s inaugural & Lab . . .

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Spring 2022 Update from President Laura Freid

Dear MECA&D Students, Faculty, and Staff, I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to update you on a change to the spring semester Academic Calendar. Due to the recent increase in . . .

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MECA&D News › Graphic Design

Award-winning Graphic Designer Peter Alfano Joins Faculty

Award-winning Graphic Designer Peter Alfano Joins Faculty

Maine College of Art & Design Adds Award-winning Graphic Designer Peter Alfano to Faculty PORTLAND, ME — December 6, 2021 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced Peter Alfano . . .

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, directed, and . . .

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 for Good. MANP members with 501(c)3 . . .

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 article by Jason Tselentis takes a . . .

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, ME. The class, which . . .

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 script. Portland-based . . .

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 designing typefaces for close . . .

2015 Geary’s Summer Ale Package Design Winner Announced

2015 Geary’s Summer Ale Package Design Winner Announced

Robert J. Condon '17, a junior in Graphic Design, was announced as the 2015 of the annual Geary's Summer Ale package design competition, in partnership with local business D.L. Geary's Brewing Company, open . . .

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