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MAT summer institute supports programs at LearningWorks

MAT summer institute supports programs at LearningWorks Students in our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) summer institute have had two beautiful weeks . . .

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Liz Burdick ’22 named first Summer Illustration Fellow at The Nature Conservancy in Maine

We are thrilled to share that Liz Burdick '22, a recent graduate from our BFA Illustration major, was named the first Summer Illustration Fellow at The . . .

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Typographer, educator, & sign collector

Introducing Zenab Bastawala, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Zenab is an award-winning typographer, type designer/speaker, educator, and sign collector. She takes a multi-script and . . .

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Sandra Lapage MFA ’21 becomes a 2022-23 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient

Congratulations to Sandra Lapage MFA ’21 on being named a 2022-23 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient! Lapage lives and works in São . . .

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Meet Patrick Coughlin, Associate Professor of Ceramics

“In Patrick we are thrilled to have found the rare educator who is firmly grounded in contemporary design and production, the deep history of ceramics, and fine arts practice. Patrick will continue . . .

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Spotlight on Pace House

First settled by Native Americans known as Etchemins (skicin in Passamaquoddy) about 5,000 years ago, the town of Stonington is the gateway to the . . .

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olivier ’19 installs UFO Citing: A tribute to Lynn E. Catoe

olivier ’19 recently installed their site-specific piece UFO Citing: A tribute to Lynn E. Catoe in the Joanne Waxman Library stacks, serving as the very . . .

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Emotional Value Auctions featured on NPR’s KCUR 89.3

During the Charlotte Street 25th Anniversary Block Party in Kansas City last weekend, Professor and Coordinator of Public Engagement Adriane Herman held her . . .

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Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23 searches for sanctuary in a cataclysmic world

Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23 searches for sanctuary in a cataclysmic world Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23—a Wabanaki artist raised on the . . .

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Parallels in the movement of humans and nature

Between ticketing and baggage claim at the Portland International Jetport this tourist season, visitors have the chance to get a glimpse of . . .

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Artistic Excellence › Graphic Design

Design History & Issues lecture series created by Prof. Zenab Bastawala

Design History & Issues lecture series created by Prof. Zenab Bastawala

Award-winning typographer, type designer/speaker, educator, and sign collector, Zenab Bastawala joined MECA&D in Fall 2021 as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. In the Spring of 2022, . . .

Passion in Design

Passion in Design

Peter Alfano joined the MECA&D faculty in Spring 2022 as an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design.  Alfano comes to the College from Ringling College of Art & Design, where he has been . . .

Typographer, educator, & sign collector

Typographer, educator, & sign collector

Introducing Zenab Bastawala, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Zenab is an award-winning typographer, type designer/speaker, educator, and sign collector. She takes a multi-script and multi-lingual . . .

Piling Up the Rules: An Inquiry

Piling Up the Rules: An Inquiry

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Margo Halverson has taught at MECA&D for . . .

Life After MECA&D

Life After MECA&D

Sean Wilkinson ’01 (Graphic Design) is the co-founder of the Portland design studio Might & Main, which was founded on Sean's principles of collaboration, hard work, and rigorous attention to . . .

Student Perspective: Graphic Design

Student Perspective: Graphic Design

Student Perspective: Justin Carey (Graphic Design '16) from Maine College of Art & Design. View more of Justin's work in his portfolio . . .

Beyond Borders: Art and Activism

Beyond Borders: Art and Activism

Aaron Staples ’08, who grew up in Maine and earned his BFA from MECA&D in Graphic Design, worked with Greenpeace to create art for their “Not Just Tuna” campaign that demonstrates the environmental . . .

The Portland Designer

The Portland Designer

It is no surprise that LK Weiss titled her business identity “The Portland Designer.” The co‐founder of Bowline Company, which manufactures handmade unisex bow ties, she is also an illustrator, freelance . . .

Pushing Yourself Conceptually

Pushing Yourself Conceptually

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. I just finished up a packaging/identity project. We had the decision to choose between Geary's Summer Ale, loose leaf tea, or marijuana. I ultimately . . .

MECA&D Makes Its Mark

MECA&D Makes Its Mark

MECA&D is excited to announce the launch of a new visual identity designed to convey the College’s rich history and dynamic future. Our new mark reflects the institution’s strongest assets: an . . .

Recent Achievements

Recent Achievements

Margo Halverson, Professor of Graphic Design, gave a lecture titled “MECA&D’s Graphic Design Legacy in Portland” at the University of New England Art Gallery, was a guest critic for graphic design thesis . . .

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