DESIGN PROGRAM



Design is culture. It has the power to drive business. To make our everyday lives easier. To make our world more beautiful. To invent the future. At Portfolio Center, we teach our design students to value initiative as much as talent, discipline as well as imagination.


Our comprehensive design program prepares you to be a great thinker. Our graduates enter the marketplace as creative strategists and accomplished craftspeople. We focus on developing creative strategy for every type of media environment.


We expect a lot from you, so you can expect a lot out of us. Like the best creative network and resources in the country, a warm and supportive environment, classmates who share your commitment. Portfolio Center is a creativity incubator. Leaders are born here.








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Hank Richardson is an avid teacher and inspiring leader in design education. He frequently speaks at universities, conferences, workshops, and seminars around the country.


Hank has contributed to many books, including The Education of a Graphic Designer, by Steve Heller; Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics, by Elizabeth Resnick; Hey Whipple, Squeeze This: A Guide to Creating Great Ads, 2nd Edition, by Luke Sullivan; & Graphis, New Talent Commentary, Education for the Real World. His articles and speeches appear frequently in publications such as Step In Design and HOW magazines.

Hank Richardson

Director of Design

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DESIGN FACULTY



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Hank Richardson

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Matt Belfi

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Melissa Kupermink

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Brett Player

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Peter Hobbs

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Shawn Brasfield

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Colleen Lindner

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Eric Miller

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John Hartwell

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Juliet D'Ambrosio

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Larry Luk

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Michael Goodman

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Mike Kelly

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Mimi Tin

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Nicole Riekki

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Rachel Strubinger

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Skot Waldron

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Stephanie Aaron

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Eric Goldstein

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Carmen Garcia




DESIGN CURRICULUM



Quarter 1

D101  Design 1

D102  Illustrator 1

D104  Type 1

702  Photoshop

D303  Intro to Photography

900  Seminar

Quarter 2

D114  Illustrator 2

D110  Web Design 1

D107  Type 2

D307  Intro to Craft

D704  Branding 1

900  Seminar

Quarter 3

D115  Message & Content

D214  Logos

D209  HTML5 & CSS3 1

D204  Packaging 1

900  Seminar

Quarter 4

D210  Web Design 2

D311  Type 3

D302  Retail Branding 1

DM226  Publication & Editorial Design 1

900  Seminar

Quarter 5

D407  HTML5 & CSS3 2

D312  Retail Branding 2

D304  Packaging 2

705  Modernism, Criticism & History

900  Seminar

Quarter 6

D313  Web Design: Mobile Apps

D314  Publication & Editorial Design 2

D405  Environmental Design

706  Systems & Information Design

900  Seminar

Quarter 7

D402  Content Branding

D212  Visual Storytelling

D315  Typeface Design

D316  Information Design

900  Seminar

Quarter 8

833  Graduate Advisory

834  Corporate Identity Design

836  Annual Reports

1002  Packaging Systems

900  Seminar