Art and Graphic Design Students Visit Google and Several Firms in NYC

HPU students meet Milton Glaser (left), the graphic design artist responsible for the iconic “I Love NY” design, to discuss the graphic design industry. 

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 28, 2017 – World-renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser spoke to a group of High Point University students who visited his New York City studio. “Do good work; do no harm,” he told them.

HPU students majoring in art and graphic design participated in a trip to NYC where they visited Google, numerous design firms and met with leading graphic design artists like Glaser, who is known for creating the iconic “I Love NY” design. Sitting in Glaser’s studio, students listened as the artists gave advice and insight on careers in the graphic design field and made time to answer any questions.

“Hearing advice from a hero and role model within the graphic design community was an invaluable experience,” said senior graphic design major Gabriella Sampedro. “He taught us that designers should stand for what they believe in, and good work will flow from the heart.”

HPU Artist-In-Residence Allan Beaver organized the trip to NYC and the opportunities for students to visit meet with industry professionals at prestigious graphic design firms like R/GA.

“The environment was mind-blowing with outrageous technology on two beautiful floors each the size of a football field,” said Beaver. “Their presentation for their client, Fossil Watches, was enlightening and indicated their approach to solving marketing, advertising and design problems.”

“What a valuable, once-in-a-lifetime experience this was,” said HPU graphic design major Michaela Mucha. “I’m so blessed to be a part of a department here at HPU that allows for students to have the honor of connecting with world-renowned graphic designers such as Mr. Milton Glaser. To hear his story in person and intimately at his studio’s common room table was inspiring and nothing short of amazing. Each student on the trip can agree that interviewing the creator of the “I Heart New York” logo was the highlight of our weekend as we hope to take his words with us post-grad into the design field to create and inspire the world just like he has done and continues to do.

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