Design

Design Major


An integrated education, Design is a fusion of studio practices and liberal arts experiences all through a contemporary lens. Discover how to refine the process of inquiry that leads to creative solutions for a variety of visual communication problems and gain the intellectual and technical skills needed to achieve success as a design professional.

Our unique individualized approach emphasizes the development of strong research skills. Through professional and personal experiences, students encounter a range of challenges in areas that include: brand identity, environmental, garment, interactive, product, promotional, publication, and web design.





Student Work Course Descriptions & Sample Schedule

Careers in Design

Many Art Academy design graduates work at firms and studios, as well as corporate in-house divisions. Graduates also thrive in entrepreneurial and freelance enterprises and in related creative industries such as: architecture, exhibitry and display, multi-media marketing, film, publication, and entertainment industries.

Our trans-disciplinary curriculum is designed to prepare you for a future at the forefront of contemporary design.

Art Director
Creative Director
Graphic Designer
Marketing Manager
Digital Designer
Brand Manager
Social Media Manager
Strategist
Web developer
Packaging Designer
Print Designer
Advertising Designer
User Interface Designer
User Experience Designer
Entrepreneur
Art Director
Creative Director
Graphic Designer
Marketing Manager
Digital Designer
Brand Manager
Social Media Manager
Strategist
Web developer
Packaging Designer
Print Designer
Advertising Designer
User Interface Designer
User Experience Designer
Entrepreneur
"When I looked at attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati, I was certain that it was going to be a good experience, but I had no idea that it would be the catalyst to guide me towards a life and career that I never thought would become a tangible reality."

DAVID CESTELLI (BFA 2014)
Product Graphic Designer, Trek Bicycle

"When I looked at attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati, I was certain that it was going to be a good experience, but I had no idea that it would be the catalyst to guide me towards a life and career that I never thought would become a tangible reality."

DAVID CESTELLI (BFA 2014)
Product Graphic Designer, Trek Bicycle

Successful Alumni

Andrea Bacca, Content Strategist, BLDG
Thea Bergstedt, Art Director, Amazon
David Cestelli, Product Graphic Designer, Trek Bicycle
Emmanuel de Roquette, Client Associate, Landor
Bobbi Glassmeyer, Marketing Manager, Graeter's
Garett Holden, Owner, Garett Holden Creative
Sydney Lamb, Designer, BLDG
Jonathan Medina, Content Creator, Rhinegeist
Nick Paparone, Associate Creative Director, WeWork
Andrea Poling, Digital Program Director, GE Aviation
Zach Stubenvoll, Creative Director, Facebook
Isabel Uria, Owner, Paper Design Paper
Alexis VanEtten, Senior Design Manager, P&G
Steve Weinstein, Owner, Envoi Design
Andrea Bacca, Content Strategist, BLDG
Thea Bergstedt, Art Director, Amazon
David Cestelli, Product Graphic Designer, Trek Bicycle
Emmanuel de Roquette, Client Associate, Landor
Bobbi Glassmeyer, Marketing Manager, Graeter's
Garett Holden, Owner, Garett Holden Creative
Sydney Lamb, Designer, BLDG
Jonathan Medina, Content Creator, Rhinegeist
Nick Paparone, Associate Creative Director, WeWork
Andrea Poling, Digital Program Director, GE Aviation
Zach Stubenvoll, Creative Director, Facebook
Isabel Uria, Owner, Paper Design Paper
Alexis VanEtten, Senior Design Manager, P&G
Steve Weinstein, Owner, Envoi Design
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