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Joseph DiGioia is a Professor in Graphic Design and User Experience at SCAD, The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA.
Joseph joined SCAD in 2004. Before coming to SCAD he worked as a freelance designer in the area of corporate communication. Prior to this, he worked for multiple packaging and branding firms in the New York area.
Joseph is responsible for teaching on-ground and on-line courses that include: design thinking, brand development, typography, trademark and logo design, graphic design history, design methods, and research methods for graphic design. He has developed pedagogical techniques taken from professional practice that introduce studio collaboration with other college departments that included Design Management, Interactive Design, Advertising Design and Industrial Design.
Joseph served as the chair of the departmental committee who’s duty it was to bring visiting designers to the SCAD campus. They have included: Massimo Vignelli, Mateo Bologna, Ken Carbone, Will Staehle, Debbie Millman, Joe Duffy, Steff Geissbuhler, Ann Willoughby, Premiered “Typeface – The Movie” introduced by Executive Director, Justine Nagan. He is also responsible for bringing the Type Directors Club annual exhibition to campus.
Joseph DiGioia volunteered to work with an inter-departmental team on organizing and overseeing the daily programing for the Design Ethos conferences and he headed up the student volunteer group both years. During the events he entertained invited speakers and guests.
He has also prepared and accompanied top Graphic Design undergraduate students to the ADC portfolio reviews in May 2008 thru 2012 and led the call for departmental portfolio submissions, set-up and judging of students to attend.
He was the faculty liaison for the student AIGA chapter - position that he held for 2 ½ years. He helped to facilitate group activities, oversaw design and production of monthly event poster, collaborated with Rockport Publishing to bring authors to campus to speak to the student group and attended every meeting during that time. He also helped to increase group attendance by 200%.
Joseph has led three Graphic Design off-campus trips to New York City. June 2010, 2011, 2012. Studios visited: Vignelli Associates, Carbone Smolan Agency, Sterling Brands, frog design, IDEO, Interbrand, Razorfish, McgarryBowen, Mucca Design, ESPN Consumer Products Division and Wallace/Church (partial list). Two attendees have obtained employment through their participation.
He earned is Master of Fine Art (MFA) Degree in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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