Kent State University

Jason Medrano

Jason Medrano is an Art Director at IdeaBase located in Kent, Ohio. Having graduated as Cum Laude from Kent State University (2015-18), Jason earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD).

Jason Medrano
Kent State University

Alexander Griffin

Alexander Griffin is a Graphic Designer at Bialosky Cleveland. 

A multidisciplinary designer living in Cleveland, OH, Alexander Griffin thrives on experiencing culture first-hand as a designer, traveler, and three-dimensional thinker.

He currently creates print, web, and 3D work with the marketing team of one of NW Ohio's foremost design firms, Bialosky Cleveland, as a graphic designer. Additionally, Alexander Griffin is looking for freelance opportunities.

Alexander Griffin is a Graphic Designer at Bialosky Cleveland.
Bialosky & Partners Architecture
Cleveland, Ohio

Jessica Barness

Jessica Barness is an Associate Professor in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. Her research resides at the intersection of design, humanistic inquiry, and interactive technologies, investigated through a critical, practice-based approach. She is also involved in ongoing projects connecting sound studies and design. As an educator, she focuses on interdisciplinary projects that connect communication design with the areas of architecture, museum studies, entrepreneurship, and the sciences.

Jessica Barness
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

Jordan Kauffman

Jordan Kauffman is a graphic designer that is experienced in both designing for print & web. Particularly interested in design for the social good and the integration of design and education. He is always looking for new projects & opportunities, and is passionate about education and believe that it is a life long commitment, not something that you just do in school. Jordan believes in design for the social good, meaning he strives to do design work that benefits others.

Jordan Kauffman, Kent State University
Kent State University
Goshen, Indiana

2018 Academic Summit Minneapolis - Sustainability and Community Consciousness Dialogue

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Nicole Neuman

Nicole Neuman is a recent graduate of Kent State University with a BA in Visual Communication Design. Nicole enjoys working with others on collaborative pieces, solving problems, and coming up with great design solutions. She is well versed in many areas of design including environmental graphic design, and motion design. She has also recently discovered a passion for photography and enjoys experimenting with movement and abstract compositions.

Nicole Neauman, Ken State University
Chagrin Falls

Molly Lawrence

Molly Lawrence is a Cleveland-based illustrator and designer. She studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA in illustration. Currently, she is an adjunct instructor of graphic design and illustration in the school of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University and is an MFA candidate studying graphic design, illustration, and environmental graphic design.

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Molly Lawrence, Kent State University
Kent, OH

Rachel Kozy

Rachel Kozy is currently a senior at Kent State University pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design. Although she loves all aspects of design, she is especially interested in branding and typography. She is a passionate, hard-working designer who loves collaborating with others. She has interned with MTV in New York City and Go Media in Cleveland, Ohio and is always looking for new opportunities to meet and work with others.

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