Design Students Raise Nearly $1000 in T-shirt Sales To Benefit Natural Disaster Relief

When Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the California Wildfires devastated Texas, Florida, and California within a matter of weeks, UNK’s student chapter of AIGA wanted to do something to help those affected by these natural disasters. Students quickly sprung into action and put together a series of t-shirt designs, voting on the best two of […]

UNK’s VCD Students Take Home Fifteen Medals at AIGA Show

This Saturday, AIGA Nebraska—our state’s chapter for the design profession’s largest and oldest professional organization—held its annual design competition at Kaneko in Omaha. This year, 30 works from UNK’s Visual Communication and Design (VCD) students made it to the second-round of judging. This year’s judges included Timothy Hykes, a UX Designer for Wells Fargo and […]

Creepy Jack-O’-Lanterns and Smashed Pumpkins Highlight Halloween 2017

It’s Halloween and within the Department of Art and Design that means fists full of pumpkin guts, paint-filled gourds flying through the air, and a hall filled with some of the spookiest jack-o’-lanterns. Students from the department took part in carving and displaying their pumpkin designs for our annual contest and participated in chuckin’ pumpkins […]

UNK Art & Design Ignite Creative Possibilities with Imagination Day

Over 115 students attended this fall’s Imagination Day in order to attend workshops and demonstrations in letterpress, printmaking, ceramics, glass blowing, and 3D modeling. Area high schools that attended included Amherst, Beatrice, Broken Bow, Grand Island Northwest, Grand Island Senior High, Gothenburg, Kearney Catholic, Kearney High School, Lexington, Minden, Ogallala, Shelton, Wicox-Hildreth, and Phillipsburg, Kansas.  […]

Make Your Reality at the Third Annual Imagination Day

The third annual Imagination Day events are set to kick-off this fall on Wednesday, October 18 when area Nebraska high schools will join students and professors from UNK along with staff from the Museum of Nebraska Art for a day of workshops, demonstrations, and Q&A sessions. Students will begin the morning at the Museum of Nebraska […]

Area High School Students Experience Imagination Day: Reloaded

Light paintings, monoprint ceramics, 3D computer models, and screen prints were just a handful of activities that over 60 students from ten different high schools took part in during Imagination Day:Reloaded this past Wednesday. One thing that is certain from this event: students left reinvigorated with inspiration and knowledge from the variety of demonstrations and workshops that […]

Nine UNK VCD Students Earn Seventeen ADDY Awards

Congratulations to nine of our Visual Communication and Design students who took home a total of seventeen awards from this year’s American Advertising Federation’s District ADDY Awards! On February 18, students and professionals from across the state gathered at Lincoln’s Rococo Theater for this year’s awards ceremony which highlights exceptional professional work and student projects. […]

Happy National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

Happy National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, everyone! In order to honor this lesser-known holiday that celebrates our favorite packing material, we created a series of cards designed by our very own Visual Communication and Design professor, Dan May, and a handful of our eager-to-assist students. In between the instant gratification that comes with the popping of these air-filled […]

Exhibition Statement – Art Ed. Fall 2016

A body is a collection of systems in which each part plays a role in maintaining order. There are many checks and balances in place within the body to create equilibrium and maintain a beautifully functioning human being. Within our show, our artwork functions similarly. Each of the five artists in this show has contributed […]

Robert Bombeck, BFA Art Senior, 2016

  Exhibition Statement My body of work was created to explore various examples of corruption. Throughout the years, it has seemed that people, political parties, and activist groups have sought to solve these issues with a final black and white solution. However, problems within society, government, and our ecosystem seem to rarely be solved with […]