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Graphic Design

What You’ll Study

Have you ever wondered how a production company chooses the title font for a movie? Or have you considered what draws you to a company logo? From paper to pixels, discover the art of visual content creation in Queens’ graphic design program. Using the latest design tools, experienced faculty will teach you to understand and produce visual content suited for all types of screens, surfaces, and media. They will also prepare you to navigate real-world design problems through critical thinking and collaboration. Our graduates also build a dynamic portfolio and creative persona to launch a career in the evolving world of 21st-century design. Explore our curriculum covering visual literacy, typography, motion graphics, branding, UX, and more. Join us and become a versatile and skilled designer.

Student Work

This is for the Birds - J Boswell

How Can You Use This Degree?

Your graphic design degree will prepare you for careers in both print and digital design at the organizations included below. You will bring an extensive skillset to any organization including work in graphic design, UX design, multimedia and web design, packaging design, illustration, exhibition design, augmented and virtual reality, art direction, marketing, social media, creative entrepreneurship, and digital fine arts.

  • Advertising agencies
  • Production houses
  • Marketing firms
  • Creative firms
  • Print shops
  • In-house creative departments within companies
  • Graduate school

Highlighted Courses

  • Motion Graphics (GDN 213)
  • Branding and Identity Design (GDN 310) 
  • User Experience Design (GDN 313)
  • Topics in Graphic Design (GDN 429)

Student Highlights

Nathan Le, ’24 and Izzy Jones, ’24 – Created a mural for the Midtown Bojangles in fall 2022.

Sara Diaz, ’20 – Lead Designer at Folio. Sara won an ADDY for her senior capstone project, Coconam.

Tereza Zimovjanova, ’20 – Graphic Designer. Tereza was a triathlete at Queens and is currently traveling the world as a triathlete for the Czech Republic national triathalon team and works externally for several companies as a graphic designer, social media manager, and clothing designer.

Program Contact

Melissa Gamez

Assistant Professor of Design
Director of Graphic Design and Studio Art

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