The Graphic Design Department will be hosting the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Merge Idea Conference this Saturday, March 4. Sponsored by AAF Jackson, MERGE is Mississippi’s only advertising-focused student conference. The conference will host just under 100 graphic design students from universities and colleges in the area for a full day of creative workshops with graphic design and advertising professionals.
The Graphic Design Department welcomes Mr. Jon Micah Tyson as their newest full time faculty member. Tyson, a previous faculty member in the Visual Art Department, will join Mrs. Gigi Turner and Mr. Cornelius Denson in teaching various graphic design courses including animation and multi-media courses. He holds a BS from Mississippi College with an emphasis in sculpture and printmaking, and an MED from Mississippi College in Art Education, and currently works with local and global video game studios in the roles of art direction consultant, concept artist, and animation.