pixels & print

Annual Newhouse design workshop will support local nonprofit HUGs from Cara

By Wendy S. Loughlin 

February 5, 2019

Fifty graphic design students from the Newhouse School will spend Feb. 7–9 creating materials for the fifth annual Pixels & Print design workshop.

The collaborative event teaches students the power of designing for social impact and the greater good by tasking them with a project benefiting an organization in need. This year, students will work with Auburn, New York-based nonprofit HUGs from Cara, which provides support and services for children and families suffering from grief.   

Within the span of 48 hours, students will research, brainstorm and develop a logo and brand system, a website, explainer and social motion graphics and event campaigns for HUGs for Cara. They will work under the direction of professional designers from Google, Sports Illustrated, Webflow, Peloton Interactive and other organizations. Renée Stevens, assistant professor on visual communications at Newhouse, is the creative and managing director for the workshop.

Students will present their work at a presentation Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in 141 Newhouse 3.

For more information, visit pixelsvsprint.syr.edu or contact Stevens at rcsteven@syr.edu. You can also  follow on Twitter at #designforgood.