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Creative Crossroads: MassArt’s Design Journey from London to Leeds

Scott Bakal Professor, Illustration
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The UK is recognized internationally for cutting edge and innovative communication design—Design, Illustration, Advertising, Motion Graphics and Animation.

Through this interdisciplinary course, faculty members Scott Bakal, Illustration, and Elizabeth Resnick, of Communication Design, brought a student group to London in March 2019 where they visited the studios of leading designers, illustrators and animators, as well as important art museums.

The next stop was Leeds, a lively, stylish, and historic city located in West Yorkshire, England, crammed with top-quality museums and art galleries and a popular location for businesses in the creative industries, especially graphic design, advertising, film and new media.

There, MassArt students worked collaboratively with students from Leeds on design projects, learning across disciplines and across cultures to foster greater understanding of different perspectives, to learn new approaches to the same task, and to inform current and future professional practice.

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