2011 – Amy Parker

classnoteAmy Parker – 2011 (Graphic Design) emailed with news of an exciting promotion. Amy is now an art director at Digitas and handles large-scale campaigns for fortune 500 companies. Last semester Amy hosted School of Art & Design freshmen at Digitas for a panel of creatives who addressed the real world experience of design graduates. Amy was joined by fellow NESAD alums and Digitas designers Jackie Schaab, Matt Adams, Bianca Petinicchi and Tony Capozzi. Amy has developed a passion for running over the last year and participated in the Maine Marathon and Boston Marthon. She ran in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and raised over $8,000 for vital cancer research. Go Amy! Get in touch with Amy at amyparkerdesign(at)gmail.com.


Graphic Design job at Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum is seeking a part-time Graphic Designer:

“The Graphic Designer develops concepts and designs for print, web as well as exhibit and signage related environmental graphics. S/he works collaboratively with Museum marketing, education and exhibit staff to produce materials that advance the mission and evolve the branding of Boston Children’s Museum.”

Read More at hireculture.org

Is your company hiring? Let us know at nesadalumni(at)suffolk.edu.

Graphic Design Job Opportunity at Suffolk

The Office of Marketing & Communications at Suffolk University is seeking a Graphic Designer to join their team.

“Suffolk University is seeking an innovative individual who works as a member of the Office of Marketing & Communications (OMC) team to produce print and electronic projects that reflect the overall University mission and the specific marketing goal for each project. Along with the other members of the creative team, this position initiates and promotes consistent and accurate presentation of the Suffolk University brand.”

Learn More

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Drawing Connections at Boston Center for the Arts

Audrey Goldstein
Audrey Goldstein “Issues of Trust #8”
Wood, veneer, pastel, acrylic & marble powder, fesco, felt, polyfill, graphite, resin  68″ x 58″ x 48″

Drawing Connections, the 23rd annual Boston Center for the Arts Drawing Show features Foundation Program Assistant Director Ilona Anderson and Fine Arts Director Audrey Goldstein. Drawing Connections explores connections between traditional and contemporary drawing techniques. Exhibition guests can explore drawing through workshops and a series of evolving interactive drawings. Join Ilona for a free workshop,  Connected through Drawing: An Interactive Workshop, on Saturday, July 27th at 10 AM.

Ilona Anderson “What One Is” (detail) Pearlescent ink, gouache, acrylic, on black and grey archival papers
Ilona Anderson “What One Is” (detail) Pearlescent ink, gouache, acrylic, on black and grey archival papers





Exhibition Dates: July 12 – September 22
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Curatorial Talk: September 14 | 1:00 PM

Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts
551 Tremont Street , Boston, MA 02116



Foundation Studies Director Linda Brown at Kingston Gallery

Linda Brown
“Chimeric Young 3”, wood, paper, quartz, paint, plant, 12x12x7, 2013.

Foundation Studies Program Director Linda Brown’s solo show Chimeric opens Friday, July 5th at Kingston Gallery in Boston’s SOWA arts district. Join Linda for an opening reception from 5-7:30 PM.

Linda’s sculptures and installations explore and redefine the intersection of nature and humanity; incorporating living plants with artifacts of human existence. Read more about Chimeric on the Kingston Gallery’s website.


Exhibition Dates: July 3 – 28

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5 | 5 – 7:30 PM

Kingston Art Gallery
450 Harrison Ave. #43, Boston, MA 02118


Springboard 5 Opens at Suffolk’s Adams Gallery

Springboard 5, the annual juried exhibition of Fine Arts thesis work, is currently on exhibit at Suffolk University’s Adams Gallery. Stop by 120 Tremont Friday, June 28th from 5-7 pm for an opening reception and get to know our newest Fine Arts alumni. Springboard 5 is on exhibit through August 12th.

Exhibiting Artists:

  • Lisa Allard
  • Taylor Crouch
  • Hollie Hart
  • Colleen Kortendick
  • Steven Skiffington
  • Alli Skula, Recipient of 2013 Fine Arts Jurors’ Award
  • Ren Truscott
  • ChengCheng Yang

Image: Alli Skula, Collective


MollyHello! Molly Akin here, I’m taking over for Sara as editor of &Then. I am looking forward to getting to know you all through this blog and connecting on Twitter (@SuffolkNESAD) and Facebook.

I’ve been with the school for six years and have had the pleasure of getting to know many of you who graduated during my time here. My first position was a temporary assignment in the Continuing Education office. I quickly fell in love with the wonderful creative community at the school and I’ve been here ever since! After my stint in CE, I manned “command central” at the front desk, moving to my current position as Web Editor & Media Coordinator in the fall of 2011. When not at work, I spend most of my time hanging out with my baby daughter and growing my photography practice.

There’s a lot going on at the School of Art & Design these days and I look forward to keeping you up-to-date. Most of all I look forward to hearing from you. Please keep in touch; you can share your news via the contact form on this blog or by emailing nesadalumni(at)suffolk.edu.

Interior Architecture MA Program Nationally Ranked

For the 3nd year in a row, our MA program in Interior Architecture is ranked in DesignIntelligence magazine’s list of the top 10 architecture and design schools in the U.S. The programs were ranked by practitioners drawn from leading firms throughout the U.S., who have direct experience in hiring and evaluating the performance of recent design graduates. Read more about the DesignIntelligence rankings.