08/12/2014 09:57 AM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Art & Design – which includes the School of Architecture, School of Art, Department of Interior Design and the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture – recently launched a new website at http://design.lsu.edu.
Geared toward prospective undergraduate and graduate students, current students, alumni and the general public, the website features hundreds of images portraying student life at the college from orientation through graduation to careers. The site’s significant improvements include portfolios of student work, more comprehensive information about the college and its programs, searchable faculty listings, an alumni database, dozens of resources for students and alumni and a variety of ways to view upcoming events.
Galleries of student work are showcased in the portfolio sections of the site, where users can filter the content by year of study or by discipline, exploring how studio work progresses from the first year of study through graduate school to thesis projects. These galleries will be updated each semester so the work shown will always reflect what is currently being taught at the college.
The database of alumni, a never-ending work in progress, highlights what the College of Art & Design alumni are doing and where they are working. Alumni have the option to provide biographical information and images of their professional work. Alumni who would like to be included in this listing may submit updates and images through a form on the website. The college is also providing information about available jobs and internships as a resource for current students, recent graduates, and alumni. Employers can reach qualified candidates by submitting jobs and internship opportunities through an easy-to-use form on the website.
The home page of the new site currently features a video filmed and edited by Lauren Herring, a third-year digital art student and a member of the student organization Digital Art & Design Association at the LSU School of Art. This portion of the home page will be updated frequently, offering students the opportunity to work on projects that will be displayed on the home page of the website. Prospective undergraduate students who are unsure of their career paths can explore their options in a personality driven comparison chart. They can view an alumni database and see how degrees in art and design translate into careers in the real world. And they can browse through a comprehensive faculty listing and view faculty work to get a feel for the skills and accomplishments of their future mentors.
Those who visit the new site can also find information about upcoming college events, exhibitions and lectures, or view past lectures online. The “Give” section of the website features the college’s current initiatives, the many ways to give to one’s program of choice and a donor honor roll listing the names of everyone who has given to the college in the past year. Visitors can find information about the college’s study abroad, intersession and exchange programs; view the scholarships awarded to students each year; browse student organizations; find admissions requirements; contact retired and emeritus faculty and more.
The website was designed by YOLO Design, a Baton Rouge–based web design and development company founded in 2010 by three LSU graduates. The lead developer, Nick Defelice, graduated from LSU with a degree in electrical engineering; project manager Christopher Schwing received a degree in information systems and decision sciences; and Jeremy Beyt, lead designer, graduated from LSU with a degree in economics and marketing. The firm has designed websites for a diverse client base; some of their other projects include websites for Big Fish, Feedbackstr and TEDxLSU. Visit http://www.yolodesign.com for more information.
Contact Angela Harwood
LSU College of Art & Design
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LSU Media Relations
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014