Welcome to the GDV Studio.

At the GDV Studio, we are cultivating an environment that fosters growth, collaboration, cross-pollination and meaningful dialogue about design and the world in which it exists. 

It’s all about creating a hands-on, applied project based learning environment. This is an immersive and fast paced graphic design and visual communication program housed in a contemporary, real-world studio space. Design will become the primary language through which we learn to interpret, and communicate, our experiences.

Joining the GDV Studio means taking an interest in everything that goes on around us and investing time in the study of the world that lies behind all great design.

In the GDV Studio we embrace the notion that creating images, objects and compositions facilitates the development of powerful ideas, creating a strong portfolio of results. The goal is to keep thinking about what design could be.

Participate. Learn. Adapt. Change.

“There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.”

– Jon Kolko, Design Thinking Comes of Age. Design as Strategy, Harvard Business Review, September 2015. (Jon Kolko is Vice President of Design at Blackboard. He is also the Founder and Director of the Austin Centre for Design. His work focuses on helping design students develop autonomy through creation. He has worked extensively with both startups and Fortune 500 companies, and he is most interested in humanizing educational technology.)