DAAPers

One of the most prestigious Art schools in the nation lies right here in Cincinnati: DAAP. A part of the University of Cincinnati, DAAP has recently been getting national recognition as one of the top art and design schools in the U.S. The industrial design program was recently rated #1 in the country by DesignIntelligence , and many other programs were ranked within the top 5. Gary Rogers, a 1981 graduate of DAAP, spoke very highly of the institution, especially its well-known co-op program. “You only learn so much out of a book,” Mr. Rogers stated as he elaborated on the program. He continued to speak extremely positively about the programs at DAAP. Upon interviewing two future DAAP students, Jeff Harpenau and Andy Meyer, the excitement was evident. These two art students were both admitted into DAAP’s graphic design program. Both Andy and Jeff have heard that DAAP is an amazing place and everyone loves it. Jeff stated, “I heard DAAP is really difficult and has a lot of work involved with it, but everybody I’ve talked to loves it.” Andy agreed with Jeff and went on to say that he is afraid that he is afraid his social life is going to be very limited because of the amount of time he’s going to have to put into DAAP. I n the future, Jeff wants to use his graphic design skills to create his own website advertising and selling t-shirt designs. Not only does he want to design the website, but also all of the t-shirts featured. When asked about his future, Meyer replied, “I’m not really sure what I want to do yet, but I think the co-op program at DAAP will help me decide what I want to be in the future. I don’t want to be crammed up in a cubicle, that’s for sure.” Without a doubt, DAAP continues to build a very impressive reputation and is considered among the elite of art institutions in the US. Many DAAP alum have created designs we see every day, such as the JCPenney logo. More impressive feats have been conquered, which is proof that DAAP lives up to its expectations. We wish these two Elder seniors the best of luck on their quest for graphic design fame and glory.