Graphic Design

Creating meaningful solutions.

Create innovative solutions for print and digital media in our Graphic Design program. A top graphic design school, our students are technically skilled and highly competitive.

Eric Wang ’20

Design your future in this BFA program.

Graphic Design is a diverse, dynamic, and flexible field, and Ringling’s Graphic Design program gives you a deep understanding of the design thinking process and how to apply it to a broad spectrum of 2D, 3D, and screen-based media.

Learn strategies for creating concepts and designing interfaces that entice, inform, and surprise the user. Submit your work to the ADDY Awards or intern at the Ringling College Design Center. Our graduates work as graphic and product designers, creative and art directors, visual and interactive designers, or
freelance and hand-pick their projects.

Get to know your major

Alumni Spotlight

Grads In The Industry

Hannah Crews ’22
Hollister | Graphic Apparel Designer

Adam Myerscough ’22
Mission | Designer

Sean Clancy ’22
Saatchi & Saatchi | Junior Art Director

Allyssa Ellis ’21
Leo Burnett | Junior Art Director

Beatriz Patarata ’21
Earthrise Studio | Graphic Designer

Konrad Losiak ’21
Hanson Dodge | Designer

Caio Arias ’21
Significa | Interface Designer

Kelly Campbell ’20
Studio BCC | Art Director

Martin Pohlmann ’20
AKQA | Senior Designer

Leslie Carrol ’19
VSA Partners | Designer

Kelsy Vines ’19
Nickelodeon | Graphic Designer

Tyler Brown ’18
Landor & FITCH | Senior Designer

Deandra Martis ’18
Leo Burnett MEA | Multimedia Designer

Silpa Joe ’18
Soulsight | Designer David

Allin Reese ’17
Google Material | Designer

Laszlo Bogdan ’17
Leo Burnett | Art Director

Olivia Strohm ’17
Self Employed | Designer & Illustrator

Flavio Vincenti ’16
DAZN | Director of Product Design

Matthew Bongiolatti ’16
Spark | Designer

Anna Babayeva ’15
Coinbase | Staff Product Designer

Amalia Fredericksen ’15
Instagram | Senior Product Designer

Russell Mank ’15
 Arc Worldwide | Senior Art Director

Mindy Nguyen ’15
ilovecreatives studio | Creative Director

Nancy Nystrom ’15 
Barbarian | Associate Creative Director

Jamie Sharpsteen ’15
Instagram | Senior Product Designer

Where Have Our Alumni Worked?

Various Company Logos

Opportunities for students

Visiting Artists

Resources for Graphic Design Students

Learn more about the courses students take in our Graphic Design major.

See how many types of careers are available for Graphic Design graduates.

Start your graphic design
career at Ringling College.


Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Pat Mizak

Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Instructional Design Librarian


Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)


Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek
Circulation Assistant James Harrison


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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