Noah Herman and Joseph Pietromicca both received significant recognition at this year's American Advertising Federation of Buffalo's Student Portfolio Review event. The annual competition brings together advertising agency art directors, academic professors, and successful freelancers to review the work of college students across WNY. Graphic Design major, Noah Herman won first place and a $750 scholarship for his portfolio and Joseph Pietromicca received an honorable mention for his portfolio.

The BFA in Graphic Design is a professionally oriented program that features a broad concentration of courses in the major with supporting studio courses in other fine art areas.

Students learn the fundamentals of organizing text and images while studying typography, publication design, package design advertising and multimedia graphic presentations.

In short, students are introduced to the design that shapes the world.

You Will…

  • Develop and demonstrate mastery of digital media
  • Investigate the extent and option of visual communication
  • Demonstrate a conceptual acuity in the display of image and text
  • Proficiently design forms necessary for commercial means, from logos to websites

Career Opportunities

After graduation work beckons in:

  • The design and advertising departments of large corporations
  • Advertising agencies
  • The publishing industry
  • Exhibit design for corporations and museums
  • Television graphics


The faculty of Graphic Design have practices professionally in a wide range of contexts, from typography foundries to online publications. In addition to the development of curriculum and teaching classes, each of these faculty members produces work for a professional sector, while also maintaining a personal artistic body of work.

Additional Information

Chelsea Turton

Graphic Design

I chose Daemen for its small class size and growing Visual and Performing Arts Department. I’m interested in the expansive qualities of branding and marketing and how one concept can be creatively integrated into many facets of a business. I look to gain experience working in Buffalo at an ad agency though I look to the possibility of owning my own design firm.  ​ READ MORE

For more information, contact Christian Brandjes in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at or 716-839-8463.