Learn the ABCs of Design: Basic Principles for Visual Art

While design trends can differ considerably across different industries, they tend to share some elements in common. Knowing the basic building blocks or principles of visual art…

Ready, Set, Launch: Creative Mind Podcast Presents Pilot Episode with Illustration School Grad

Bobby Brill Academy of Art University is proud to present its official podcast, Creative Mind! For the pilot episode, Bobby Brill sits down with art director and illustration school graduate…

The Art Bundle: Memorable Milestones, Upcoming Trends in the World of Design

The design industry encompasses a wide variety of niche specializations. From advertising to graphic design, to industrial design to illustration—to name a few—we highlight design components and…

Current Design Trends: Sustainability Across Different Design Industries

Discover what sustainable design looks like in different creative industries.

7 Benefits of Joining a Study Abroad Program (and Why You Should Go)

Broaden your horizons. Create valuable life memories. Have loads of fun. Those are just a few of the many benefits you can enjoy from joining a study abroad program in college.

Learn the Tools of Your Trade: Popular Design Programs

Get to know nine popular design programs used in several art and design industries.

Popular Design Trends for Online Portfolios to Help You Promote Your Work

Keeping up with portfolio design trends can help you stay current and impress employers.

In Photos: Academy of Art Students Collaborate for Chinese New Year Parade Float

You’ve seen the concept design, and you’ve seen the hard work put in behind the scenes. Now it’s time to see the final product of this interdepartmental collaboration that is the official float for…

Keeping Up With Design Trends: Top Best Practices to Follow

No matter which design industry you end up working in, knowing and using these seven best practices is essential. 

New Decade, New Design Trends: What to Look Out for in 2020

Which design trends are expected to be around in 2020? Learn more about several of the latest trends in graphic design and other fields.