Charlee Brodsky on Her Years at the School of Design

For 43 years, Charlee Brodsky has been a fixture in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. As a professor of photography, Charlee has guided countless students through the art of capturing light and color, the craft of developing a photographic narrative and the skills needed to turn a camera into a powerful communicative tool. This year, Charlee, who is a self-described “photographer, educator, grandmother, mother, wife, dog-owner, and a few other things,” is retiring from the School of Design and to say that she will be missed is an understatement.  


Alumna Elizabeth McDonough on Creating in Rural Greece

Elizabeth McDonough, an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design Master of Arts program (MA ‘22), spent a week this summer participating in a creative residency in the southern Peloponeese region of Greece. The residency was put on by the Periplus Project, an organization which aims to enable “the infiltration of design-thinking into all key sectors of society.” By tapping into and innovating around pre-existing potential, and motivating local communities, Periplus’ objective is to encourage individuals to harness creativity as a tool to effect positive, intentional change.

Featured Video by Communication Design Juniors

Our 3rd year Communication Design students created public service messages to tell the story of the region's current state of broadband connectivity. The students' campaigns are critical in helping raise awareness, advocate for and educate the general population about the importance of high-speed connectivity and its role in our day-to-day lives. Thank you to our partners Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, in collaboration with Allies for Children and Carnegie Mellon University (Metro21 and Traffic21)

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