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Ned Drew is the director of the Design Consortium, a student/teacher design collaborative and studio

For Ned Drew’s students, classwork is just the beginning of the learning experience.

As director of the Design Consortium, which is a student/teacher design collaborative and studio, Drew immerses his graphic design students in real-world projects, many of which are visible on the Newark campus, such as the 2008 series of posters celebrating the Rutgers-Newark centennial.

Working as a team, Drew and his students meet with clients, assess their communications needs and develop a graphic-design solution. It is an invaluable experience for the students and also meets some of the campus’s needs for design work.

In addition to his teaching design and history courses, and his work with the Design Consortium, Drew co-wrote By Its Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design with another Rutgers professor, Paul Sternberger. His work has been featured in Print, Graphis, How, Creativity, Typography 21, Working with Computer Type 1, and the AIGA's Rethinking Design 3: Speaking Volumes, as well as USDesign 1975-2000.

His talents have been recognized by several design institutions, including the AIGA, the Type Directors Club, the University and Colleges Designer Association, and the American Association of Museums.

Drew holds a master of fine arts in design and visual communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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