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Graphic Design with Tom Adolphs
February 21, 2020

Graphic Design with Tom Adolphs

At FinnU a degree in graphic design is becoming more and more popular. On this episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers is joined by graphic design professor, Tom Adolphs. The pair talk about the graphic design program, the updated graphics lab, scholarships and more.

“I like to think that they enjoy the atmosphere we’ve built, we have done a lot of renovation in the last three years with the graphic design space,” said Adolphs. “I try to [...]

February 7, 2019

Faculty Exhibit opening reception is February 21

Tom Adolphs, “Untitled 2 from In Between series”, Digital Drawing/Painting, 2018

Finlandia University’s International School of Art and Design will present a faculty exhibit at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) from February 21 to March 18, 2019.

Dylan Evans Weiler, “they’re too young to even understand what’s on your mind”, Oil on linen on Panel, 2017

An opening reception for the artists will take place [...]

Blue Kenwood and Emma Mackey displaying their art skills
January 25, 2019

Sophomore art students get soupy on Finlandia Fridays

Art students Emma Mackey and Blue Kenwood dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week. Both Mackey and Kenwood are sophomores in the International School of Art and Design, and members of the Young Women’s Caucus of Art (YWCA).

Mackey is a local who is attending FinnU with the assistance of the Hancock Award and is studying graphic design. “At first I was doing the joint degree of marketing and graphic design, but I kind of fell in love with [...]

September 26, 2017

Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design brings in 3D printer

Senior graphic design major Zong Deng examines the new 3D printer.

The most innovative design experiences come from utilizing cutting-edge technology, and that’s exactly what students in Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design have at their fingertips with a new 3D printer.

“This will be critical as we advance our aim of adding more 3D elements into the program that we offer,” Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Tom Adolphs said. “The possibilities are endless, which helps [...]

February 9, 2017

ISAD Faculty Exhibit opens February 22

Exhibit Dates: February 22 to March 21, 2017 Opening reception: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Finlandia University’s International School of Art and Design will present a faculty exhibit at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock, February 22 to March 21, 2017.

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An opening reception for the artists will take [...]

Tom Adolphs
August 16, 2016

Hancock native to lead graphic design program at FinnU

Finlandia University has hired Tom Adolphs as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. Adolphs is a Hancock native that is just about finished with his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University.

“Being able to work here is a dream come true,” said Adolphs. “I enjoy being in this town, and adding to it.”

Adolphs also earned his master’s degree from Michigan Tech after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Northern Michigan University. After graduating with his [...]

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