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Think Wrong, Do Right

This spring break, join your fellow students and Project M for a week long Blitz in Greensboro, AL

Spring Break: March 17-24, 2013

Become part of a design movement to advocate for social change. This intense trip will challenge your point of view about design. Immerse yourself in Greensboro, a city host to dozens of dedicated design thinkers and makers, meet community members, and implement a project inspired by community needs.

Think Wrong?
'Thinking Wrong' is a way of using free word association and abstract thought in order to reach unexpected or unconventional conclusions. The type & graphic pairings seen above were generated using this process.

What's Project M?
Through short 'Blitzes,' Project M seeks to inspire young designers and help them realize that their work can have positive and significant impact on the world.

Program Cost and Deadlines

Program Cost: $1000

This cost covers all instruction for 3-credits in graphic design, lodging in Alabama, meals, activities, and support to actualize our project that will respond to community needs. Students earn undergraduate credit for the experience from Maryland Institute College of Art. Graduate credit is available at an additional charge and with permission of your graduate director. NOTE: Travel to Greensboro, AL is not included. On past Blitzes, students have carpooled, but you could also choose to fly.

Registration Deadline is February 1, 2013. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due by February 20th.
A payment plan option is available.

We expect the trip to fill quickly, and registration is first-come, first-served.

To enroll, please contact MICA's School for Professional and Continuing Studies office by phone 410 225-2219, email at spcs@mica.edu or in person at 1229 Mount Royal Avenue.

If you have questions about the program, or you are interested in supporting a scholarship for a student to attend, don't hesitate to contact 
Brockett Horne  at  bhorne@mica.edu / 410.225.4258. 


Ryan Clifford currently teaches in the new Master of Arts in Social Design (MASD) and undergraduate Graphic Design program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), is Faculty Director of the Design Coalition, and is associate director of the Center for Design Practice at MICA. He also teaches in the institution's Pre-College summer program. Ryan is an advisor to Project M, an international social design initiative committed to helping young designers use their skills to create positive change in the world. Previously, he was an instructor in the undergraduate Graphic Design Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Ryan has worked professionally in corporate design and advertising, and was a creative designer at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan where he was responsible for branding implementation, identity design, and environmental graphics. He has also worked for Buck and Pulleyn, and interned for Saatchi & Saatchi, where clients included Kodak and DuPont. His work has been recognized by the National Paperbox Association and the Rochester Advertising Foundation, and in the following publications: How International Design Annual and Print Regional Design Annual. His work has also been featured in the book Indie Publishing from Princeton Architectural Press. Ryan earned an MFA in Graphic Design from MICA and a BFA in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology.