April 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

April 21: Award-winning Visual Journalist to Lecture at Arcadia About Paths of Art School Grads

As far as animals go, the snail may be seen as a bit of an underdog. It does not have the authoritative roar of the lion or the esteem of the eagle. But it is in the sluggish snail that visual journalist Oliver Uberti has found an illustration for what can come after art school.

On Monday, April 21, Uberti will give a talk, “Snails Are Actually Pretty Good Role Models: Perhaps a New Way of Looking at Life After Art School,” as part of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Distinguished Artist Lecture Series. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Great Room.

The event is sponsored by Arcadia University’s department of Visual and Performing Arts and co-sponsored by the department of Media and Communication. For more information on the event, contact Abbey Ryan, department of Visual and Performing Arts at or 215-572-2133 or

About Oliver Uberti

Uberti travels the world with a sketchbook in hand. From 2003 to 2012, he worked in the design department of National Geographic Magazine, most recently as senior design editor. His designs, information graphics, and art direction have won numerous awards. In 2010, he designed 826DC’s Museum of Unnatural History—a novelty gift store, non-profit tutoring center, and the only museum he knows of with a cave, unicorn tears, and hundreds of volunteers teaching children to write.

Uberti has spoken at TEDx on the subject of creativity and the time required producing good, soulful work. In 2012 he left National Geographic to form his own studio, Oliver Uberti Creative, in Ann Arbor, Mich., designing storefront signs, a book about London, and a line of products for newly self-aware robots grappling with the anxieties of Sentience.


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