UCR Extension Instructor Wins Award of Distinction for Graphic Design

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – Randall Cornish, an instructor for UCR Extension’s Digital Arts & Design Summer Academy, has received an Award of Distinction from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts in New York City for his BeeDorm logo, which he designed for college dormitory buildings. “The idea was to create a fun and playful identity that would enhance social life on campus,” Cornish said.

UCR Extension Digital Arts & Design Summer Academy Instructor, Randall Cornish.

UCR Extension Digital Arts & Design Summer Academy Instructor, Randall Cornish.

An established author, educator and industry professional, Cornish has 40 years of experience in the field of graphic design. He has been an instructor with UCR Extension since 2009, but has been teaching graphic design part-time at various colleges and universities since 1998. He graduated with honors with a degree in both Visual Arts and Communications from the University of California, San Diego. He’s a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and acts as a mentor to students.  He won an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2005 from the San Diego Community College District, and in 2008, an American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA Magazine.

Cornish is one of three instructors teaching during UCR Extension’s Digital Arts & Design Summer Academy, which runs from mid-July through the first week in August. During the 4-week academy, students gain exposure to the latest and greatest practices within the industry, while mastering specialized techniques and getting hands-on experience with Adobe Creative Suite, in which Cornish is a Certified Expert. Other topics covered by Cornish include: branding and marketing, color, marks and logos, print vs. online portfolios, software programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge and Acrobat, as well as copyright and trademark guidelines.

Learn more about Randall Cornish and UCR Extension’s Digital Arts & Design Summer Academy at:

Digital Arts & Design Summer Academy

Randall Cornish

Media Contact


Tel: (951) 827-4756
E-mail: john.warren@ucr.edu

Additional Contacts

Sandra T. Richards
Tel: (951) 827-7139
E-mail: srichards@ucx.ucr.edu

Archived under: Arts/Culture, Inside UCR, , , , , ,

Top of Page