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Darren Sanefski

Associate Professor of Multiple Platform Journalism

Darren Sanefski has an extensive news design and marketing background. He received his master’s of arts degree in interactive design from the State University of New York at Oswego and a bachelor of fine arts in visual communication from Syracuse University.

He was on the faculty at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University from 2005 until 2011 and has been a summer adjunct from 2012 through 2016. During his time at Newhouse, Sanefski’s 2011 Military Visual Journalism class won second place in the AEJMC Best of the Web competition.

Sanefski worked for The Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, New York. Most recently, he was the paper’s sports design editor and designed interactive sports graphics for its sister website,

He runs a freelance marketing and graphic design business, DMS Design Studio, where he designs for national and regional companies on a variety of projects. His current and past clients include, Boeing, Pacificare, Syracuse University, Blue Highway Inc., LeMoyne College, the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, Perimetek Pest Management and Neilson’s Department Store.

Sanefski is often hired to consult and/or present at design and/or marketing seminars and workshops. He has won numerous national and international awards for his images and designs. He serves on the board of The Society of News Design Foundation as education director.

Academic Interest
Motion Graphics & 3D Modeling
Favorite Oxford Spot
Ajax Diner
Favorite Books
The Art of Star Wars, Don't Steal Sheep
Favorite Music
"Jungeland" by Bruce Springsteen
Why IMC?
Diverse class offering allows for exploration