The works below are the creations of some of the super smart and talented student designers who have taken my classes. This will provide an overview of some of the types of works I enjoy teaching.

student work

Speed

Work by Jason Barnett. Students were asked to create a web-friendly animated action word related to a type of business to be used online.

Your Island

Work by Della Wheeler. Upper division students were asked to create, brand and market their own island. In addition, they were asked to create way-finding signage, maps and a website. The result is a cross-platform, multi-media graphic design piece that shows off what upper division students are capable of creating. Copy of assignment linked below:

Converge

Work by Gage Lozano. Students were asked to create a web-friendly animated action word related to a type of business to be used online.

Your Island

Work by Sarah Smalley. Upper division students were asked to create, brand and market their own island. In addition, they were asked to create way-finding signage, maps and a website. The result is a cross-platform, multi-media graphic design piece that shows off what upper division students are capable of creating. Copy of assignment linked below:

Vector Landscape

Work by Oscar Davila-Villena. Students were asked to illustrate a unique landscape with Adobe Illustrator. Reference photos could be used, but illustration could not be an exact replica of a photo.

Drop Pop

Work by Vanessa Antonio. Students were asked to create a web-friendly animated action word related to a type of business to be used online.

Your Island

Work by Phanet Nen. Upper division students were asked to create, brand and market their own island. In addition, they were asked to create way-finding signage, maps and a website. The result is a cross-platform, multi-media graphic design piece that shows off what upper division students are capable of creating. Copy of assignment linked below: Project link below.

Your Island

Work by Phanet Nen. Upper division students were asked to create, brand and market their own island. In addition, they were asked to create way-finding signage, maps and a website. The result is a cross-platform, multi-media graphic design piece that shows off what upper division students are capable of creating. Copy of assignment linked below:

Spark

Work by Jason Barnett. Students were asked to create a web-friendly animated action word related to a type of business to be used online.

Your Island

Work by Ruby Jazz. Upper division students were asked to create, brand and market their own island. In addition, they were asked to create way-finding signage, maps and a website. The result is a cross-platform, multi-media graphic design piece that shows off what upper division students are capable of creating. Copy of assignment linked below:

Your Island - Map

Work by Ruby Jazz. Upper division students were asked to create, brand and market their own island. In addition, they were asked to create way-finding signage, maps and a website. The result is a cross-platform, multi-media graphic design piece that shows off what upper division students are capable of creating. Copy of assignment linked below:

Refresh. Revive.

Work by Danny Weedle. Students were asked to create a web-friendly, animated, action word related to a type of business to be used online.

American Stories

Work by Erin Thompson. Students were asked to create a gallery catalog for a Smithsonian exhibit. Focus was on creating a piece from supplied photography as well as finding new assets. This project has been a successful project for major and non-majors, and it provides a good intro to multi-page/booklet design. Copy of assignment linked below:

American Stories (web banner ads)

Work by Erin Thompson. Students were asked to create online banner advertising for a gallery Smithsonian exhibit in addition to their gallery catalog. This introduces the idea of working on cross-platform media campaigns. Copy of assignment linked below:

Annual Report

Work by Caitlyn Parker. Upper division students were asked to create an annual report for a fantastical business. The annual report must include 12 spreads, a typographic mark and an infographic. The project focused on brand consistency and information delivery. Copy of assignment linked below: Link to project below:

You and a Beast

Work by Riley Jones. Students were asked to tell the story of a person and a beast in three illustrations. Copy of assignment linked below:

Designer's Postage Stamp

Work by Brandon O'Rear. Beginning Graphic Design students were asked to create an illustration for a postage stamp paying homage to a designer they selected. Copy of assignment linked below:

Your Island

Work by Caitlyn Parker. Upper division students were asked to create, brand and market their own island. In addition, they were asked to create way-finding signage, maps and a website. The result is a cross-platform, multi-media graphic design piece that shows off what upper division students are capable of creating.

Vector Landscape

Work by Shelby Rehberger. Students were asked to illustrate a unique landscape with Adobe Illustrator. Reference photos could be used, but illustration could not be an exact replica of a photo. Copy of assignment linked below:

Your Island

Work by Sarah Smalley. Upper division students were asked to create, brand and market their own island. In addition, they were asked to create way-finding signage, maps and a website. The result is a cross-platform, multi-media graphic design piece that shows off what upper division students are capable of creating. Copy of assignment linked below:

Client work: In/Finite Earth Posters

Students were asked to create a poster advertising an upcoming show in the Department of Art's Todd Gallery. The project ran for only 2-weeks at the first 2 weeks of school, simulating tight-turn client-driven deadlines. These photos show the entire classes' work outside of the gallery.

Client work: "China" Poster

Work by Ariel Tyndell. Students were asked to create a poster advertising an upcoming show in the Department of Art's Todd Gallery. The project ran for only 2-weeks at the first 2 weeks of school, simulating tight-turn client-driven deadlines. This poster was selected to be given to one of the sponsors (Ascend Credit Union) as a thank you gift.

Client work: "China" Poster

Students were asked to create a poster advertising an upcoming show in the Department of Art's Todd Gallery. The project ran for only 2-weeks at the first 2 weeks of school, simulating tight-turn client-driven deadlines. Copy of assignment linked below: These photos show the entire classes' work outside of the gallery.

American Stories

Work by Olivia Throckmorton. Students were asked to create a gallery catalog for a Smithsonian exhibit. Focus was on creating a piece from supplied photography as well as finding new assets. This project has been a successful project for major and non-majors, and it provides a good intro to multi-page/booklet design. Copy of assignment linked below:

Designer's Postage Stamp

Work by Abby Taylor. Beginning Graphic Design students were asked to create an illustration for a postage stamp paying homage to a designer they selected. Copy of assignment linked below:

Isometric Map

Work by Timothy Rudolph. Students were asked to illustrate a map based on an isometric grid. The place had to be fictional.

Organic Logo/Branding

Work by Timothy Rudolph. Students were asked to create a logo for an Organic line of products. Focus was placed on choosing a harmonious color palette and brand design was introduced. Copy of assignment linked below:

"Ilustration Next" Interview

Work by Kasey Golden. Students were asked answer interview questions in writing and in the form of an illustration. Questions were based on the book "Illustration Next". Assignment linked below.

American Stories

Work by Olivia Throckmorton. Students were asked to create a gallery catalog for a Smithsonian exhibit. Focus was on creating a piece from supplied photography as well as finding new assets. This project has been a successful project for major and non-majors, and it provides a good intro to multi-page/booklet design. Copy of assignment linked below:

Fruits & Veggies

Work by Laura Hoffman. Students were asked to explore a fruit or vegetable in 20 different visual ways, then create a product relating to that fruit or vegetable from their visual experiments.

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