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Students create video demonstrations of unique mobile apps designed to engage community

Students design digital products for mobile application that add to or expand on Greenville’s sense of place through additional programming (or activity). Students choose a local partner to work with and define goals and frame project for conceptualization and development. Students must consider the needs of their partner as well as the end user of their application (often these are not the same people).

In this project, we discuss concepts of UI (user-interface design) and UX (user-experience design) and work with digital prototyping tools such as Adobe XD. Additionally, concepts and techniques for designing for digital environments such as wireframing, prototyping, and user-testing are introduced to support design development.

Work was completed by junior graphic design students at East Carolina University, Graphic Design, School of Art + Design.

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Active Voice: Students create campaigns about social justice, diversity, anti-racism, and equity.

Access to Healthcare Campaign by Chelsea Davis. Seeks to shift behaviors and attitudes towards equity in healthcare sectors.

Graphic design and visual communication can be a powerful tool to affect change, shape culture, and persuade opinions and actions of audiences across social, cultural, economic, and/or political circumstances.

This project introduces students to graphic design as a tool for action and social impact. Students develop messaging campaigns that build awareness, educate and inform on overarching themes and topics with a shared intent to reach a broad audience and shift behaviors and attitudes among people.

Students work across digital and physical platforms and must consider how their campaign functions cohesively across media from social media / digital environment to print (OOH – Out of Home) media / physical environment.

Not only do students learn how to design a cross platform messaging campaign across social media and print, but they also learn how to measure its impact on community by working with stakeholders and other participants and collecting and analyzing data.

Students work through research and framing phases to develop unique campaigns within the overarching assignment parameters. Before design phases begin, students outline impact objectives they wish to achieve via their campaigns. Students then begin design development and upon completion, implement their campaigns with participating audience members and stakeholders. Students are asked to collect data during implementation based on their impact objectives, and then report on these findings in conclusions.

This work was completed as part of senior studio ART 4200, graphic design at ECU, which sought to teach students how to measure impact in social design projects. Additionally, work from this project was featured as an exhibition at the ECU Student Center Gallery this spring. It is currently on view through February 2021. The exhibition features the work of 24 graphic design senior students (listed below) with over 75 pieces in the show.


Work by:
Madison Wicks
Hannah Rowerdink
Chelsea Davis
Edwin Averette
Imani McCray
Carter Jewell
Jordan Crass
Myiah Nueman
Sarah Brock
Sabrina Fink
Desteney Hopkins Edwards
Tiana Robinson
Adriana Cadorniga
Andrew Crane
Savannah Durham
Ty Huff
Graesyn Lockhart
Casey Parker
Natalie Pray
Athena Ratzman
Joshua Smith
Hannah Stevens
Shelby Scott
Kat Tayar
Hunter Winslow

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Student Work from Georgia State University

During my graduate studies at Georgia State University, I had the opportunity to teach Introduction to Graphic Design and Introduction to Typography. Both of these classes are 200 level courses and required of all students applying to the Graphic Design program. Students who are accepted into the graphic design program will work toward a B.F.A. in graphic design.

Projects below include logo design, book cover design, packaging design, poster design, and brochure design.

 

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Guest Lecturer at SCAD Atlanta: Typography

Recently, I was asked to visit SCAD Atlanta and lecture about typography and branding. The students at SCAD, under the direction of Cotter D. Christian, were preparing personal portfolios for their work in interior design. During my visit at SCAD, I prepared a lecture that introduced different typeface classifications, showed examples of how to mix type, and discussed beginner principles regarding expressive type. We also worked in Illustrator and had fun with some beginner type exercises.

The class seemed very appreciated of the information so I thought it might be a good idea to share the lectures with others. My sources for creating these lectures include Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton, Designing with Type by James Craig, and A Type Primer by John Kane. The lecture also includes some student work from Georgia State University.

There are so many things regarding typography and branding that are relevant for designers in other fields to apply in their own work. Whether you are an interior designer, industrial designer, or a graphic designer – type and brand is everywhere, especially when it concerns communications.

  1. Learn type anatomy
  2. Begin to identify different typefaces and type classifications
  3. Learn how to mix type styles within a family
  4. Learn how to adjust kerning and form ligatures
  5. Try creating expressive type by adjusting scale, placement, spacing