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Design  with the community

Design with the community

As author, designer and professor Scott Boylston once said: “Design with the community, not for the community.” A year ago today I was traveling south back to dear Savannah, GA. The trip was not only to participate in the Design Ethos conference held by Savannah College of Art and Design but to regain my creative energy...
Cycle Series

Cycle Series

Time: 6:42 Software: Premiere Pro CS5.5 Equipment: GoPro Hero 2 Description: In this short video the intention was to use the camera to see the world in a different way. When working with video the intention is most often to capture something happening live in order to share with an audience at another time in...
Black/Inside Zine

Black/Inside Zine

In the summer of 2012 I participated in Camp FireBelly. During the 10 day camp, 10 campers live and work with Firebelly Design to craft a strategic design solution for a non-profit client, from initial research to final implementation. Focusing on socially responsible design, this years camp consisted of several surprise clients including Project Nia. ...
Close youth prisons

Close youth prisons

Collaborative poster for Project NIA to get the word out on their mission to close youth prisons in Illinois. Technique for creation included multiple layered hand cut and spray painted stencils scanned into digital format. OBJECTIVES: • Inspire action among adults • Simultaneously engaging the youth • Advocate for Project NIA and their goals CREATIVE...
The National Group

The National Group

While working with The National Group my key responsibility was to create a professional, cross platform image for the business. As one of the only FSC certified printers in the Greater Lafayette  Indiana area, The National Group was a hidden gem to many designers and marketing departments. Offering top of the line print products and same day...
Summer reading must commence!

Summer reading must commence!

Social Design as a means of Design(ing) for Good My research concentration is in the culture of design and the ethical obligations of designers. Researching what motivates designers allows me to investigate what overall purposes drive designers to create. Questioning what initiates designers to work in the form of philanthropy, social design, or even design...
Use what you have

Use what you have

The intentions of the series Use What You Have was strictly adhered to. This series of prints used materials that were given to me or already in my possession of art supplies. At the end of this print run every last sheet of paper was used, all ink on the printmaking matrix was printed whether...
Arcadia Studios

Arcadia Studios

This identity system was created for a client opening an architecture studio in Arcadia, Michigan. Reflecting on the local scenery and lake front vacation lifestyle, this branding system showcases the studio style architect Scott D. Lee was looking for. Elements included in the print design package include letterhead, business cards, invoice form, graph sketch paper,...
Say what you mean series

Say what you mean series

As a graphic designer my goal has always been to communicate and solve a given problem. Artists such as (psychedelic poster designers) are just that, artists. In my mind the difference between communication in art and design is experiment. In this series I have focused on experimenting with materials, messages, and content. Think about all...
Wicked World of Ethics in Graphic Design

Wicked World of Ethics in Graphic Design

Ethos of graphic design has been misunderstood as a link between consumers and suppliers for too many years. Over the last century graphic designers have worked to promote products and services they didn’t believe in or use themselves. In some cases, designers have helped to contribute to excessive consumption and prodigious waste through their use...
Color in Design

Color in Design

Did you ever wonder what the properties of color are? What are color effects or transpositions? How do you go about researching color when diagrams seem so daunting?  If you have asked yourself any of these questions then you are in the right place! This series of booklets includes research on many aspects of color....
Conversation Pieces

Conversation Pieces

An exhibition of contemporary art from pre-tenure women faculty, Conversation Pieces was part of the 2011 Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women. Working closely with the curator Shannon C. McMullen, a gallery style exhibition catalog and postcard promoting the event were created in print format. Conversation Pieces took place in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries...