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Tiny Diasporas, Angela Lorenzo 2018 Rhode Island School of Design

Tiny Diasporas, Angela Lorenzo

Masters Theses

I see myself as a literary curator — I collect and sequence texts and images, both digital and analog, to reveal, connect, and construct narratives, resulting in shifting meanings and significances. Inhabiting this curatorial ethos, I investigate hidden subtexts, locating personal and collective relations to the margins and files marked “miscellany.” Working in books and installations, I engage with the inherited meanings of visual languages (form, typography, color, material, format) to open up well-worn narratives and craft new interpretations.

Tiny Diasporas is a primer to a design practice that borrows the form of an abecedarius, an alphabetical wordlist for learning the ...


Haunt : Casual Surrealism, Cara Buzzell 2018 Rhode Island School of Design

Haunt : Casual Surrealism, Cara Buzzell

Masters Theses

This thesis aims to define, observe and create a feeling of surrealism through a series of design gestures. The process began with a question: If I, as a designer, immerse myself in a subculture that I have no interest in, will I become a fan of it? To attempt this, I created systems and tools to deeply investigate each subculture. I observed and recorded what I experienced. As a case study, the haunted attraction community captured my attention. I went to their conventions and took classes in the crafts of “the haunt.” While immersed in this community, I started to ...


Placefulness, Ellen Christensen 2018 Rhode Island School of Design

Placefulness, Ellen Christensen

Masters Theses

Graphic design has been referred to as a tool of inquiry — a method of thinking visually. Design can polish, beautify, hierarchize, eliminate, prioritize, propagandize, or disseminate. Using spatial inquiry as a primary mode of investigation, I argue that graphic design is also a process of attention and care. How can graphic design be a tool of expansion and inclusion?

By encouraging spaces of attention and listening within the built environment and virtual worlds, we can think critically about power dynamics, interiority and exteriority, and subjectivity and objectivity. Within this phase of late capitalism, I focus on leftovers, scraps, and the ...


Visual Communication Design Portfolio, Zhiying Huang 2018 Western Oregon University

Visual Communication Design Portfolio, Zhiying Huang

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Visual Communication Design Portfolio, Peijie Lin 2018 Western Oregon University

Visual Communication Design Portfolio, Peijie Lin

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Visual Communication Design Portfolio Presentation, Margaret Harrington 2018 Western Oregon University

Visual Communication Design Portfolio Presentation, Margaret Harrington

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

As an inspired young designer, I spend a lot of my time questioning identities. Whether it’s my own identity or a clients, I have found solace in submerging myself into forming and developing engaging concepts and ideas. As a visual learner, I think of graphic design as the best form of problem solving - first concept, and then design. Throughout my design and sociology studies, I have developed in-depth methods of concept building through ethnographic and qualitative research to create brands, interactive media, illustrations, and beyond. I think a lot about human nature, sex and relationships, life and death, social ...


Visual Communication Design Portfolio, Zhilin Li 2018 Western Oregon University

Visual Communication Design Portfolio, Zhilin Li

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Visualizing Grief: An Exploration Of The Stages Of Grief Through Image And Design, Audra L. Rygh 2018 Liberty University

Visualizing Grief: An Exploration Of The Stages Of Grief Through Image And Design, Audra L. Rygh

Masters Theses

Grief is an emotion that people have felt since the beginning of time, but in modern culture, there is a lack of visual representation of the five stages of grief. Because grief is a highly personal and unique experience, it can be difficult to visualize what those stages may look like for the mass population. However, if one could develop an understanding of what each stage includes, as well as a study of the thoughts and feelings of those who have experienced grief, this research could aid in the creation of an accurate representation of the stages of grief. The ...


Seeing By Creativity: A Creative Execution Designed To Bridge The Gap For The Visually Impaired, Breann Carty 2018 Liberty University

Seeing By Creativity: A Creative Execution Designed To Bridge The Gap For The Visually Impaired, Breann Carty

Masters Theses

This research explores how design can simultaneously reach people who are visually impaired, along with those who can see, by integrating inclusive design. Research reveals that the visually impaired are frequently overlooked by graphic designers. These findings further show that blind individuals feel excluded from society. The aim of this study is to generate a collection of work that effectively combines visual design and braille to provide visually impaired people with a similar experience to those who are not disabled. To determine the most effective way of combining design elements and braille, experiments within focus groups were conducted. This exploration ...


Design As An Accompaniment To Performance Art: Incorporating Imagery To Amplify Emotional Impact, Brianna O'Neal 2018 Liberty University

Design As An Accompaniment To Performance Art: Incorporating Imagery To Amplify Emotional Impact, Brianna O'Neal

Masters Theses

Design as an Accompaniment to Performance Art: Incorporating Imagery to Amplify Emotional Impact is an investigation of how graphic design can be used to increase the emotional impact of a performance art piece, such as spoken word or music. The research indicates that memory plays a significant role in informing the emotion felt. The felt emotion then allows the viewer to form a perspective on the artistic piece as a whole. However, it is important to note that an individual’s memory cannot be controlled by the artist. Therefore, it is necessary for the artist to place a direct focus ...


For Better, Or For Worse: Photographing In A Digitally Cluttered Crowd, Dale L. Carty II 2018 Liberty University

For Better, Or For Worse: Photographing In A Digitally Cluttered Crowd, Dale L. Carty Ii

Masters Theses

In recent years, smartphones have been utilized to photograph treasured moments. However, some are unaware they are distracting others in events such as weddings. The distracting smartphone user could potentially obstruct professional wedding photographers and hinder them from capturing priceless shots. The purpose of this thesis is to research the motive behind the addictive nature of smartphones and potentially decrease the number of smartphone pictures taken during the wedding ceremonies. The goal of this study is to bring awareness to the problem and to create a mobile application, which could then reduce the intrusiveness of smartphones during weddings. The researcher ...


Goliath Sized Campaign: Promoting Leadership Principles To The Millennial Generation Utilizing A Guerrilla Design Campaign, Ryan Smith 2018 Liberty University

Goliath Sized Campaign: Promoting Leadership Principles To The Millennial Generation Utilizing A Guerrilla Design Campaign, Ryan Smith

Masters Theses

We are nearing a critical juncture with the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation. The growing demand to replace this workforce with the millennial generation causes us to consider if millennials are up to the challenge. Although this next generation is tech-savvy, resourceful and innovative, many millennials have shared shortcomings including a sense of entitlement, demand for attention and praise and a poor work ethic. Lack of experience and no sense of direction, causes other generations to patiently wait to see what will come of millennials. But through strong leadership development there is hope. By instilling leadership characteristics and encouraging ...


Graphic Language In The Library, Gayle Schaub, Vinicius Lima 2018 Grand Valley State University

Graphic Language In The Library, Gayle Schaub, Vinicius Lima

Gayle Schaub

Learn the Terms is a graphic art/academic library collaborative project in which students create touchpoints that illustrate the meanings of information literacy terms used in libraries, library instruction, and college course and course materials. Designed by students in a senior-level graphic design course, the campaign began as the result of a large-scale assessment of students’ understanding of library research terminology that showed a large percentage of university students don’t understand common research and information terms used by professors and librarians.


The Design Librarian: Graphic Design As An Essential Skill, Sarah-Anne Kennedy 2018 Technological University Dublin

The Design Librarian: Graphic Design As An Essential Skill, Sarah-Anne Kennedy

Conference Papers

Developing the Library Workforce

Emerging and future skills required in the Library workforce.

The Design Librarian -graphic design as an essential skill.

In 2017 the Library carried out an audit of Library signage. In line with graphic design best practice, institute guidelines, the Official Languages Act 2003, branding and design guidelines were developed. Design guidelines for people with a disability were also incorporated. A team was established to look after all signage design, marketing, and social media. Over the last year, the team has developed a cohesive Library visual identity that promotes our services and resources across a range of ...


Spook Fest Style Guide, M Valenzano 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Spook Fest Style Guide, M Valenzano

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide contains branding guidelines for Spook Fest, including logo design, logo use, color palette, and typography.


The Medina Style Guide, J Llontop 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Medina Style Guide, J Llontop

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide provides branding guidelines include for The Medina, including proper logo usage, typography, and color palette.


Welcome To The Nba: Battle Born Horns, A Rodriguez 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Welcome To The Nba: Battle Born Horns, A Rodriguez

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide provides branding concepts for the Battle Born Horns including logo and uniform designs, color palette, and typography.


Born & Raised, Jennifer Date 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Born & Raised, Jennifer Date

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide provides branding guidelines include for Born & Raised, a local Las Vegas sports bar. Guidelines include proper logo usage, typography, and color palette.


Rror, Carter D. Johnson 2018 CUNY Hunter College

Rror, Carter D. Johnson

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Building on common definitions of terms such as machine, human, and code, this paper presents a strategy for an art practice that engages with data that has been processed and the processor as actor or character. Material is presented in such a way that rules, guidelines, logic, code, coherence may be viewed as tools to be employed for the use of obtaining and retaining power and control. Presenting digital technologies not only as a mediating force upon physical bodies but also a part of those bodies, and, furthermore, as abject and thus positioned outside an ideological structure of consumer technology ...


Hard Rock Style Guide, Brittni Sacco 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Hard Rock Style Guide, Brittni Sacco

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide provides branding guidelines for Hard Rock Las Vegas, including proper logo use, typography, and color palette.


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