Contextual Inventions

Through a series of formal characteristic studies, compositions of emphasis, unity, balance, and rhythm are created. From there students select one composition as a template to create a series of graphics. The conceptual focus of the project is the relationship of the...

Layered Stuff

Historically web design is very boxy and somewhat flat. The focus of this project is to introduce the students to a layered kind of web design through the power of Cascading Style Sheets. The content is developed from a series of questions related to the student’s...

Linked Tweets

Hypertext linking is the foundation of the web. In this first project students create a website built on the premise of associative thinking. They search for an initial topic of their choice on Twitter.com. From this initial search they then search for a keyword...

Spray Paint Portraits

Pattern and texture is explored in this project as possibilities for creating surfaces. Texture is also discussed as a tactile element of the hand-made process. In this case the use of stencils and spray paint create a rough surface and control of the medium is loose....

Inventor Graphic

In this project students start with a grid of 64 squares. Through a series of formal characteristic studies compositions of emphasis, unity, balance, and rhythm are created. From there students select one composition as a template to create a series of graphics. This...

Type & Image Comparisons

To begin to look at type is to see the form and space in the letterforms. In this project students make comparisons of the forms they see everyday in the environment and in architecture with the forms that make up typefaces. This projects focuses the students...