Body Cards

This explorative project requires the students to investigate the various options of communication through the use of metaphor—specifically, the body as a metaphor. Random words and phrases are clipped from magazines. The students then collect images of the body....

My Packaged Website

In this project students design and develop a website about themselves. They first select a product that they identify with—it may be food they eat almost everyday, a gadget they can’t live without, or an everyday object that is always with them. The students...

Corporate Graffiti

The corporate graffiti project comes from the Ryan McGiness book “Flatness is God.” The project not only addresses the graphic design process but calls into question the appropriation and fair use of found art and design in relation to the professional field of...

Movie Website

Any good design system should be able to be applied to multiple mediums. The initial goal for this project was for the students to deconstruct the design system used in a pre-1970 movie poster. The design system was then used to design the movie website. Previous...

Image Combinations

As an introduction to creating meaning with images students start with searching for images of basic household objects. They are then combined with other random objects to create new objects with more complex meanings. The project ends with a discussion of possible...