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Bryson Lee

Design Studio 1
(sophomore year)
Rhode Island School of Design
2020


Alphabet specimen
10x8” display







Project title:
Breeding Shapes

Project duration:
2 weeks

Project prompt:
Using prescribed steps
of a generative process, students used microscopic
imagery to generate
a library of forms, which
they developed and
refined into an alphabet.


(Process images on following slides)





Gabi Stadulis

Systems in Design
(junior year)
Virginia Commonwealth
University
2018

26x40”
sharpie, lenox paper,
custom stencil





Project title:
Graphic Assemblages

Project duration:
5 weeks

Project prompt:
Students developed a toolkit of forms pulled from prior Microsoft Excel drafting experiments. These formal experiments were then designed and laser cut into stencils, used to draft a poster which exhausted a grid and system.




Class-wide collaboration

Systems in Design
(junior year)
Virginia Commonwealth University
2018

C V: An Excelstencil Crisis
(exhibition of posters
process work, and
interactive elements)





Project title:
Graphic Assemblages,
continued


Project duration:
2 weeks

Project prompt:
Students designed an
exhibition using the work and themes explored in Graphic Assemblages. All aspects of the exhibition were decided and designed by the students. It was required to included final posters, stencils used for drafting posters, and Excel sketches; all additional exhibition elements were unprompted.




Jill Kosofsky

Introduction to Design Communication
Roger Williams University
2020

Stop Coral Bleaching
18x24”





Project title:
The More You Know
(PSA Posters)



Project duration:
3 weeks

Project prompt:
After selecting a PSA
topic of their choosing and defining an audience, students designed a
poster to informs and
persuades on their
chosen message.




Jesse MacKenzie

Methods & Processes
(sophomore year)
Virginia Commonwealth University
2019

New
8.5x11”
500 pages
newsprint, sewing
machine-stitched pages







Project title:
Speculative Spaces
Book



Project duration:
Research – 2 weeks
Design – 2 weeks

Project prompt:
Using a randomly generated word as the seed for an extensive research process, students then used their research to cultivate content for a speculative society. The book format was employed to explore in-depth aspects of their societies.


(Produced in tandem with Speculative Spaces Video)





Jesse MacKenzie

Methods & Processes
(sophomore year)
Virginia Commonwealth University
2019

New Job
1 minute 59 seconds
(view video)







Project title:
Speculative Spaces
Video



Project duration:
Research – 2 weeks
Design – 2 weeks

Project prompt:
Using a randomly generated word as the seed for an extensive research process, students then used their research to cultivate content for a speculative society. The video format was used to explore a narrative thread of their societies.   


(Produced in tandem with Speculative Spaces Book)






Rose Deluca

Surface Research
(freshman year)

Virginia Commonwealth University
2017

12x18”
digital composition







Project title:
Extract Abstract

Project duration:
3 weeks

Project prompt:
Students used a tabloid-style magazine cover as a found composition; and through prescribed steps deconstructed, reworked, and altered the blocks of nformation into a formal composition.


(Process images on second slide)




Class-wide collaboration

Print II (junior year)
Virginia Commonwealth University
2019

Legends
(Chinese Edition)
6x9”
46 pages





Project title:
Sight Site Cite

Project duration:
7 weeks

Project prompt:
Using the fair title Sight Site Cite as the thematic, students used publishing as a platform to bring content, community, and concerns into view. Work was made under students’ self-developed publishing imprint, and all content was derived from their imprint’s defined mission statement.

Students were required to create an imprint marker, a takeaway, and three editioned works to table at their fair.








Elisa Slaton

Print II (junior year)
Virginia Commonwealth University
2019


BOTH-AND Collateral
1” buttons
3” stickers in packaging
10’ fabric banner
9x12” screen print poster






Project title:
Sight Site Cite

Project duration:
7 weeks

Project prompt:
Using the fair title Sight Site Cite as the thematic, students used publishing as a platform to bring content, community, and concerns into view. Work was made under students’ self-developed publishing imprint, and all content was derived from their imprint’s defined mission statement.

Students were required to create an imprint marker, a takeaway, and three editioned works to table at their fair.








Rey Carlson

Print II (junior year)
Virginia Commonwealth University
2019

Legends
(Chinese Edition)
6x9”
46 pages





Project title:
Sight Site Cite

Project duration:
7 weeks

Project prompt:
Using the fair title Sight Site Cite as the thematic, students used publishing as a platform to bring content, community, and concerns into view. Work was made under students’ self-developed publishing imprint, and all content was derived from their imprint’s defined mission statement.

Students were required to create an imprint marker, a takeaway, and three editioned works to table at their fair.





Angelika Kremens

Introduction to Design  Communication
Roger Williams University
2020

Stranded in New Zeland
set of 10 vector icons







Project title:
Remember When

Project duration:
3 weeks

Project prompt:
Students created a set of at least 6 graphically cohesive icons depicting the events of a memorable day from their past.





Jessica Liebers

Visual Narrative
(junior year)
Virginia Commonwealth University
2019


How to Grow
3 minutes 51 seconds
(view video)







Project title:
For You, For Me, For We: How To...


Project duration:
6 weeks

Project prompt:
Students were tasked
with creating a conceptual “how-to” video, with a point-of-view or subtext beyond the utilitarian function of a traditional “how-to” video.







Neo Zhang

Print I
(junior year),
Virginia Commonwealth University
2017

12x18”
Inkjet print, duplex
edition of 10







Project title:
Concerning Space
and Time


Project duration:
5 weeks

Project prompt:
Using form as catalyst for content, students designed posters which formally and conceptually engaged the physical action of folding and unfolding.







Archerd Aparejo

Methods & Processes (sophomore year),
Virginia Commonwealth University
2019


Unstable
8.5x11”
500 pages
laser cut chipboard,
laser cut paper,
silver chain binding





Project title:
Speculative Spaces
Book


Project duration:
Research – 2 weeks
Design – 2 weeks

Project prompt:
Using a randomly generated word as the seed for an extensive research process, students then
used their research to cultivate content for a speculative society. The book format was employed to  explore in-depth aspects of their societies.

(Produced in tandem with Speculative Spaces Video)








Mai-Phuong Bui

Print II
(junior year)
Virginia Commonwealth University
2018

How To Feel Valid in 30 Simple Steps (Sad to Announce This But I’m Back Online)
5x8”
risograph,
edition of 25






Project title:
Take Two: A Handbook

Project duration:
6 weeks

Project prompt:
Students created (authored and designed) an instructional user
manual or guide book based on personal
experience, and were
required to produce
the manual in a large enough edition to
exchange among
the class.





Annie Ding

Design Studio 1
(sophomore year)
Rhode Island School of Design
2020


Capture the Moth
18x24” poster






Project title:
Composition & Collage

Project duration:
2 weeks

Project prompt:
Using abstract photography to produce formal collage sketches, students realized one of their collages into a poster for a fictitious event, with the subject matter being inspired by associations discovered within their sketches.