Graphic Design Concentration
Graphic Design is a diverse and expanding profession encompassing corporate communications, interaction design, environmental graphics, advertising, and motion graphics. The graphic design curriculum emphasizes creative problem solving, focusing on the development of technical skills combined with a strong foundation in research and design thinking. Graphic design students study a variety of subjects relevant to the field, including: typography, identity design, illustration, user interface design, and design history.
The Graphic Design concentration in the Department of Art and Design is distinct from the Design Reproduction Technology concentration in the Graphic Communication Department, which focuses on the technical and electronic aspects of preparing design pieces for reproduction in print media. In contrast, the emphasis of the Graphic Design concentration is on the preparation of a professional portfolio the showcases one's creative and conceptual design abilities.
The following samples of graphic design student work were created between fall 2013 and 2015.
Art 183: Digital Illustration and Design
Art 184: Digital Bookmaking and Design
Graphic Design Series
Art 237: Graphic Design I
Art 338: Typography II
Art 438: Typography III