This student work shows the outcomes of projects designed in the classes I currently teach. Their work clearly illustrates the potential we have as creative human beings and the power they hold as visual communicators. – Nancy
Challenge: Read either Blink by Malcolm Gladwell or The Art of Simplicity, by John Maeda then, each week for five weeks, conceptualize a different cover design using one new technique as follows: photography; typography; illustration; found objects and collage.
Challenge: Conceive an anthology on the topic of your choice then design their content into a 20 page, full colour magazine format. Students define the audience and consider appropriate typographic and navigational cues throughout.
3rd year package design students and I put together an exhibit titled "Unwrapped" A package design exhibit where less is more.
For this project, students were tasked with rethinking product packaging to be more ecologically sensitive. What struck me with the outcome of these projects was the work students put in behind the scenes—their iterative process and thinking—which is rarely shared.
Unwrapped was an opportunity to showcase their thinking as much as their solutions. Thank you to the local cable channel for adding our event to their clip on the same topic.