Student Work

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Design Capstone Project

Class: Senior Capstone

Students create a major body of highly evolved work in a primary Studio or Graphic Design area. The senior capstone project includes individual thematic (series) development at an advanced level of creative exploration. This body of work becomes a major component of the senior show at the end of the semester.

This particular project is for a childrens boutique called Herkimmers. This student developed the company from the ground up including identity, packaging, letterhead, business card, envelopes, billing statements, price tags, product photography, website, mobile site, and catalogue.

Works by Paisley Goembel

Design Capstone Project

Class: Senior Capstone

Students create a major body of highly evolved work in a primary Studio or Graphic Design area. The senior capstone project includes individual thematic (series) development at an advanced level of creative exploration. This body of work becomes a major component of the senior show at the end of the semester.

This particular project is for a cupcake company called Lexi & Louise. This student developed the company from the ground up including identity, packaging, letterhead, business card, envelopes, billing statements, menu book, product photography, website, mobile site, and embroidered apron.

Works by Paige Westerhausen

Freelance Identity

Class: Creative Business & Portfolio

Students compose and design their personal resumés in preparation for job applications or graduate school. Students are required to produce 2 versions of their resumé: Creative and Traditional.

James took his resumé design and expanded it into a personal identity package. He has since been hired to work in the design department at Yahoo in California.

Works by James LaFuente

Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Class: Media Design

Students work in groups to develop a topical PSA advertisement (the ability to work individually can be approved by the instructor on a case by case basis). This ad is 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length. PSA ads have long been developed with the objective to raise awareness and change public attitudes and behaviors towards social issues. For the majority of students, this project is the first experience they have with video. The project includes researching, storyboarding, scripting, casting, shooting, and editing.

Say No to GMO
Marshall Stevens

Think About it
Alyssa Houska and Maria Clark
*Best of Show Winner*

Styrofoam Free
James LaFuente and Paige Westerhausen

Wayfinding

Class: Advanced Graphic Design

Students conduct on-site research via photo ethnography of a public space. Noting their experiences, students design a way finding system for their location. Considerations are made for accessibility, varied public audience demographics, visibility, and overall experience.

Wakonda State Park
Ashton Ross

Adelaide Zoo
Jimmy Abela

University of Missouri
Sam Olsen

Commerce Website

Class: Wed Design

Students will apply their design process to a Commerce website (online retail). The emphasis on this project is in the customer experience, building trust with the design, product searching/filtering, and checking out.

Flower Power
Avry Gildehaus

Haul
David Quach

Planet Kicks
Brock Hirn

Logo Design

Class: Graphic Design

Students partner with local businesses to update their identity. The design process is stressed as students go through the research phase, sketching, and prototyping. A complete identity package of logo, business card, and letterhead.

Phoenix Night Club
Maria Clark

Prime
Alex Martin

Packaging

Class: Advanced Graphic Design

Using color, shape, and structure, students create a distinctly new piece of packaging that clearly communicates its contents. It must stand out against its competitors and precisely convey an emotional message about the product to the customers.

Dells Brewing Company
Maria Clark

Expressions Art Supplies
Sylvia Braun

Glósóli Chocolates
Paige Westerhausen

Info Graphic

Class: Advanced Graphic Design

This project involves collecting data, organizing the data, and showing the data as an information graphic in poster form using Adobe Illustrator. Some students were asked to record 48 hours of their lives and examine the data to look for commonalities to develop an infographic around. Other students have focused on specific social causes or underrepresented areas that might benefit from an infographic to help explain itself in a more approachable manor.

T1D
Laney Henry

Heart Disease
Keresoma Tialavea

An Entertaining Life
Levi Buckman

Give A Hoot
Paisley Goembel

Logo + Identity + Website

Class: Web Design + Advanced Graphic Design

Students apply their design process to a real world client. The emphasis on this project is the experience of working with the client. Logo, Identity System, and Full website. This student partnered with a local publication company called Gold Nugget Publishing. This particular project was also partnered with the Advanced Graphic Design course in developing the companies branding.

Works by Paige Westerhausen

Poster Advertisement

Student Group: AIGA

Student designed poster to help establish an AIGA student group at Culver-Stockton College. The students decided to use a CMYK color scheme, inspired by the printing standard colors.

Works by Paige Westerhausen

Book Cover Design

Class: Graphic Design

Students design a book cover based on one of their own fictional stories or a historically significant event. Emphasis is placed on the marketable nature of the design and how it might draw attention to itself on a bookstore shelf amongst a slew of other books and entice a consumer to pick it up.

Works by Lane Shannon

Type Specimen Poster

Class: Design History

Each student is assigned a typeface. They then research each typeface and create a Type Specimen Poster showcasing the font and a brief history behind it.

Bodoni
Kiersten Combs

Century Gothic
Levi Buckman

Futura
Paige Westerhausen

OCR-A
Marshall Stevens

Times New Roman
Paisley Goembel

Futura
David Quach

American Typewriter
Kerri Magraw

Bodoni
Avry Gildehaus

Portfolio Website

Class: Web Design

Students are asked to design a site that represents them as designers. Emphasis is placed on showcasing their skill sets. Careful consideration is made to minimizing the design of the site so that the portfolio is the focus.

Levi Buckman

Avry Moyer Gildehaus

Steven Stock

Iconographic Storytelling

Class: Advanced Graphic Design + Digital Illustration

Students present the essence of a historically significant event in as concise a manner as possible through the use of vector iconography in the style of a pictographic narrative (symbols representing words and phrases). This project presents a creative problem solving opportunity of conveying mood, detail, environment, and narrative through the lens of iconography. Regardless of language barriers or cultural backgrounds, people should be able to gain an understanding of the events that took place when they see these illustrations.

1963
Lane Shannon

Overlord
Marshall Stevens

105 Shots
Diarra Newson

Advocacy Poster

Class: Graphic Design

This project involves identifying a cause that is underrepresented and needs advocation. Students formulate a marketing message and conduct a visual exploration toward the development of a poster. Considerations are made for the target audience, where the poster will be displayed, and the strengths and weaknesses the medium of a poster has in communicating its message. Students work with a non-profit or advocacy group related to their topic to develop a “Call to Action”, encouraging their audience to seek out more information, help, etc…

Bee-Lieve In Plants
Avry Gildehaus

Real Change
Kaitlin Cox

Vote
Diarra Newson

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights
Radazaih Whittington

Kinetic Typography

Class: Motion Design

This kinetic typography project is a media mixing motion and text to express ideas using video animation. This text is presented over time in a manner intended to convey or evoke a particular idea or emotion. Students selected existing audio to apply a visual addition to the content.

Are You Just Gonna Stand There And Bleed?
Lane Shannon

Caring Is Creepy
Alex Martin

Cecil’s Advice
Allison Barratt

Vector Cartoon Illustration

Class: Digital Studio

Using Adobe Illustrator students illustrate a childhood favorite cartoon character. Special considerations for thick to thin lines. This project is a great way to showcase the importance of layering, planning an illustration, and mastering the pen tool.

Link
Allisson Barratt

 

Program Cover

Class: Graphic Design

In partnership with the Quincy Civic Music Association (QCMA), the class competes amongst each other to develop a program cover inspired by a spring performance. The final covers are selected by the board members of the QCMA group with one design officially printed as the program cover for the performance.

Works by Lucas Thomas

Vector Portrait Illustration

Class: Digital Studio

Using Adobe Illustrator students illustrate a person who they admire. In a future project students design a layout of a magazine cover utilizing that illustration as the main focus. The level of detail and realism is stressed throughout the process. This project is a major element in the instruction of the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator.

Katya Zamolodchikova
Jordyn Engel

David Bowie
Allisson Barratt

Audrey Hepburn
Angie Vinson

John Wayne
Lisa Dawson

Rainn Wilson “Dwight”
Rachel Loyd

Marilyn Monroe
Avry Guildehaus

Mobile Application

Class: Media Design

Students are asked to develop a mobile application that fits into the iOS ecosystem. This particular students took on the challenge of developing a gaming application. Students are encouraged to make use of the included technology in the iPhone or iPad (GPS, internet, touch screen, gyroscope, audio, microphone, etc..).

Works by Marshall Stevens