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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Multipage Layout

Class: Graphic Design

This is an example of an early project in the design degree track in which students are asked to design a multipage piece. This project involves a 5 page spread of a cookbook. The entire class each did a family recipe and in the end we combined those into one “Class Cookbook”. Students are encouraged to include their own photography and bring in samples of the dish (yum!).

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.

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.

Informational Website

Class: Web Design

Students apply their design process to a real world client. The emphasis on this project is the experience of working with the client. Full website with partnered mobile version completes the project. This student partnered with a local craft and home decor store called Ben Franklin. This particular project was also partnered with the Advanced Graphic Design course in developing the companies branding.

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.

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..).