I made this small box for quick in-class prompts for exercises. In the box, there are three categories of information: Students are to randomly pick from the decided color and then utilize that information as part of an in-class exercise. For this first version, the quotes, artists, and tips came from my own readings andContinue reading “Graphic Design Oracle – a teaching tool”
Last year I created Pop. A font that explores high-contrast strokes, bold colors, and basic shapes. Its creation coincided with my assignment to teach typography in Spring 2022 at Illinois State University. So I started to think of new assignments I could apply to my students. I arrived at extracting shapes from Pop in 2×2Continue reading “PoP, the font in … The Faculty Biennial”
Jacques-Louis David will always be one of my favorite painters.
SC1BBL3Z was presented at the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire 2018
“Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es” (Not by Bread Alone) translates to English as “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” This famous quote that has entered American popular culture is credited to Brillat-Savarin’s book Physiologie Du Gout, published in the 19th centuryContinue reading “who are we?”
Up to now, we’ve been looking at many different images and analyzing them in class. For me, the ones I feel strongly about are the ones that have women pictured in them. It all started with some beer labels that, even in 2018, were using the objectification of the women’s body as a sale strategy.Continue reading “Representation of Women”
How to leave a lasting impression on a dollar bill?
For my final Grad Studio project, we were told to CELEBRATE DESIGN! After a whole semester of criticizing consumerism and parts of our culture, it was time to celebrate the good things design has brought us. I chose to celebrate typography since it is one of my favorite parts of graphic design. The assignment also askedContinue reading “Celebrating Design – TYPEBOX Unboxing”