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Visual Comm. Design Cap I


On 08, May 2021 | In Branding, Hand Lettering, Typography, Visual Comm. Design Cap I | By Matthew

Kirja: Is a Finnish word for book.

Kirjalo: Is a sustainable, homey bookstore that makes reading cool.

Sustainable Packaging

On 23, Apr 2021 | In Motion, Packaging, Print, Visual Comm. Design Cap I | By Matthew

Open-Ended Question (for students): What would it look like to take an overpackaged product and reimagine it into something that still protects and communicates while making it more environmentally sustainable by reducing materials and giving said product a second life? 

Beneficiary: Future humans.

Open-Ended Question (for the professor): How do I equip soon to graduate seniors with a portfolio project that displays their awesome packaging ideas (packaging being something most impactful when held) when the world is meeting remotely and can’t physically hold their work? My answer was to give them several iterations that led to a final explainer video. 

See the seven best student solutions below.

Hand Lettering

On 06, Mar 2021 | In Hand Lettering, Motion, Typography, Visual Comm. Design Cap I | By Matthew

Open-Ended Question: How can the design of a phrase communicate its meaning through hand lettering, typography, color, and subtle motion? 

It was my pleasure to lead the students below through this hand lettering project at KSU back in Spring 2021. Special thanks to guest speakers Justen Renyer and Pouya Jahanshahi (OSU faculty). Students credit: Abby Swafford, Cameron Wasinger, Emily Graham, Maddie Brown, Mayra Sigala, Meg Brekke, Molly Galitzer, and Sarah Onken.