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Meraki Cosmetics Branding And Packaging, Irene C. Lin 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Meraki Cosmetics Branding And Packaging, Irene C. Lin

Graphic Communication

The use of technology and illustrations in packaging has been on the rise but is not widely used in the cosmetics industry. There is an opportunity to apply technology and illustrations to cosmetics to attract customers and build a strong brand. Meraki Cosmetics is a fictitious cosmetics company that explores illustration and near-field communication (NFC) to stand out and bring packaging design to the next level.


Rebranding The Cal Poly Writers' Collective, Micah Wilkins 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Rebranding The Cal Poly Writers' Collective, Micah Wilkins

Graphic Communication

For my senior project, I rebranded the Writers’ Collective, Cal Poly’s creative writing club. This process included collecting feedback from the club members and creating both physical and virtual deliverables. I designed a new logo, then created a brand based around it. Using these, I then designed merchandise featuring the logo, such as stickers, and also designed a new template for the club newsletter. To ensure the rebrand is effective, I created a guide on best file practices and uploaded this, as well as all the designs I had created, to the club’s Google Drive, so that future officers can …


Baking With Depression: An Exploration Of Crisis Response Through Dessert, Phoebe Jacques 2022 Portland State University

Baking With Depression: An Exploration Of Crisis Response Through Dessert, Phoebe Jacques

University Honors Theses

In this paper, I discuss the conceptualization, research and execution of my cookbook, Baking with Depression, in which I explore how cooking habits reflect human behavior during times of crisis. Looking through the lens of cooking provides a unique perspective into how widespread stress can alter behaviors and outlooks. By comparing the Covid-19 pandemic and Great Depression, I make historical connections and use humor to create an engaging exploration.


Branding In Motion: How Animation And Branding Intersect To Support Nonprofits In Need, Shannon M. Steed 2022 Portland State University

Branding In Motion: How Animation And Branding Intersect To Support Nonprofits In Need, Shannon M. Steed

University Honors Theses

Nonprofits often don’t receive the kind of attention needed to garner a wide audience. Especially during the pandemic when the world has largely gone online, it can be a challenge for many of these organizations to adapt to the fast-paced digital landscape. This is largely due to a lack of access to resources and modern design practices to create more community visibility. This thesis is an exploration of how thoughtful design can bring these nonprofit events a new life. I created design systems for two nonprofit events, each with a digitally-focused approach and a focus on deeply considering the audience. …


For Art's Sake: An Exploration Of The Persistence Of Imposter Syndrome And Low-Self Confidence In Creative Fields, Mckinsey Carroll 2022 Portland State University

For Art's Sake: An Exploration Of The Persistence Of Imposter Syndrome And Low-Self Confidence In Creative Fields, Mckinsey Carroll

University Honors Theses

Inspired by personal experiences as a graphic design student and those of my peers, this qualitative creative thesis discusses the prevalence of insecurity, imposter syndrome, and similar mental health struggles in creatives, and the ways in which these experiences or tendencies can inhibit us and stifle our creativity. Through my research, I learned that there are many ways in which graphic design as a field is uniquely affected by these issues, and that there exists a glaring need for conversation, particularly in academic spaces. This prompted the development of my personal interactive workbook titled "For Art's Sake" in which I …


In Training, Tim Fish 2022 Dartmouth College

In Training, Tim Fish

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

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I'M Going Cycle Every Day, Lauren Nguyen 2022 Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

I'M Going Cycle Every Day, Lauren Nguyen

LSU Master's Theses

Many designers and scientists have been able to integrate design and science in their respective fields to create works that effectively inform their audiences of complicated subjects. Each of these individuals can express their creativity and viewpoint of the subject matter in a way that is interesting, visually appealing, and informative. Using the medium of graphic design, I created printed posters that represent the way I view the processes of the human body that are technical, yet also visually appealing.

My thesis exhibition walks my audience through the biological cycles that maintain the human body on an everyday basis from …


It's Not All Rainbows & Glitter, Jerry B. Lockaby 2022 Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

It's Not All Rainbows & Glitter, Jerry B. Lockaby

LSU Master's Theses

The goal of this exhibition is to contextualize the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community by anchoring personal stories with collage and poetry to demonstrate the ongoing difficulties of growing up queer. Mixed media digitized collages have been created and paired with companion typographic treatments of poems and narratives from diverse points of view.

The word queer as a term to describe gay men, lesbians, and other non-conforming sexual identities, has evolved over the past 100 years. This evolution of the word parallels the struggles of LGBTQ+ people to achieve equal rights, marriage equality, protection in housing and employment, and an …


The Precarity Of Images: Sci-Fi Worldbuilding And Its Uses In Agitprop, Noah Jodice 2022 Washington University in St. Louis

The Precarity Of Images: Sci-Fi Worldbuilding And Its Uses In Agitprop, Noah Jodice

MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture

“The Precarity of Images” examines how theories of worldbuilding common to the science fiction genre are applied to the making of agitational propaganda for liberation movements. In doing so, it questions how both explicit and implicit political images—posters, games, comics, illustrations, social media posts—either light a pathway for making a more just world or limit our ability to imagine alternate futures.

Following the ethos of Steven Jackson’s essay “Rethinking Repair,” the paper takes the “breakdown, erosion, and decay” of images as a starting point. Images change meaning over time as our cultural connections to them shift. Strategies of decoding and …


Adaptation Of Graphic Design For Inclusivity Of Diverse Demographic Audiences, Stephanie Bedoya 2022 University of New Haven

Adaptation Of Graphic Design For Inclusivity Of Diverse Demographic Audiences, Stephanie Bedoya

Honors Theses

Being culturally aware of one’s target audience is essential in order to avoid insensitive design choices and communicate more effectively. Through secondary source research, I described design issues impacting populations that are frequently overlooked. I found examples that either lack cultural awareness or inclusivity for these populations. This project analyzes these existing design materials and provides a redesigned version following more inclusive standards.


Cultural Formation Of Place: Making Yourself At Home, Olivia Arratia 2022 Southern Methodist University

Cultural Formation Of Place: Making Yourself At Home, Olivia Arratia

Art Theses and Dissertations

The environment you grow up in can become a pivotal part of your existence. The sights, smells, people, and places you experience every day can transform the way you see the world. Growing up in a Mexican-American household has brought its own set of experiences that have made me the artist I am today. I am one of many contemporary artists building on the foundations of their heritage and the Chicano movement. I am also a Mexican-American artist expanding the identity and extending the legacy in the 21st century. This paper will investigate how Mexican-American heritage has influenced my artistic …


Episode.Txt: Poetry, Samuel D Stermer 2022 University of Louisville

Episode.Txt: Poetry, Samuel D Stermer

Cardinal Compositions

This poem was created in Ayaat Ismail's English 101 course.


A Monster Known As Relapse: Poetry, Madison Bowles 2022 University of Louisville

A Monster Known As Relapse: Poetry, Madison Bowles

Cardinal Compositions

This poem was created in Ayaat Ismail's English 102 class.


Creative Writing Poetry Assignment, Ayaat W Ismail 2022 University of Louisville

Creative Writing Poetry Assignment, Ayaat W Ismail

Cardinal Compositions

This assignment sheet was designed for English 102.


Creative Writing/Art Introduction, Lana Helm 2022 University of Louisville

Creative Writing/Art Introduction, Lana Helm

Cardinal Compositions

No abstract provided.


What I'M Reading Blog Assignment, Megen F Boyett 2022 University of Louisville

What I'M Reading Blog Assignment, Megen F Boyett

Cardinal Compositions

This assignment was designed for Megen Boyett's English 102 course.


Women's Lacrosse Research Study, Taylor Sampone 2022 University of Louisville

Women's Lacrosse Research Study, Taylor Sampone

Cardinal Compositions

This essay was written for Megen Boyett's English 102 course.


Walmart Training Research Study, Shane Paschal 2022 University of Louisville

Walmart Training Research Study, Shane Paschal

Cardinal Compositions

This essay was created for Megen Boyett's English 102 course.


International Student Athletes Research Project, Fernanda Celidonio 2022 University of Louisville

International Student Athletes Research Project, Fernanda Celidonio

Cardinal Compositions

This essay was created for Megen Boyett's English 102 course.


Haitian Churches Research Project, Mitsuca Castelly 2022 University of Louisville

Haitian Churches Research Project, Mitsuca Castelly

Cardinal Compositions

This essay was created in Megen Boyett's English 102 course.


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