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The Process Of Creating A Successful Brand, Madison Fogarty Apr 2019

The Process Of Creating A Successful Brand, Madison Fogarty

Senior Honors Theses

The contents of this thesis will explain the detailed process behind a successful brand campaign. It includes the most important aspects of a brand such as brand strategy, brand identity, color theory, and logo design. Successful brand campaigns were studied to determine if there was a common underlying process. The research process began by outlining the steps that are needed to accomplish a strong brand campaign. After outlining, identification of these steps can be further implemented into the creative brand campaign which will focus on product packaging. The results of this paper show that a comprehensive design process is crucial ...


Painting A Biblical Worldview In Children, Brook Blackwell Apr 2019

Painting A Biblical Worldview In Children, Brook Blackwell

Senior Honors Theses

Children are impressionable beings shaped by the changing world around them; this has become increasingly more true as the years progress and the impact and prevalence of media rises. Television shows, movies, music and books, no matter how insignificant they may seem, can play a tremendous part in the growth of children’s worldviews. It is important for authors and artists to delve deep into the impact of media on the growth and development of children in today’s media-rich world. In doing so, they should hope to find the best way to implement a Christian worldview into the media ...


For Your Consumption: Curating And Exhibition, Sasha Guo Jan 2019

For Your Consumption: Curating And Exhibition, Sasha Guo

Senior Honors Theses

A reflection on the experience of curating a BFA solo show and the artwork developed through my upper level classes at Eastern.


Snapshot In A Squiggle: How Painting Terminology Illuminates Short Fiction, Jennifer Pretzer May 2018

Snapshot In A Squiggle: How Painting Terminology Illuminates Short Fiction, Jennifer Pretzer

Senior Honors Theses

This paper will demonstrate that painting terms can offer a helpful avenue to understand short fiction, particularly abstract short fiction. After defining abstraction, realism, and the short story, it will trace relevant stages in the evolution of both painting and short fiction to show how and why the media share similar elements. In this examination, the paper will discuss which features of painting correspond with certain features of short fiction. Based on the essential elements of short fiction, as well as the features mentioned above, the paper will analyze examples of short stories that exemplify how painting parallels short fiction ...


Transfiguration: A Study In Intaglio, Maria Kane May 2018

Transfiguration: A Study In Intaglio, Maria Kane

Senior Honors Theses

Printmaking is an art form that reaches across millennia. Contemporary artists utilize the same practices and techniques as the earliest printmakers. In the same tradition, I have made a contribution to this art form by creating a series of etchings over the course of two years. These four pieces are representative of different aspects of my life and personality. The result of this project is a far more thorough understanding of the art form itself, including the technical skill involved as well as artistic ability. Undergoing this process has taught me the meaning of self-expression and its importance in my ...


Drawing From Strength, Audrey Miller May 2018

Drawing From Strength, Audrey Miller

Senior Honors Theses

In this thesis, the author shares how athleticism has influenced her life and art. She explains her inspirations, growth, and the processes that ultimately led to a body of work exhibited in a gallery and shown here.


Herpes Zoster Patient Education: A Coloring Book Approach, Sophia Charuhas Apr 2018

Herpes Zoster Patient Education: A Coloring Book Approach, Sophia Charuhas

Senior Honors Theses

Shingles, the disease caused by the herpes zoster virus, is a widespread and widely misunderstood illness in the United States. It is preventable, but many at-risk patients do not know what measures they may take to prevent it. Clear communication from physician to patient is crucial for patient understanding of diseases. Many patient education materials on herpes zoster currently available are often unused. It is therefore beneficial to public health to disseminate new mediums of medical communication, and one way of accomplishing this is through adult coloring books. The pathophysiology of herpes zoster virus is here explored and the idea ...


The Promethean Redesign, Makenzie Grube Apr 2018

The Promethean Redesign, Makenzie Grube

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis describes the process of redesigning the Honors College newsletter and includes the new edition at the end. The Spring 2018 edition can be found here:

https://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/promethean/1


Embracing Bacterial Cellulose As A Catalyst For Sustainable Fashion, Luis Quijano Dec 2017

Embracing Bacterial Cellulose As A Catalyst For Sustainable Fashion, Luis Quijano

Senior Honors Theses

Bacterial cellulose is a leather-like material produced during the production of Kombucha as a pellicle of bacterial cellulose (SCOBY) using Kombucha SCOBY, water, sugar, and green tea. Through an examination of the bacteria that produces the cellulose pellicle of the interface of the media and the air, currently named Komagataeibacter xylinus, an investigation of the growing process of bacterial cellulose and its uses, an analysis of bacterial cellulose’s properties, and a discussion of its prospects, one can fully grasp bacterial cellulose’s potential in becoming a catalyst for sustainable fashion. By laying the groundwork for further research to be ...


Pinpoint Magazine: A Student’S Guide To Preparing For A Career In Design, Hannah Blankenship Oct 2017

Pinpoint Magazine: A Student’S Guide To Preparing For A Career In Design, Hannah Blankenship

Senior Honors Theses

Pinpoint magazine’s purpose is to inspire and educate design students in their path toward a design career. Pinpoint is a magazine that features articles filled with insight and practical advice about entering the design industry. The information gathered is presented in a printed magazine format that will help college students pursuing degrees in art and design become informed about how to best pursue their career, how to navigate the world of design, and how to develop their design skills effectively. By reading a magazine filled with practical information on how to become a professional designer, design students will have ...


The Importance Of Branding In Small Businesses, Amber J. Rabie Apr 2017

The Importance Of Branding In Small Businesses, Amber J. Rabie

Senior Honors Theses

The Land of Milk & Honey Farm exists to provide quality food produced in facilities that practice good stewardship to the Earth. It is a small business devoted to loving, careful stewardship and the production of quality goods. The mission of The Land of Milk & Honey is to combine traditional farming practices with a sustainable and environment-friendly approach to agriculture. It aims to provide customer satisfaction by being respectful and responsible over animals and the earth, and by producing quality products. To reach this objective, the farm intends to educate consumers and provide an alternative source for truly farm-fresh goods. The ...


Building A Brand For A New Generation, Joel Schlaudt Apr 2017

Building A Brand For A New Generation, Joel Schlaudt

Senior Honors Theses

In a segment of the market as highly competitive as is the coffee industry, it can be difficult to forge a new brand strong enough to stand on its own and unique enough to stand above the competition. However, by choosing the millennial generation as a target audience and strategically constructing a creative strategy to reach them on an emotional level, a brand concept emerges with the ability to connect with consumers in a new way, transforming a daily necessity into an emotional experience unlike that offered by any other competitor. A Harry Potter-inspired brand built upon a delivery ...


The Artist As A Revolutionary: A Portrait Of The Life Of William Morris, Bethany E. Mcdonald Apr 2017

The Artist As A Revolutionary: A Portrait Of The Life Of William Morris, Bethany E. Mcdonald

Senior Honors Theses

William Morris became an artistic revolutionary, reacting against the academic views of art held in the Victorian Era and the Industrial Revolution. This thesis will deal with his reaction against the expectations of his family and the events of his childhood, showing their effect upon his future role as a revolutionary. This thesis will then cover his response against the Royal Academy’s academic art, the Industrial Revolution, and how his art ideologies clashed against the common norm of his time. Finally, this thesis will look at how each of his reactions led to his influential role in the Arts ...


Paul Rand: Life, Work, Philosophy, And Influence On Modern Design, Benjamin Nicholes Apr 2016

Paul Rand: Life, Work, Philosophy, And Influence On Modern Design, Benjamin Nicholes

Senior Honors Theses

Paul Rand is one the most influential graphic designers of the 21st Century. This thesis will cover his biography and show how the events of his life shaped him into the famed and prestigious designer we know him to be today. The thesis will then cover the many projects Rand designed and show the influences on his style and how his design philosophy is evident in his work. Finally, the thesis will look at how Rand’s style and philosophy has impacted graphic design in the modern era. This study will show why Paul Rand is considered to be one ...


Cultivate: Inspiring Women In Their Pursuit Of Creativity And Entrepreneurship, Ana P. Campbell Nov 2015

Cultivate: Inspiring Women In Their Pursuit Of Creativity And Entrepreneurship, Ana P. Campbell

Senior Honors Theses

Cultivate Magazine’s purpose is to inspire and educate creative women in their business ventures. Furthermore, Cultivate serves as a catalyst for our readers’ business by featuring insightful interviews from other creative women and practical advice on how to run a successful creative business. In short, Cultivate’s target market is female creative business owners with occupations such as photographers, designers, writers, entrepreneurs, artists, and bloggers.


An Exploration Of The Importance Of Design In Branding, Claire Turner May 2014

An Exploration Of The Importance Of Design In Branding, Claire Turner

Senior Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to explore how good design is used to enhance and communicate a brand’s image. At its core, a brand is a personality. Thoughtful marketing and good design are tools that can effectively communicate that personality. The products, promotions, and experiences that your company presents should resonate with your target audience and illicit an emotional response that matches your brand. My thesis consists of two major sections. The first section is an accumulation of research and personal observations on how brands function in our society today. In this section I will define what a ...


Illustrated Tales Of Little Sister Fox: Stories About A Clever Fox From Russian Fairytales, Rachel W. Smoot Jan 2014

Illustrated Tales Of Little Sister Fox: Stories About A Clever Fox From Russian Fairytales, Rachel W. Smoot

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis examines the interaction of pictures and words in children’s storybooks. The illustrations placed alongside the text of the book are just as important to understanding the story as are the words. “Illustrated Tales of Little Sister Fox” combines elements of several traditional Russian folktales into a single story. Illustrations are hand sketched and digitally painted.


Art And Symbolism: The Technique Of Applying Hidden Meaning And Communicating Specific Ideas Through Art, Andrea C. Macbean Dec 2013

Art And Symbolism: The Technique Of Applying Hidden Meaning And Communicating Specific Ideas Through Art, Andrea C. Macbean

Senior Honors Theses

Symbolism is an artistic style frequently used in the arts. Through the course of art history, it was its own artistic movement as well. The incorporation of specific symbols, shapes, colors, or identifiable images communicates to the viewer an intended message or statement. Frequently, symbolism appears to be hidden or initially unperceived by the intended audience. In some works, symbolism is so abstract that it needs explanation or clarification to be understood completely by the viewer. This thesis will analyze a few techniques of symbolism that can be incorporated in a work of art to communicate truth, entice thought, point ...


Graphic Evangelism, Mark H. Cupp Apr 2013

Graphic Evangelism, Mark H. Cupp

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis explores the use of mainstream graphic novels as a means of Christian evangelism. Though not exclusively Christian, the graphic novel, The Beast Within, will educate its target audience by using attractive illustrations, relatable issues, and understandable morals in a fictional, biblically inspired story. This thesis will include character designs, artwork, chapter summaries, and a single chapter of a self-written, self-illustrated graphic novel along with a short summary of Christian references and symbols. The novel will follow six half-human, half-animal warriors on their adventure to restore the balance of their world, which has been disrupted by a powerful enemy.


Vicky's Secret: A Novel, Yael Galiley Apr 2013

Vicky's Secret: A Novel, Yael Galiley

Senior Honors Theses

The purpose of this paper is to gain insight into the process of writing, illustrating, editing, and getting a book published. Included is analysis of Vicky’s Secret, a sample chapter, and synopses of the other chapters. Numerous drawn and digitally edited illustrations are interspersed throughout to reflect portions of the story visually. The practical approach led to a proficient understanding of creating illustrated fiction.


Typothesis: A Study Of Warde's Crystal Goblet, Leeuwen's Typographic Meaning And How It Relates To The Bible, Ryan Mercer Jan 2011

Typothesis: A Study Of Warde's Crystal Goblet, Leeuwen's Typographic Meaning And How It Relates To The Bible, Ryan Mercer

Senior Honors Theses

The way readers interpret the written word is changing. We look for information almost as much in between the lines as we do in the words themselves. The internet and its tools offer ways for readers to engage the text like never before — can the printed word keep up? This thesis will look at the history of print through the eyes of typography and decide if multimodal methods of arranging type are appropriate or even possible in the modern book. Specifically, it will look at the Christian Bible and it’s already present use of multimodalism. This study will bring ...


Textile Dyes: Techniques And Their Effects On The Environment With A Recommendation For Dyers Concerning The Green Effect, Charity Goetz Apr 2008

Textile Dyes: Techniques And Their Effects On The Environment With A Recommendation For Dyers Concerning The Green Effect, Charity Goetz

Senior Honors Theses

Abstract This thesis examines different classes of dyes, the processes they require, their use on different textiles, and their potential effects on the environment. Additionally, experiments with natural dyes were conducted and documented. Natural berries, roots, and other dyestuffs were collected and used to dye both natural and synthetic textiles. Through research and experimentation, the different types of dyes and techniques were compared and contrasted. Each type of dye has benefits and disadvantages. Every system of dyeing produces waste along with the finished product. Current government standards regarding textile waste are discussed as well as ways to reduce costs while ...


The Effects Of Different Fabric Types And Seam Designs On The Seams [Sic] Efficiency, Courtney Lapere Jan 2006

The Effects Of Different Fabric Types And Seam Designs On The Seams [Sic] Efficiency, Courtney Lapere

Senior Honors Theses

Fabricated textile products require joining fabric together by some means. A variety of methods include: sewing, gluing, thermally bonding, etc. This joined fabric is required to have similar strength at the point of joining as the original fabric. This method of joining is commonly called seaming. Seams are the basic element of structure of any apparel, home furnishing product and industrial textiles.

The main focus of this investigation is to study the joining parameters of fabric using a standard sewing machine. Two different seam designs will be investigated on three woven fabrics made from cotton, wool and silk. Textile products ...


Squiggles, Dots And Lines, Crystal Renee Woolard Jan 2006

Squiggles, Dots And Lines, Crystal Renee Woolard

Senior Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


Master Artist And Jeweler Rene Lalique, Fallon Lee Miller Jan 2003

Master Artist And Jeweler Rene Lalique, Fallon Lee Miller

Senior Honors Theses

No abstract provided.