“When first-year Communication Design students put up their work and stand back, they say ‘Wow! I didn’t realize I did this much!’” says Prof. Leslie Blum about the end-of-year review of student work from the two-year foundation program. “Now everything they’ve done in the first year makes sense to them.”
The design principals are the same regardless of the project, says Blum. “They understand how to carry a design concept through different applications and different media.”
Classes students have completed to get to this point include color theory, typography, and digital design. Next up: digital graphics, and advertising, graphic and web design courses, to name a few.
“What they did for Design Studio II was intended to get them off their computer screen and to be inspired from the world around them–to filter what they see through the eyes of a designer,” says Prof. Blum. “Hopefully over the summer they’ll continue to be inspired by things that they notice that others might not. It’s about being curious and open.”
Photos: Leslie Blum