The senior year in design is all about professionalism. We run a model studio, serving up to 30 clients a year, depending on the size of projects. The senior year culminates in a public presentation to friends, family, clients and community. It is designed and rehearsed to be Pecha Kucha style.
A FEW PROJECTS
Sometimes a need is identified and the solution can be wide open. We felt that our
hallways were drab and visitors who wanted to see what was going on when classes
were in session were out of luck. We designed low-relief interactive information
stations on the walls near each major studio area. Books showed student work and
information graphics explained the most important emphasis and FAQs. Above is the
design station. At the right is one of the posters from the senior
show, explaining the process and reasoning behind Sideshow Beauties (it is a clever
approach to criticizing the fashion industry pressure on girls to conform to an ideal
Below is a presentation of Information Security posters to one of our clients. It
was accepted, and won a national award for the client. The Morgantown
Farmer’s Market is one of over 40 organizations we have branded.
SENIORS PRESENTING WORK TO THE WVU OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CLIENT
The senior process adds more authorship to projects and more teamwork. The client class adds relationship-building to the process, and more user-testing. A portfolio class prepares work for interviews and seniors present their work in Pittsburgh or Cleveland’s AIGA Portfolio Days.
SHEREE WENTZ SENIOR SHOW POSTER SHOWING HER DESIGN PROCESS THROUGH ONE PROJECT