Fieldwork on a Research Vessel: Hanging with scientists

This past weekend I was fortunate to accompany a colleague in Marine Science and some of her students aboard the research vessel, R/V Savannah, that docks at UGA’s Skidaway Island Oceanographic Institute near Savannah. We stopped at five locations (stations) from the estuary out to the gulf stream where the students were able to sample…

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Poster Show 4: AIGA Atlanta

Book Cover as Poster: I was excited to have my poster chosen for inclusion in the 4th Annual Poster Show Poster Show: Chapter 4 by the Atlanta chapter of AIGA, which requested designs book cover designs in poster format. Submitted posters were curated with the winning entries displayed at the 4th Annual Poster Show in Atlanta this June.…

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Broadside Printing & Typography

I was fortunate this semester to co-teach a large class of Advanced Typography with my colleague, Eileen Wallace, who specializes in book arts and letterpress. The term culminated in the printing of a collaborative broadside that contained a custom designed letterform or numeral from each student (plus one from each of us to cover A–Z…

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Learning Codey-Code

p5.js Workshop I sat in on an afternoon workshop last week with my new colleague Xin Xin, a new media artist who is an assistant professor in both Art and Women’s Studies. We made dynamic flag designs using the p5 java script library. This is my ‘autumn’ flag

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Design Maymester in NYC

Art & Design Maymester in New York I just returned from a whirlwind month in New York City teaching in the School of Art’s maymester art & design field study program. The group of 32 students spent the mornings studying contemporary art history with a colleague (sometimes meeting in a traditional classroom setting and sometimes an…

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Advanced Type Student Work in AIGA ATL Poster Show

Eleven of my Advanced Typography students recently had their work chosen for inclusion in AIGA Atlanta’s juried exhibition and fundraiser, Poster Show Part 3: Destination Unknown, in which designers were asked to submit poster designs promoting a favorite location—real or imagined— paying homage to the traditional travel poster. The exhibition opening reception was held on…

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Global Sea-Level Rise Graphics in Action

Graphics from these projects I worked on a few years ago are still being used by collaborators to communicate issues related to climate change and predicted future sea-level rise scenarios. Here I was tagged on social media by former project colleague, Dr. Jason Evans, now a professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson University in Florida,…

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Typo-poetry

My colleague Moon Jung Jang recently asked me to participate in a type-driven design exhibition she organized, Typo-Poetry: Despite Black and White in Sound, that focused on language related to sound. She asked invited designers to explore typography as a way to write poetry and/or express ideas related to sound. The exhibition was on view at…

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Visualizing Deep Ocean Habitats

I’m excited to be collaborating with a marine science professor at UGA on a funded project, Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate, that aims to create a digital tool to visualize data about specific species and their deep ocean habitats. This project was just awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Academy of Sciences Keck…

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UCDA Design Award

I just found out that this poster promoting graduate studies in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA received a 2017 UCDA Award of Excellence. Thanks to spring 2017 grad Nicole Kim for her design assistance. Photo credit: Erica Hensley

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A New Graduate Studies Publication

This annual publication had traditionally been solely an exhibition catalog for the graduating MFA candidates, but we expanded the content to include corresponding essays written by graduate students in art history, as well as general information about the School, its facilities and graduate program offerings. This additional content expanded the life and usage of the…

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Experimental (and Physical) Typography

Former student and now Assistant Professor of graphic design at Mississippi State, Cassie Hester, conducted a workshop with my Advanced Typography students earlier this semester in which students experimented with physical typography to create imagery for an event poster. They first completed exercises that encouraged them to physically alter printed letterforms, then were able to…

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