Apr 20th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Program Cover Design

Faculty Sponsor

Jennifer Wood


Students in Art 204, Graphic Design Studio II were presented with a unique opportunity to design the program cover for the 2009 Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference. This is an example of a research project for a graphic designer. The student designers prepare themselves by researching the university colleges and many programs that are represented in the conference. Class instruction includes subjects in representation, semiotics and denotation of images as a way to present the concept for communication. Through use of peer and instructor review, each student developed their own design as a way to visually represent the conference. Some designers used metaphoric principles, others by use of a visual pun while some tried to capture the essence of the undergraduate research experience. This year’s cover design was selected by a jury of senior graphic design students, conference planning committee members, faculty, and staff. All cover design submissions are displayed in the Student Union Building for the duration of the conference.

Congratulations to Tony Montaño, first place winner, and Akiko Fry, Graphic Design Studio IV Students’ Choice winner.


Participants include: Stephanie Billings, Jeremy Billups, Chris Brown, Anna Burks, Gabe Carnell, Mary Donalson, Jenny Flint, Ashley Durand (Honors College), Akiko Fry, Tracie Hopper, John Howe, Jenn Jackson, T.J. Jakush, Bobby Kasper, Landon Larsen, Sara Love, Alyson McCrink, Tony Montaño, Erin Northrop, Jeremy Oliver, Oscar Péré, C.W. Reed, Kelci Richardson, Lana Roth, Jackie Salyer, Sean Severud, Rebecca Stich, Amanda Velasco, Katie Vermillion, Thomas Walsh, and Jin You. College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Art