Printing & Design Award

Today I received some very pleasant news about a project that my class did last semester: a poster that we designed won first place in its category in a national competition. To quote the email I received from our printer: Good news! We entered the “Dollar Redesign Poster” in the 2007 In-Print Competition, cosponsored by…

Conference Planning & Design

In addition to Amy and I doing much of the events planning for this year’s Communicators Forum annual conference, we also designed the print collateral and web pages for the conference. Our team decided to develop two versions of the conference logo, one of which is shown above and based on the popular 1980s video…

Redesigning the Dollar Bill

My favorite project to assign to my graphic design students is an assignment that I came up with in fall 2003: redesign the United States dollar bill, but using another theme or genre. The creative ideas that the students come up with are always surprising and often well-executed. And while I take on the role…

Twin Cities Knowledge Maps

This spring and summer I had the pleasure of working with an interdisciplinary design team on a citywide mapping project. Sponsored by the U’s Design Institute, our knowledge map is titled Divining the Twin Cities: Physical Journeys, Spiritual Places, a “map of places and sites for personal renewal, spiritual transformation and respite from the world…