My Teaching Portfolio…In the Arctic

On Saturday I spoke with one of my students from fall 2006, Sergey Trubetskoy, at his class’s senior design show. He had some fabulous photos of the round expedition logo that he designed being used during Will Steger’s trip to Nunavut last spring—click for full size versions. (and congratulations, Sergey, on being hired as a…

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…

Design for Will Steger

One of the projects I coordinated for my class was design work for one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, WIll Steger, the international polar explorer. He has a new arctic expedition, Baffin Island 2007, scheduled for spring 2007. This expedition is to promote his Global Warming 101 initiative, which is designed to draw attention to…

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…