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Graduating Graphic Designers’ exhibition demonstrates design thinking at its finest

2015-04-14, 9:55 AM

The Graphic Design faculty and students at St. Lawrence College invite you to the 2015 Graduate Exhibition which celebrates the work and achievements of our graduating class of 38 new Graphic Designers.

For the first time ever, the exhibition will feature graduates' major capstone projects which highlight the design thinking process and demonstrate skills in problem-definition, design research/interpretation, and iterative user testing, in addition to the final design solution, according to program coordinator, Erin Boyce.

The capstone projects identified a need for real people in our community. Some students partnered with local arts-based organizations in the community to raise their profile and develop strategies for cultural tourism in our city. Other groups tackled problems like poverty awareness and activism, voter apathy, cognitive games for Alzheimer’s patients, and the negative consequences of overuse of social media. Solutions ranged from branding and awareness campaigns, to mobile apps and websites, to product and packaging designs.

“There is often a misconception that design means ‘decoration,’ but it’s truly a process of using research, prototyping, and innovative thinking to solve problems. We’re excited that the exhibition will show that complete process, and hopefully demonstrate the level of strategy and innovative thinking that is required in each project, in addition to the high-quality visual execution,” Boyce said.

The students' final portfolio works in interaction design, brand identity design, publication and print design, motion design and packaging design will also be on display. The show will be on view from April 17 to 24 in the Alumni Fireside Lounge at SLC.

Media Opportunity:

Opening Reception
Friday, April 17, 2015
7 to 9 pm
St. Lawrence College, Alumni Fireside Lounge

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 7,000 full-time students, and more than 70,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices we work with thousands of clients annually.

For information:
Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
Cell: 613-329-2451