Creative minds, unique designs – The Simpsonian

Katie Burns

Senior graphic design majors will present their senior seminar projects at the Howard Art Studio.

by Katie Burns, ID Magazine Layout Editor

Seniors Jordy Triana and Jacob Kuehl will present their Senior Graphic Design Seminar project at the new Howard Art Studio Art Gallery on April 22.

The senior seminar gives graphic design students the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge they’ve gained through the major and showcase their work, according to department head Justin Nostrala.

Kuehl explained that his project consists of linoleum sculptures depicting different animals from around the world.

“I have a block or pad of linoleum and then I basically take a chisel and carve out my design which I then put ink on it and paper and run it through a press to get a print,” said Kuehl. .

Triana said his project is based on two of the things he loves the most: photography and hand drawing related to a theme.

“My hand-drawn designs are mostly based on experiences most people have had, but I specifically chose love. For the photographic designs, I chose to base them on my travel experiences. These designs will also be on hoodies, stickers, backpacks and more,” Triana said.

Throughout the semester, Nostrala spoke about how driven and determined the two seniors are when it comes to putting all the pieces together to present cohesive design work.

“They arrived and understood what they had to do. I can’t really think of a time when they let me down,” Nostrala said. “They actually came in and did everything when it was supposed to be done, and it’s such a joy, but their plans were also very well done.”

With the new gallery opening this year, Kuehl and Triana will be the first people to present in this space. Triana said he can’t wait to show off his work and see people’s reactions.

“I think my favorite part is going to be talking about the designs and showing them to everyone who comes to the exhibit,” Triana said.

Kuehl said his favorite thing about seminary was being able to work on one big project for the entire semester and being able to print it out on a large scale instead of a small screen.

“What I personally love most about me is working on a project for the whole semester and then building it out on a grand scale, basically,” Kuehl said. “That it’s not just work on my computer that I turned in for an assignment. It’s a little more than that. »

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