From November 15 to December 1, the Graphic Design Department at Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts presented a compelling exhibition featuring selected mid-term coursework crafted by Level 5 and Level 6 Design Students. Hosted at the Arts Gallery (Arts Center) on campus, the exhibit showcased a diverse array of design projects, including logotype design, brochures, 3-D installation mock-ups, and digital works. These projects were centered around key themes such as sustainability, innovation, inclusivity, and community-based real-world challenges.
The students, enrolled in various design courses, creatively responded to critical questions posed within their respective curricula:
GD 4321 – CONTEMPORARY DESIGN ISSUES: Creating a digital fairy-tale to promote inclusivity and diversity across campus while ensuring accessibility for a wide range of readers.
GD 3333 – DIGITAL DESIGN I: Designing a series of digital applications for a festival aimed at promoting environmental sustainability in Greece.
GD 4823 – GRAPHIC DESIGN III: Developing a flexible visual system that captures the experience of studying graphic design at ACG campus.
GD 3412 – GRAPHIC DESIGN II: Designing a logo system to inspire and motivate volunteers to join the ACG Farmer’s Market initiative.
Visitors to the exhibition actively participated in the design process by voting for their favorite logo system design for the ACG Farmer’s Market initiative through a QR code. The involvement of the ‘viewer’ / audience as an active ‘partner’ / agent in the design process is part of the new direction of the graphic design and visual communication design field, aligning with the Graphic Design department’s new Vision and Mission.
In a promising development, the ACG colleagues involved in the ACG Farmer’s Market initiative expressed interest in adopting one of the eight designs developed by the students as the visual identity for their project. The Graphic Design department welcomes further collaboration and encourages colleagues to explore potential projects through the official Design Commission procedure or by contacting [email protected].
This successful exhibition highlights the department’s commitment to fostering creativity, critical thinking, and real-world application of design principles among its students while actively involving the audience in shaping visual communication. More exciting projects from the ACG community are expected to be integrated into future Graphic Design courses. Colleagues are invited to engage in discussions about these opportunities and contribute to the dynamic vision of the Graphic Design Department.