Title

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Lead Author Major

Graphic Design

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Marie Lee

Faculty Mentor Department

Graphic Design

Abstract/Artist Statement

Experimentation in design can transform a work into a truly unique, innovative and artistic piece. This series is an exercise in creative collaboration and experimental design processes. We shared one document and passed it back and forth, expanding upon (and in many cases undoing) what the other had created. For us, this collaboration offered a unique insight into the designer’s style and process. To create something visually coherent with someone else’s work can be a challenge in and of itself, and this series in many ways transcends the goal of simple coherency and addresses issues not only pertaining to what a designer creates but how they create it. Working with the same file became easier as the project progressed because we had a stronger understanding of how the other worked. Though a sense of cooperation isn’t necessarily visible on the surface, as we created more “volleys” (breakpoints in the project where the file was exchanged) we began to construct objects in a similar way, follow similar strategies in masking areas, structured layers similarly, etcetera. This convergence in methodology was as crucial as it was inevitable. Without it, more time was spent deciphering layer content than creating. Sensible layer management is a staple in collaborative work at a professional level, and this exercise pushed its importance even further.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

16-4-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2014 8:00 PM

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Reynolds Art Gallery

Experimentation in design can transform a work into a truly unique, innovative and artistic piece. This series is an exercise in creative collaboration and experimental design processes. We shared one document and passed it back and forth, expanding upon (and in many cases undoing) what the other had created. For us, this collaboration offered a unique insight into the designer’s style and process. To create something visually coherent with someone else’s work can be a challenge in and of itself, and this series in many ways transcends the goal of simple coherency and addresses issues not only pertaining to what a designer creates but how they create it. Working with the same file became easier as the project progressed because we had a stronger understanding of how the other worked. Though a sense of cooperation isn’t necessarily visible on the surface, as we created more “volleys” (breakpoints in the project where the file was exchanged) we began to construct objects in a similar way, follow similar strategies in masking areas, structured layers similarly, etcetera. This convergence in methodology was as crucial as it was inevitable. Without it, more time was spent deciphering layer content than creating. Sensible layer management is a staple in collaborative work at a professional level, and this exercise pushed its importance even further.