The Visual Communication Design (VCD) department at Herron School of Art and Design IUPUI invites you all to celebrate our senior class with a student showcase of their work and a special talk with world renowned designer, Giorgia Lupi.

Towards the end of each school year, the VCD department likes to take the time to commemorate graduating seniors with a public exhibition of their work that displays their understanding of the design process. As a way of gathering the Indy design community together, join us for this special event.

This is a free event that is open to the public…


Tadanori Yokoo, Having reached a climax at the age of 29, I was dead, 1965 / Kenya Hara, poster for Muji, early 2000s

Tadanori Yokoo (yo-ko-o) and Kenya Hara: two iconic designers with two completely different styles. Take this quiz to find out who’s going to be your next favorite Japanese designer!

1. The walls of your bedroom are:

A. Covered with vinyl and pop art posters, really going for the ‘60s, lots of vibrating colors

B. Soft white, with one or two cherished things hanging on them

2. Your idea of a fun night out is:

A. Getting your groove on with friends at an outdoor concert

B. Going to drink cold beers (in glasses) in an ultra-minimalist bar

3. Preferred type…


The students of Visual Communication Design at Herron School of Art + Design IUPUI gained a wide variety of skills when it comes to visual storytelling. In honor of what they have learned, here is a showcase of students’ work taken from VC1.

For this project, Visiting Lecturer Asli Narin had students compose visual forms that abstractly illustrate the feeling of a word while using the elements and principles of design.

Let us know your favorite in the comments below!

Playful

by Grace Hoffman

Squeeze


Through the use of visual communication design, we can create content that is more effective when conveying its meaning. Because visuals and graphics can evoke such strong emotions from an audience, an impact would surely be made. If you would like to reach the masses or dip your toes into the vast ocean of visual communication, here are ten recommended beginner books.

An Introduction to Visual Communication: From Cave Art to Second Life by Susan Barnes

Covering the terminology of visual literacy, methods for analyzing visual media, and theories on the relationship between visual communication and culture, this book provides…


Teaching students how to communicate and inspire the world through the use of design, get to know the faculty of Visual Communication Design at IUPUI Herron School of Art + Design.

For this week’s faculty spotlight: 10 Questions with Steven Williams, Visiting Lecture at IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design and owner of We Be Bold.

  1. Who are you and what kind of work do you do now? I’m Steven Williams, and Visiting Lecturer VCD and I own my own company called We Be Bold. I mostly work with locals who need apparel and branding. I have an MFA…

Teaching students how to communicate and inspire the world through the use of design, get to know the faculty of Visual Communication Design at IUPUI Herron School of Art + Design.

For this week’s faculty spotlight: 10 Questions with Gürkan Maruf Mihçi, Assistant Professor and Co-Coordinator of Foundation Studies.

1. Who are you and what kind of work do you do now? I am Gürkan and I teach at Herron Visual Communication Design and Foundation Studies. gurkanmihci.com

2. How did you get into design? My father has a paper company, I worked with printing houses, and my childhood friends were…


Teaching students how to communicate and inspire the world through the use of design, get to know the faculty of Visual Communication Design at Herron School of Art + Design.

This week’s faculty spotlight is on Pamela Napier, an Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design, answering 10 questions for design students.

  1. Who are you and what kind of work do you do now?

I am an Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design, and co-founding partner of Collabo Creative, a service design firm here in Indianapolis. https://collabocreative.com/

2. How did you get into design?

I was in an advanced art class…

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