In DSGD 104 classes (total 7 sections) in Spring 2019, about 160 SJSU BA graphic design students grappled about the theme “Borders: Migrants and Refugees,” with the often contradictory narratives around borders as outlined above. The students researched the issues of borders with a focus on notions of migration and self-identity. They created various design projects, such as content maps, posters, brochures, signages, and animations to promote awareness about the issues of borders to the public. The best student works were selected by graphic design faculties and will be exhibited in Hammer Theater as a part of the international conference “International Design Education Expo & Conference (IDEEC)”, which will be held in Hammer Theater on August 16-18, 2019. After the conference, the exhibition will be showcased again in the design gallery on campus in Fall 2019.
Participating students: Amanda Le, Brittany Fung, Brittney Chavez, Christy Cheung, Danica Samaniego, Davion Taylor, Dustin Yoo, Emily Orrach, Gabrielle Maneja, Garrett Canepa, Hannah Stovall, Immie Vb, Jaerica Vitug, Jamie Hernandez, Janet Altamiran, Kristen Adams, Laura Houck, Maralkhishig Enkhtuvshin, Marc Casupanan, Erwin Matthew Garrido, Michael How, Michelle Wong, Mikayla Chin, Mona Yoo, Nicholas Randle, Phuong Pham, Stephanie Valencia, Sydney Spruiell, Sylvia Ow Yang, Uyen Dang, Tran Tran, Yoonhee Hong
Faculty Advisors & Jury Members: Yoon Chung Han (Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, Department of Design) Randall Sexton (Professor in Graphic Design, Department of Design) Chang Kim (Professor in Graphic Design, Department of Design) Joe Miller (Adjunct Faculty in Graphic Design, Department of Design) Philip Krayna (Adjunct Faculty in Graphic Design, Department of Design) Gregory Hom (Adjunct Faculty in Graphic Design, Department of Design) Jeong Kim (Adjunct Faculty in Graphic Design, Department of Design) Julio Martinez (Adjunct Faculty in Graphic Design, Department of Design) Connie Hwang (Department Chair & Professor in Graphic Design, Department of Design)
This exhibition is sponsored by 2019-2020 College of Humanities and Arts Artistic Excellence Programming Grants, San José State University.
The first annual IDEEC (International Design Education Expo & Conference) is an innovative, dynamic, motivating event that is developed through global design institutions. Our global perspectives, diverse culture, and wide-ranging specialties is what makes our conference unique. It also provides special reinforcement to the design education community. We have gathered the best designers in the education community and academia to speak on philosophy, professional practice, social responsibility, and relevant topics that will make a vital impact in many different ways.
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