I have served as an adjunct instructor of the Graphic Design program in the Visual Arts and New Media Department at SUNY College at Fredonia since 1990 as well as semesters in the Design Department at SUNY College at Buffalo and Daemen University. These collections represent projects completed by talented students at SUNY Fredonia over several years.
Typography II expands of the principles of hierarchy, information design, and best typographic practices established in Typography I. Sequence using elements of typographic rhythm, organization, and variation is addressed, allowing students to organize information over increasingly complex forms, from simple spreads, to a book, to a three-dimensional design. Students begin to understand how issues of output and technical production need to be anticipated and shape design solutions.
Projects in this course include the experimentation with typographic grids creating a two page spread and then, with increasing complexity, a 32-page cookbook. For this project, students write, design, create the imagery and execute a finished book.
This course adds the additional variables of time and motion as students explore kinetic typography. They are tasked with picking a favorite song and bringing it to visual life with typography and color.
In Type III, students make a deep dive into the use of Adobe After Effects.
Designer: Caleb Richter
Designer: Kristen Johnson
Designer: Tina Rogers
Designer: Sarah Gerass
Designer: Natalie Opp
Designer: Liz Gollnitz