RISD Commencement

Client

RISD

Timeline

Annually from 2016-2020, January-June

Categories
Identity, Website, Motion, Print, Social Media
Team
Creative direction by Huy Vu, Micah Barrett
Art direction and design by Jay Marol, Chloe Scheffe, Lukas Eigler-Harding, Ruth Lin, Karen Ko and Ziming Qin
Frontend and Backend Development by Jay Marol, Ruben Rodriguez and Teddy Bradford
Editorial by Rob Albanese

Graduating students at RISD have traditionally had an opportunity to contribute to the design of their graduation ceremony in various capacities. When I joined the RISD Media Group in 2015, the process involved selecting a Graphic Design student to create aesthetic and thematic guidelines, while we provided operational and production support for the 10-15 pieces of collateral they would have to produce. Over the years I advocated for more creative dialogue with the students and the involvement of a wider range of departments at the school. For example, in 2018 I collaborated with an Illustration student, Karen Ko, and tried to push the campaign into a warmer, more organic space. The students I’ve worked with have consistently brought fresh perspectives to a repetitive project, and have led our work to exciting new places; in turn we provided them with an educational space that gave them professional experience. My implementation of a solid infrastructure for the design files and website content management allowed the team to focus on bringing the students’ visions to life.

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