I have had the honor of working with students from over 20 countries and from across the USA at The University of Tampa as a professor of design since 2018.
Graphic Design 2
COVID-19 Social Media Motion Graphics
View the press release about this project with the City of Tampa: University of Tampa Students Create #FaceTheFactsTPA and #HappyAtHomeTPA Designs in Partnership with the City of Tampa.
User Interface and Experience Design
I walk my students through a UI design process and some UX design methodologies. Students write project briefs and construct brand elements, app prototypes, and website prototypes based on the user personas they create from their user research. Students have small group critiques throughout the project to iterate their designs and concepts. Process posters and demo videos are used for final critique.
Product + Package + Brand
Students use digital fabrication tools to design and produce a product that they brand and package. Additionally, they must write a fictional brand story and supplement the piece with at least two brand extensions.
above designs by Maria McGee (coaster), Samantha O’Donnell (lamp), Steph Schaffer (incense), and Michael Acampora (wine)
The Graphic Enneagram
I am an enneagram type 8. The enneagram is a powerful tool that aids in self-awareness and team building. Since empathy is at the forefront of any good design, I use this introductory project to learn more about my students and for them to learn more about themselves and each other. Students are tasked with learning about and representing each of the 9 enneagram types as a cohesive visual system, and contextualizing their piece for real-world application.
above designs by Danielle Ronzo
designs above by Danielle Ronzo (Days), Melissa Engh (Glory Sound), Ghofran Khoj (The Sky), Patchanit Sriviroch (Neo City), Larae Smith (MTV), Erica Plotnikiewicz (G-Eazy), Nicole Heligman (True Colors), Jordan Aleman (Good Faith), Mai Reyna (“Drunk”), Taylor McCormick (Selena), and Monica Suarez Argudin (Jazz)
Applied Vernacular Typography
Branding Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard Linear Park
above designs by Payton Astin (wave), Patchanit Sriviroch (tree), Ricardo Da Silva Alexandre (black), Conner Greene (nautical flags), Monica Suarez Argudin (5 & 7K), Alanna Johns (balustrade, upper pin), Maria McGee (lower pin), and Lauren Lett (sun)
Dimensional Typography + Editorial Design
above designs by Ricardo Da Silva Alexandre (mustard), Aaliyah Pierre (plur), Samantha O’Donnell (trends), Taylor McCormick (universe), Mason Bray (ppice), Rachel Murphy (conspiracy), Alanna Johns (coffee), Danielle Ronzo (cigarettes), Jordan Aleman (tape), Imaeyen Effiong (cardboard), Lauren Lett (salt), Patchanit Sriviroch (ketchup), and Johanna Nimmo (pills)
Book Arts Studio tour field trip, guided by Dr. Richard Mathews and Carl Nudi
Special Projects/Independent Study
above designs by Imaeyen Effiong: illustrated, branded, and animated a comic series, conducted interviews, and designed a website with brand extensions for the comics
above designs by Patchanit Sriviroch: designed an app interface to help foreign tourists connect with locals and navigate Thailand, her home country
Graphic Design Portfolio
Foundations: Digital Art
sound art by Brooke Rogers, crew practice
works by Mudashaer Wafaaili (zine), Alex McMurray (digital illustration), and Brianna Dresbach (poster)
BFA GD Capstone
Fall 2018, exhibition reception
iOS iPad UI
Android mobile UI
iOS mobile UI
iOS mobile UI
Spring 2020 BFA Graphic Design Senior Capstone
The tradition of publicly showing senior capstone projects in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery was disrupted by COVID-19 in spring 2020, and The University of Tampa spring semester class of 2020 BFA Graphic Design capstone defense presentations were conducted virtually due to limited public audiences during COVID-19. Please join me in congratulating the seniors by perusing their defense videos.