September 28, 2011

Design Students Packaging on Display

Jin Chung, Jennifer Waycaster
UAB Graphic Design students recently completed a packaging project for ARS 350 Intermediate Design. Students were asked to create a design for a snack that references local Alabama culture, places and/or people. Finished projects can be seen on display in the main Department of Art and Art History hallway on the first floor of the UAB Humanities building. Students worked conceptually with the idea of southern culture, history and ideals to create a snack and the packaging imagery to support it.

UAB Design Student in the Big Apple!

UAB Graphic Design student, Cana Grooms, spent the summer in the big apple interning with home design guru and bon vivant Jonathan Adler. She worked for 3 months on everything from basic patterns and color palettes to a redesign of the Adler product tags that will be used in all their stores. Talking about her experience Grooms said, "I was given tons of freedom. I would be given a basic idea of what the project was and the concept, and then allowed to ramble through designs and present the strongest ones at the end of the day." Cana was given free reign on many of the projects she touched, including the design of the 2011 Holiday Look Book. Talking about life in NYC, "Its crazy and wonderful at the same time, there is so much creative inspiration in the city. There is an energy that constantly renews your creative spirit."