UNF Ceramics Guild Ian Johnston poster
This poster was designed for the UNF Ceramics Guild/Department of Art+Design. It incorporates as a major design element the scale and repetition of the architect-turned-sculptor’s work, and his themes of urban renewal with large-scale installations that explore our relationship to material culture. Color blocks are applied to emphasize that the event includes both a lecture and demonstration. Development involved collaboration with the Guild sponsors and the Fine Arts Center, as well as an exploration of the artist’s work.
GDUSA (Graphic Design USA) American In-house Design Award Winner, 2015
For five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored competitions to spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. The GDUSA American In-house Design Awards have been the premier showcase for outstanding work by in-house designers, marketing and communications departments within corporations, publishing houses, non-profits, universities and government agencies. The competition, which annually attracts more than 10,000 entrants, with fewer than 15% selected for awards, recognizes the creativity, special challenges, and contributions of in-house designers. (Note: my work won two awards in this competition, a feat the publisher describes as “a rare case.”)
GDUSA Poster Series Award Publication
The Ian Johnston poster series was published both digitally on the GDUSA website as well as in print in GDUSA, a monthly news and information magazine for and about the professional designer (Jul/Aug 2015).