Michelle Bowers

Associate Professor

Art & Design

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College of Visual & Performing Arts 310A


Education

2004Cranbrook Academy of Art
1996University of ArizonaMFA
1990Grand Valley State UniversityBFA

Teaching

  • Typography
  • Graphic Design
  • Professional Practice
  • Community Engagement

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Typography basics. An introduction to the history and creation of letterforms and the relationship between content, typefaces, and the page. Assignments focus on the beauty and structure of text, use of basic letterforms, expressive typography, typographic grids, contrast and legibility.

Typography basics. An introduction to the history and creation of letterforms and the relationship between content, typefaces, and the page. Assignments focus on the beauty and structure of text, use of basic letterforms, expressive typography, typographic grids, contrast and legibility.

Idea development through the process of making. The course encourages students to set aside conventional graphic design problem-solving techniques and explore the realm of ¿what if?¿ Students learn new conceptual and material methods for producing work ¿ creating iterative methodologies, systems, tools, and participatory operations through physical, digital and hybrid activities. The course challenges assumptions about Design practice and creativity.

Idea development through the process of making. The course encourages students to set aside conventional graphic design problem-solving techniques and explore the realm of ¿what if?¿ Students learn new conceptual and material methods for producing work ¿ creating iterative methodologies, systems, tools, and participatory operations through physical, digital and hybrid activities. The course challenges assumptions about Design practice and creativity.

Idea development through the process of making. The course encourages students to set aside conventional graphic design problem-solving techniques and explore the realm of ¿what if?¿ Students learn new conceptual and material methods for producing work ¿ creating iterative methodologies, systems, tools, and participatory operations through physical, digital and hybrid activities. The course challenges assumptions about Design practice and creativity.

Pragmatic business aspects, skills needed for a career in design. Students create self-promotional materials and portfolios; write resumes, proposals, contracts and correspondence; and improve presentation, interview and job search skills. The course includes production practices, marketing methodologies, and professional etiquette and ethics; field trips to printers/vendors and design studios; and presentations from visiting professionals.

Pragmatic business aspects, skills needed for a career in design. Students create self-promotional materials and portfolios; write resumes, proposals, contracts and correspondence; and improve presentation, interview and job search skills. The course includes production practices, marketing methodologies, and professional etiquette and ethics; field trips to printers/vendors and design studios; and presentations from visiting professionals.

Special topics in Graphic Design. Topics may include Identity and Branding, Environmental Graphic Design, Animated Typography, App Design, Advanced Web Design, and Campaign Design among others.

Special topics in Graphic Design. Topics may include Identity and Branding, Environmental Graphic Design, Animated Typography, App Design, Advanced Web Design, and Campaign Design among others.

Special topics in Graphic Design. Topics may include Identity and Branding, Environmental Graphic Design, Animated Typography, App Design, Advanced Web Design, and Campaign Design among others.

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