Spencer Ladd

faculty

Spencer Ladd

Professor

Art & Design

Contact

508-999-8048

508-910-6977

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College of Visual & Performing Arts 251

Education

1994Rhode Island School of DesignMFA Graphic Design
1988Cranbrook Academy of ArtMFA Photography
1982Georgia Southern CollegeBA Studio Art

Teaching

  • Graduate Seminar I
  • Advanced Typography
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Capstone
  • Photography Capstone

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.

Advanced Typography. Students explore the communicative and structural aspects of typography, experimenting with these aspects to enhance meaning. Building on previously covered typographic skills, students work on practical applications of advanced typographic systems. Projects focus on narrative and story-telling, and may result in print and/or screen-based solutions.

Advanced Typography. Students explore the communicative and structural aspects of typography, experimenting with these aspects to enhance meaning. Building on previously covered typographic skills, students work on practical applications of advanced typographic systems. Projects focus on narrative and story-telling, and may result in print and/or screen-based solutions.

Advanced Typography. Students explore the communicative and structural aspects of typography, experimenting with these aspects to enhance meaning. Building on previously covered typographic skills, students work on practical applications of advanced typographic systems. Projects focus on narrative and story-telling, and may result in print and/or screen-based solutions.

Advanced Typography. Students explore the communicative and structural aspects of typography, experimenting with these aspects to enhance meaning. Building on previously covered typographic skills, students work on practical applications of advanced typographic systems. Projects focus on narrative and story-telling, and may result in print and/or screen-based solutions.

Advanced Typography. Students explore the communicative and structural aspects of typography, experimenting with these aspects to enhance meaning. Building on previously covered typographic skills, students work on practical applications of advanced typographic systems. Projects focus on narrative and story-telling, and may result in print and/or screen-based solutions.

Capstone course. Students focus on their self-directed, multi-dimensional degree project. Students are encouraged to develop a personal approach to design, exploring their individual strengths and interests in the field. Guest critics and lecturers are in integral part of the course, which culminates in the Senior Exhibition.

Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area covered in a regular course not currently being offered. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

Research

Research interests

  • Photographic Documentary, Shade Tobacco
  • Photographic Documentary, Red Spruce
  • Photographic Documentary, Ecuadorian Páramo
  • Photographic Documentary, Plant Identification Archives
  • Graphic Design, Book Design, Poster Design

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