Spencer Ladd

Professor

Art & Design

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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

Forum for exploring contemporary art and design issues and learning from peers about developments in various art fields. Representative critical writings are discussed.

Career options and internship preparation. Presentations from working professionals, exploring skills needed for different design professions. Students reflect on the role of designers in society, discuss various graphic design career options, improve business communication skills, and learn about business ethics. This seminar helps students prepare for future studies, internships, and employment opportunities.

Career options and internship preparation. Presentations from working professionals, exploring skills needed for different design professions. Students reflect on the role of designers in society, discuss various graphic design career options, improve business communication skills, and learn about business ethics. This seminar helps students prepare for future studies, internships, and employment opportunities.

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.

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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