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2016 LSU Graphic Design Project
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The LSU School of Art’s Department of Graphic Design, in conjunction with LANO, is seeking nonprofit partners in the Greater Baton Rouge area for senior level service learning projects. These projects will be a part of each senior’s graphic design portfolio and will involve developing comprehensive branding and design portfolio for each selected nonprofit organization. Groups of 4-6 students will be paired with a nonprofit organization to develop a comprehensive brand, including the development of a trademark and implementation of this across multiple applications, for example: corporate manuals, packaging, signage, brochures, web sites, social media, mobile applications, and advertisements, depending on the organization’s needs.


By taking part in this service-learning course these LSU students become active participants and social innovators in their community. Nonprofit organizations serve as progressive and receptive sites for student’s to experiment with new and creative ideas and approaches. This project is intended to aide in building relationships between designers and organizations, creating a community that will continue to work together on future initiatives-positively impacting the lives of those in their cities, parishes and state.


The Graphic Design faculty partnered with the Baton Rouge Mayor’s Office of Community Engagement beginning in 2012 and has grown to include these additional organizations: Student Alliance Council, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge, Where Y’Art, FitLot, Love Our Baton Rouge Mayor’s Office Community Summer Youth Employment Program, The ARC Baton Rouge, Mayfair Lab School/PTA Group, Girls On the Run and Louisiana Technology Council.


The LSU School of Art’s graphic design programs are among the largest and most comprehensive in the region. The dedicated and exceptional graphic design faculty together with professionals who offer instruction at the intermediate and advanced levels, prepare students to become visual communicators, critical thinkers, and creative problem solvers. Wherever words and images are used to present information or attract attention—in print, on websites, at a retail store or business office, in multimedia and multidisciplinary projects—today’s graphic designers are challenged to be masters of a complex cluster of aesthetic, conceptual, technological, social, strategic, and presentation skills. The graphic design curriculum prepares students to meet these challenges through a broad range of experiences in the development of work in typography, print and editorial design, information design, digital imaging, packaging, environmental design, identity design, and branding.


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