Graphic Design students plan Instagram takeover for May 8

BFA students in the Graphic Design program will be showcasing their senior projects on Instagram this Friday, with a series of 31 posts on the @npzdesign account featuring thesis work with a wide range of focuses.

“My Plan,” by Amy Zheng ’20 (Graphic Design)

The annual graphic design exhibition puts the spotlight on students who have spent years honing visual communication skills to inform and engage viewers. This year’s class drew inspiration from timely subjects including plastic waste, voting, opioid addiction, healthy eating, blood donation and literacy, as well as recreational topics like community building at concerts and board game design.

Graphic Design students and faculty worked quickly to come up with a way for them to present their work digitally, and came up with the concept of an Instagram takeover as the easiest way for friends and peers to experience their creativity.

“I am so proud of these students for creating a virtual exhibition that celebrates all of their hard work this year,” said Associate Professor Amy Papaelias.

Click here to follow the @npzdesign account, and use the #npgdthesis2020 tag beginning May 8 to see the complete graphic design thesis exhibition.

“Elections Rebranded,” by Luke Barnell ’20 (Graphic Design)

Learn more online about graphic design at SUNY New Paltz.