Request Line: (870) 277-1080 [email protected]
Text Your Gift to KLEK1 to 44-321 LEARN MORE

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Graphic Design Senior Show Website Features Projects

May 18, 2020


JONESBORO – Senior graphic design students who are finishing their “Professional Practice for Design” and “Portfolio Capstone” courses at Arkansas State University are showcasing their work online for a virtual version of the annual “Branded” show, now at

The work shown is the culmination of each student’s production from these courses. Though both classes went online at midterms, students still completed every item of work usually required. The only exception was printed materials – other than business cards – because of the pandemic.

The two courses, which are offered in the final year of study, represent the culmination of a design student’s work at A-State.  Each student in these courses is completing either a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design with digital design emphasis.

“Branded” shows have occurred annually for the past nine years, showcasing each student’s development of his or her brand and its implementation with all aspects of the job search process and professional practice. The 2019 show was the first to also contain portfolio work from the newly revised course. This event was very successful and was scheduled to return this year to Fowler Center, but it was one of the victims of the pandemic.

“The site is even more detailed than past years, with links to the huge amount of work completed by this impressive bunch of designers who created amazing work under demanding conditions,” stated Nikki Arnell, associate professor of graphic design.

Participating students are Sabrina Sturtevant of Buffalo, Mo., Kailey McQuay of Brookland, Amanda Davis of Wynne, Richard Crossno of Kennett, Mo., Jodie Kelso of Forrest City, Lourdes Hernandez of Huntington Beach, Calif., Khansa Alodhaib of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tyler Lee of Paragould, Laney Gilliam of Little Rock, Cody Crittenden of Piggott, Katelyn Leonard of Corning, Drake French of O’Kean, Calley Dunnihoo of West Plains, Mo., Daniel Greene of Jonesboro, Joshua Kruse of Mountain Home, and Joy Pelton of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Both the and the associated “Designers” page are now live. For the support of this hard-working group, the Department of Art + Design hopes interested individuals will go online and explore these students’ work as they near completion of their degrees, Arnell added.

The Department of Art + Design offers courses in studio art, graphic and digital design, art history, and art education. The department strives to make the arts more approachable and accessible to everyone in the community it serves.

For more details, one may contact Arnell through the Department of Art + Design, (870) 972-3050 or [email protected].

# # #

Original article source: | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Related Articles

Chancellor Damphousse Appointed to NCAA Board of Governors

Chancellor Damphousse Appointed to NCAA Board of Governors 12/02/2021 JONESBORO — Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse has been appointed to the NCAA Board of Governors. The highly prestigious appointment to the Read more

A-State Registers Strong Start To Indoor Season At Pitt State

Story Links Results (PDF) PITTSBURG, Kan. (12/4/21) – Young talent shined Friday and Saturday in Arkansas State track and field's season opener at the Crimson and Gold Invitational. On Friday, Read more

Four A-State Players in Double-Figures in 95-82 Win Over UCA

Next Game: at Arkansas - Pine Bluff 12/8/2021 | 7:00 PM 107.9 KFIN  JONESBORO, Ark. (12/4/21) – The Arkansas State men's basketball team had a season-high four players score in Read more

ASU System Trustees Honor Windgate Foundation for Largest Gift in A-State History

12/03/2021 LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees today voted to accept a $25 million challenge gift from the Windgate Foundation – the largest donation to Read more


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Pin It on Pinterest