Graphic Design Students Make Posters of Hope

This week, Deanna Whelan’s Advanced Graphic Design students are making posters of hope — illustrating the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19.  

In this two-part assignment, students were presented a task by an imaginary client to create a graphic for the number of recoveries from COVID-19 on April 28th, 2020.  On the due date, May 6th, the students were told that the client suddenly changed the date from April 28th to May 6th – and to report the number of recoveries globally after 6 p.m.

To be successful, the students first had to conduct research from reputable sources and find accurate information. In the design of their posters, the students decorated the graphics with a cheerful color palette to emphasize the hopeful message.  They also had to learn the importance of having flexibility when working for a client who may make last-minute changes to an assignment.

“I was excited to give the students this assignment because I wanted them to have this real-world experience and also know the importance of research and asking questions when working with clients,” said Mrs. Whelan. “Plus, this was a positive way of showing them how to look at facts and reliable sources for what is going on in the world right now.”


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