Design and Beyond

Bennett-Begaye, Taylor and Booth, Paul (2016) Design and Beyond. [Abstract]

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Upon entering Fort Lewis College, I spent previous semesters knowing I wanted to purse a career of spreading the word and planning events. Through extensive research I found my passion: graphic design. Design is the most unique powerful form of communication worldwide. A form of communication with the ability to link or change the client and intended audiences’ perspective in the simplest way using images, words, graphics, typography, color, and styles. Together it creates the perfect. Design also empowers people. It engages audience to a point where they want to make that change in their community. An excellent design will make someone stop in their tracks and be part of something bigger than themselves. I want to contribute. I want to change a life. I want to change my life. Design holds a place in film, photography, drawing, building websites, and animation. Design gives me the chance to be more marketable because today, jobs in technology are skyrocketing and the more experience and skills an individual has with technology, the better off that person will be. I pursued film by obtaining the year-long Full Circle Fellowship with Sundance Institute, where I will be learning more about Production Design. To add to my marketability, I applied my sociocultural anthropology minor to study abroad adventure in Viterbo, Italy. Living in a foreign country for a semester and immersing myself into many European cultures had a lasting impact on me, especially my views as an artist. Graphic design is my own research that made me realize I can connect, inspire, persuade, and educate the world by breaking down problems to find the most understandable solutions. This deeper insight on the design world, current world events, and my Navajo culture led to my work over the years at San Juan Reproduction, Survival of the First Voices Festival, studying abroad, and the Sundance Institute.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Uncontrolled Keywords: design, graphic design, communication design, communication
Subjects: Undergrad Research Symposium > Art and Design
Undergrad Research Symposium
Depositing User: Taylor Bennett-Begaye
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 11:45
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 11:45

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