Fawick Gallery Holds Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

The Fawick Gallery held an exhibition for senior graphic design majors from Feb 4-11 to showcase the work they produced while at Baldwin Wallace.  

The show, themed ‘Ascend,’ showcased 11 seniors in the program. Unlike last year when pandemic restrictions forced a closed exhibition, the exhibition was open to staff, students, and the community.  

According to Erica Lull, digital media design program coordinator, the exhibition is an opportunity for the community to understand graphic design better as a form of art and marketing.  

“A lot of people don’t understand what it takes to create a logo, a piece of packaging, or a brochure,” Lull said. “It’s not just about understanding software; there is a lot that goes into the foundational work such as design elements and principles and understanding technical and legal situations.”  

Senior graphic design major Sierra Nelson said she appreciates and is encouraged by the community support for the event.  

“These designs do take a lot of research and a lot of time before we actually make them,” Nelson said. “It’s always nice for people to see our final products and how long the process took to get to the final completed design.”  

The students presented a portfolio of the work they created during their time at BW. Some of the items showcased included logos, brochures, packaging designs, and website designs.  

“Each one of those items has its own unique purpose,” Lull said. “It’s like a body of work that they have completed since they have been in the program and what they will use to go and interview for a job.”  

Lull said the exhibition is a practical way for students to strengthen skills that will benefit them in the workforce.  

“This also gives students that are participating in the exhibition experience talking about their work with others,” Lull said. “It allows students to practice that skill because they will be using that skill when they interview for a job or when they talk to clients and have to explain their work.”