Spring 2015 MSU Graphic Design BFA Senior Exhibit opens

April 24th, 2015 Comments Off on Spring 2015 MSU Graphic Design BFA Senior Exhibit opens


The Mississippi State University Graphic Design Senior BFA Portfolio Exhibit will be open to the public from Tues., April 28th through Fri., May 8th 2015 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

The title of this year’s show is “Offset.” The public is invited to a reception honoring 23 graduating seniors beginning at 5 p.m. on Tues., April 28th at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery. A wide array of portfolio work including: posters, illustration, packaging, editorial design, typography, advertising design, visual identity design, web design, video work, and self-promotional materials will be displayed throughout the week-long exhibit. In addition to physical displays of work, the students’ portfolio books will be available to view the night of the reception. Visit the “Offest” senior portfolio website www.offsetmsu.com for a preview.

In addition to viewing wonderful design, visitors to the reception will enjoy free coffee, food and refreshments provided by City Bagel.

To come up with their theme, the student designers drew from two different definitions of the word offset. One definition means to create an equal balance between two things, and the other references a specific style of printing through plate impressions. Drawing from both meanings, the students created an environment that showcases their individual styles and collective talent all the while giving those who attend a chance to create a little artwork of their own.

The Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the MSU Welcome Center next to Barnes and Noble. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Department of Art at 662.325.2970.

The MSU Graphic Design Program is in the MSU Department of Art within the College of Architecture, Art and Design. In August of 2009, the program was featured in an article and name one of HOW Magazine’s three design schools that “should be on your radar.” For more information, contact Professor Jamie Mixon, graphic design coordinator at 662.325.1904.

The MSU Graphic Design Program continues to mold its students into excellent designers and prepares them for life after college. This semester of students is truly exceptional, so come check out their excellent work!

Graduating BFA Graphic Design Seniors:

Dominique Belcher
Ocean Springs
“I love the Lord, I love design, and I love people.”

Lauren Blalock
Olive Branch
“I haven’t yet crowd surfed in a sea of concert goers, but I have traveled to many far away places and create a lot of design for both myself and others. My two sisters have my whole heart, and I find humor in almost everything, even in the most awkward encounters. Lastly, I’ve made it my life’s goal to be as creative as possible toward everything I endeavor, so check me out at laurenblalockdesigns.com.”

Rebecca Brannen
Memphis, TN
Aside from things graphic design, she enjoys making and listening to music, watching YouTube videos, reading good books and traveling.

Joseph Cain
“I am just a guy who is searching for purpose in his love for creating. Although usually through digital mediums, my love for learning embraces any new mode of creation.”

JD Cox
He’s a lot more than just a pretty face. He loves simple, thoughtful, purposeful design. He enjoys tacos, good conversation with nice people, motorcycles and his dog, Dempsey.

Patrick Finch
“I believe that imagination is a gift that is flourished by traveling.”

Trey Hardin
When he’s not busy with his pursuits as a coffee mastermind, Trey works to create clean, versatile design. His vibrant personality leads him to create – and often entertaining – pieces that reflect his demeanor.

Caleb Hunt
He likes drawing comics, superheroes and stuff.

Britney Johnson
Bay St. Louis
“They say if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. If that’s the case, I’m looking forward to a lifetime of obsessing over pixels, drinking more coffee than any normal person should, spending way too much time choosing a typeface and loving every single minute of it.”

Justin Ladner
Long Beach
Since attending MSU he has come to enjoy the many aspects of design as well as Bulldog baseball.

Sydney Lesniewski
Ocean Springs
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”

Kaitlyn Lincoln
“I keep my nails painted black and my bunny glowing white. I’m obsessed with collecting prints and posters, trying out new restaurants, and figuring out people’s life stories. I love sneaking outside food into movie theaters, going through old pictures and correcting everyone’s grammatical mistakes.”

Katelyn Napier
She has a passion for illustration and loves to travel and collect vinyl toys.

Tucker Napier
“Tucker loves hard-driving, straight-ahead bluegrass music, sweet biscuits baked golden-brown, outdoor adventures, and the occasional barrage of multisyllabic words!”

Anna Leigh Richards
Fayette, AL
Hand lettering, pugs and Mountain Dew help her get through her day.

Mickenzie Robbins
Tyler, TX
I like exploring big cities, hanging out with bunnies, and designing packaging.

Victoria Sharp
Memphis, TN
She has fervent love for design and all things artsy. She is entertained by satire, Internet humor and puns and is fascinated by space, science and technology. Skeptical by nature, you can often find her listening to Coast to Coast AM and various fringe podcasts.

Lilly Scheibelhut
Memphis, TN
“Graphic design and Harry Potter. What else do you need?”

Kimberlin Singletary
Crystal Springs
She likes cats, pizza, kayaking and finding inspiration in everything around me.

Stephanie Travis
She splendidly sires strong sill schemes.

Blair Toney
She’s an avid fashion lover who’s obsessed with elephants, the city and her little pup, Reese! She’s drawn to simple, clean design and digs awesome typography.

TJ Vaught
Pass Christian
“Life is better with improv.”

Maura Worch
Ocean Springs
She is always looking for a new place to travel and a good book to read. She loves Star Wars, dogs and the color yellow.

Read the story on MSU’s site.