BGSU offers students and recent grads from any area university the opportunity to take part in an Annual Graphic Design Portfolio Review event featuring guest speakers, breakout sessions, and excellent opportunities to meet like minded creatives.
I was selected to take the helm for an Independent Study during Sophomore level classes with Mentorship by Graphic Design faculty member Jenn Stucker.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Joshua Davis, an award-winning generative artist exploring the boundaries of art and technology through software and hardware manipulation.
Proof was an apt title as it referenced a multitude of underlying themes. As designers we are faced with proofs daily, while in a review context our work serves a precursor to our professional lives, proof of our own validity and intentions. Ultimately, I also hoped to bring together enough creative minds to also create literal proof; a one time only site specific experience or moment which allowed us to provide experiential, if intangible, proof of our event in a way which could only have been arrived at as the sum of the parts involved.
I began exploring process, thinking generally in textures and building blocks. The concept of Proof ultimately dealt with the unfinished idea, an evaluative stage. I wanted the work to reflect that first moment in ideation when anything is possible, when our atoms start communicating, our mind begins making associations, and our instincts begin informing our process.