Products by MICA's Graphic Design Students
Class partner: Etsy.com
In this interdisciplinary DIY class, students designed and made product collections reflecting their own inspirations and passions. The outcome was a range of fresh ideas, from laser-cut paper earrings depicting history's bad girls to perfectly bound personal note-maiking devices. Students also designed logos, brand identities and packaging for their products which were sold at MICA's Art Market, as well as online. Etsy.com, our partner, helped students launch online shops. A field trip to Etsy headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, gave us an exciting glimpse into the new digital economy that is reviving the handmade object.
This class is a research lab. At the end of the semester, a participatory fashion assignment asked students to conduct simple surveys with a group of people and use the outcomes to design style products. We used Spoonflower.com to print user-generated fabric, which students used to make bags, table runners and scarves. The results are featured in the 2011 book, Participate: Designing with User-Generated Content, by Stojmirovic and Armstrong.
Fashion Graphics Fall 2010
MICA - Maryland Institute College of Art :: Faculty, Zvezdana Stojmirovic :: Graduate Teaching Intern, Jenny Kutnow. Special Thanks: MICA Graphic Design Department; MICA Office of Research. Website designed by Zvezdana Stojmirovic. Fashion Graphics logo designed by Zvezdana Stojmirovic with Wesley Stuckey.