Student Designs Grace Senior and Fashion Show Invitations

For Immediate Release
April 6, 2010

(Philadelphia, PA) Graphic design seniors Alyssa Hamilton and Lindsay M. Deisher designed the invitation packages for Moore's Senior Show and Spring Fashion Show respectively. The students were mentored by Graphic Design Professor Gigi McGee.

"These annual projects provide a great opportunity for graphic design students to develop a printed piece," says Happy Fernandez, President of Moore College of Art & Design. "Working with Gigi McGee and our Communications Department gives them a practical exercise and access to production skills. What better way to deliver on Moore's promise to to educate artists and designers for careers in the visual arts."

Hamilton who is from Hopatcong, NJ, used hand-drawn typography and illustrations for the Senior Show invitation.

"My inspiration was graphic designer Saul Bass's posters and film title sequences, including the Man With the Golden Arm and Vertigo," explains Hamilton. She looked to the television series Mad Men for her color palette.

Deisher, from Garnet Valley, PA, was inspired by the fashions of the late 60's and early 70's for this year's Fashion Show invitation and its Kaleidoscopic theme. She used Illustrator and InDesign to complete the invitation artwork, which includes an original illustration she developed from a piece of fabric that she had researched from the period.

Hamilton and Deisher both completed required internships last summer as part of their major. Hamilton did her junior year internship with Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. a sports clothing company in Center City. Deisher completed two internships, one with O'Neill Properties Group in King of Prussia, PA and another with Comcast Interactive Media. She currently works part-time as a graphic designer with the Archer Group in Wilmington, DE.

Hamilton and Deisher, who graduate in May, have already started looking for full time work with local design firms. in addition to finding their first full-time design jobs with an awesome design firm, Hamilton hopes to take some vacation. Deisher wants to "continue writing and binding artists books and take some time to pain and relax with a good book."

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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

April 1, 2010
Graphic design seniors Alyssa Hamilton and Lindsay M. Deisher designed the invitation packages for Moore's Senior Show and Spring Fashion Show respectively. The students were mentored by Graphic Design Professor Gigi McGee.

Published on April 6th, 2010