Senior Thesis Opens Doors for Moore Alum

Brittany Morris ’13 is happy that her senior thesis project opened so many doors.

The graphic design alum landed a job after graduation and was a semi-finalist for the 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Her work involves a series of posters representing vintage European travel created for her senior show exhibition.

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards celebrate student and faculty achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition - which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software - honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world's top institutions of higher education.

“It’s actually pretty amazing and exciting,” Morris said. “It’s great because it has to do with my senior thesis at Moore, one of the more recent projects that I worked on. I feel like that work best describes the work that I do. What I entered is graphic design and illustration at the same time.”

The posters were inspired by Morris’ trip to London two years ago through Moore’s study abroad program. Each of the four posters represents a European city – London, Paris, Venice and Heidelberg, Germany.

“I chose four cities that were contrasting to each other, so they look like a set but they are still very different,” she said.

While she waits to learn if she is a finalist for the award, Morris is freelancing at Paragraph, Inc., a branding agency in Philadelphia. She works on brand concepts and development. Recently, she handled the branding, mural and menu design for Shifty’s Taco, a new restaurant opening next month in Brewerytown. On the weekends, she teaches fine art classes at Repenning Fine Arts in her hometown of Audubon, NJ.

“I really enjoy working for Paragraph,” Morris said. “My experiences at Moore have helped tremendously in finding a job, winning awards and creating some great work.”

She credits The Career Center at Moore for helping to prepare her for the real world, through internship preparation, interviewing workshops and help with her resume. The graphic design department also helps students with their resumes and portfolios through an Internship Prep class and a Professional Practices in Graphic Design class.

“At Moore, we had to have an online portfolio ready, our resumes had to be tweaked and we had to have a quality website and business cards too,” she said. “When I went out to apply for jobs it was much easier because all of that was already in order.”

Published on July 31st, 2013