• Art Institute

  • Intermediate Layout
  • Intermediate Web
  • Fundamentals of Web
  • User Research
  • Interface Design
  • Information Arch.
  • Type Hierarchy
  • Type Expressive
  • Art Direction
  • Corporate Identity
  • Design Team
  • Advanced Layout
  • Design Capstone
  • UNT

  • Design Principles
  • Design Thinking
  • Team Creativity
  • Project Mgmt Lab
  • SMU

  • Sp2022 Spacee
  • Fa2021 Cariloop
  • Su2021 Garland PD
  • Sp2021 Spacee
  • Wi2020 SmoothApps
  • SMU UX Portfolio
  • Art Institute
    & TCU

  • Type III
  • Packaging
  • Art Direction
  • Environmental Design
  • Digital Grids
  • Design Capstone

    For this class students are challenged with researching the universal themes behind three randomly chosen classic movies. The initial process starts with the generation of dozens of thumbnails for concepts without the computer before re-interpreting these classic movies through expressive type.
    The common theme is for students to use thumbnail layouts and research to break through the expected and reach the inspired.


    Juan Gonzalez: Cabaret


    Jason Hayth: Rocky


    Edward Sanchez: Rocky

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Denilson Sibrian: The 6th Sense

    Apocalypse Now

    Lexus Walmon: Apocalypse Now

    Blade Runner

    Darius Miller: Blade Runner

    Pulp Fiction

    Lani George: Pulp Fiction


    Brian Montero: Titanic

    On the Waterfront

    Kuang Tang: On the Waterfront

    The Fellowship of the Ring

    Tristan Seay : The Fellowship of the Ring

    Easy Rider

    Kirkland Shun: Easy Rider


    Scott Niese: Sunrise

    Taxi Driver

    Hannah Murray : Taxi Driver

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    Emma Lubbeck: To Kill A Mockingbird

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest

    Angela Longoria: One Flew Over...


    Grant Fry: Psycho

    Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

    Janie Bugh: Butch Cassidy


    Camisha Kelley : Unforgiven

    JDr. Strangelove

    Dannielle Pendarvis: Dr. Strangelove

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    Hayley Eubanks: To Kill A Mockingbird

    Midnight Cowboy

    Kristie Kincaid : Midnight Cowboy

    Cool Hand Luke

    Dustin Morse: King Kong

    Cool Hand Luke

    Carolina Cravens : Cool Hand Luke

    Manchurian Candidate

    Ana Fernandez: Manchurian Candidate

    Paths of Glory

    Trever Hicks: Paths of Glory

    High Noon

    Rita Bedell: High Noon


    Sketchbooks are an important part of the ideation and exploration process. Students are challenged to find two dozen inspirational images each week as they are working on research, 40 sketches weekly and concepts for their posters.

    Gonzalez: Sketchbook

    Juan Arteaga

    Arteaga: Sketchbook

    Zelly Arteaga

    Butler: Sketchbook

    Felicia Butler

    Longoria: Sketchbook

    Barbara Longoria

    Tang: Sketchbook

    Kuang Tang

    Murray: Sketchbook

    Hannah Murray

    Shun: Sketchbook

    Kirkland Shun

    Fry: Sketchbook

    Grant Fry

    3D TYPE

    The first one-week mini-project creates 3-dimensional type for the assigned letterforms of a famous designer's quote. Students them back the following week to be voted on by the class to be added together as a single group project. This assignment was inspired Marion Batille's Book: ABC 3D.

    Winter 2019 Type Exp. students

    Individual letterforms

    Winter 2019 Type Exp. students

    Final assembled phrase


    The second one week mini-project creates a word using a minimum of 3 letters. Students sketch out letterforms using a 7x7 grid paper and use a template of 2" circles provided by the instructor. This was originally created by Ellen Lupton and is in her book Graphic Design: The New Basics.

    Winter 2019 Type Exp. students

    Janie Bugh-Owens

    Emma Lubbeck - Fun

    Emma Lubbeck

    Grant Fry - cake

    Grant Fry

    Emma Lubbeck - Fun

    Lo Yancey