Rochester Institute of Technology

Sarah Thearle

Sarah Thearle is a Lead Designer at Poyant Signs in Providence, RI. 

Sarah Thearle joined Poyant in 2005 and is now an award winning senior designer within their fast paced and exciting in-house design group. Sarah’s education, including her Bachelor of Fine Arts and minor in Literature at the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as her 10+ years of experience, have given her a strong understanding of environmental, branding and marketing design. She is always continuing to learn and is a member of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design.

Sarah Thearle is a Lead Designer at Poyant Signs in Providence, RI.
Poyant Signs
Providence, RI

Gillian Brunning

Gillian Brunning is a student at The Academy of Design at RCC Institute of Technology. She is scheduled to receive a Bachelor of Interior Design in 2017. Gillian previously eared a Project Management Certificate and a degree in Journalism, Print and Broadcast from Humber College. She is also a corporate communicator and construction project coordinator at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto.

Gillian Brunning, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Jim Parrillo

Jim Parrillo is an MFA Candidate in Interaction Design at Rochester Institute of Technology focusing on User Experience, interactive displays, physical computing, educational installations, projection mapping, motion graphics, branding and type design. My graduate thesis explores a modern re-creation of European Paleolithic cave art through an immersive and interactive exhibit.

Jim Parrillo
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, NY

Deborah Beardslee

Deborah Beardslee is a designer, artist and associate professor in the School of Design at RIT. Her teaching focuses on design process and methodology, verbal and visual concept development, systems thinking, experiential graphic design and cross-disciplinary problem solving and collaboration. Professor Beardslee taught at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Communication Arts and Design for two years prior to joining the faculty at RIT. Across her career she has worked and/or studied with Ben Day, Rob Carter, Meredith Davis, Phil Meggs, John DeMao and Victor Papanek.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

2018 Academic Summit Minneapolis - Deborah Beardslee - Graduated Skills

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Interjection / Integration: Devising Charrettes and Critiques for EGD Classrooms

Charrettes and critiques can be devised specifically for experiential graphic design course goals and assignments in order to inform design process and final project outcomes in particular and unanticipated ways. For the purposes of this paper, charrette refers to a planned, intensive and timed experience that is strategically directed toward the investigation and solution of a specific design goal or objective. The term critique implies a group dialogue, analysis or assessment of work during a particular phase of design process. Diverse approaches to these considerations are explored and illustrated within this paper.


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