Virginia Commonwealth University

Colleen Connolly

Colleen Connolly is a graphic designer and current Fulbright Scholar in Taipei, Taiwan. She received a Fulbright Arts Research Grant after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 2020.

Colleen Connolly
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington DC

Christopher Hibben

Christopher Hibben has over 20 years of experience as a graphic designer, design manager and creative team member. He loves to bring innovative solutions to challenging design problems. Hibben’s focus has been on marketing materials, identity, branding and logo design, packaging, and exhibition design.

Christopher Hibben specializes in creative solutions for packaging design, exhibition design and marketing support for non-profits, corporations and individuals.

Christopher Hibben
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, Virginia Area

Rose Buoni

Rose Buoni is a freelance graphic designer located in Columbus, Ohio. Rose has worked as a marketer and graphic designer in the A/E/C industry since receiving her B.A. at The Ohio State University. She is working on a Post-Baccalaureate Year of Study, Graphic Design at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.

Rose Buoni, proposal writer, Burgess and Niple, Columbus, Ohio
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond

Colleen Connolly Receives Fulbright Grant to Taiwan to Research Multilingual Museum Design

Colleen Connolly Receives Fulbright Grant to Taiwan to Research Multilingual Museum Design

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Colleen Connolly, recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s graphic design program, believes that museums can educate and serve more diverse audiences by providing multilingual exhibits, signage, and resources. She was awarded a Fulbright Arts Research Grant to explore bilingual (Chinese/English) signage and exhibitions in Taiwanese museums and tourist sites. Taiwan has declared that it will achieve its goal of being a completely bilingual country by 2030, necessitating nationwide conversations on how providing bilingual design can create more accessible spaces for people of different cultural and language backgrounds.

Get Back to What Matters

Merit Award 2015
Get Back to What Matters

Get Back to What Matters was an outcome of Cassie Hester’s thesis research for her MFA in Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The semantic elements of Get Back to What Matters evoke a simpler time, when drawing and being creative was a source of delight. Placed in the high-stress environment of the university’s design department in the midst of the last few weeks of the semester, the fleeting crayon installation was a reminder to students to get back to what matters: making with your hands, interacting with others, and exercising your imagination.

Cassie Hester

Please Touch

Honor Award
Please Touch, Virginia Commonwealth University, Elizabeth Hiller

For her graduate thesis, the student explored the use of texture as a medium to deliver a visual message. By emphasizing that vision exists as a result of the imagination rather than as a result of functioning eyes, the intent of this project was to challenge the discipline of visual communications to include the blind community. The author demonstrates to visual communicators that the use of texture and the sense of touch improve the process of seeing, both for the blind and the sighted.

Elizabeth Hiller

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