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Graphic Design—Service Learning Projects 2013-2014


MKNeff Design blog highlights design education service learning projects by students at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. News and programs for Seton Arts Service Corps and the Sisters of Charity are found here as well.


Graphic Design—Service Learning Projects 2013-2014

Mary Kay Neff

My advanced graphic design class includes a service-learning project where students work on an actual design for a client. Through collaboration with Steven Gifford, Director of the Greensburg Community Development Corporation, my design students created logo designs for the Greensburg Farmers Market.

Logo designs by (l-r) Alicia Babines, Daniel Grushecky, Michael Nucci

The service learning project is valuable to students in a number of ways. The students are able to work with a client, one of the more difficult situations to recreate in the classroom setting. The students create design work as a service to the community that also has strong visual impact on the community—and in the process they learn about environmental design, page layout, and other real world design jobs.

Design is a highly individualized activity that requires the students to listen to the client’s requests, research imagery, and then make sketches. They continued to work with the client to refine their initial designs until the final concept is created with professional design software.

The students working on the environmental design project were pleased to have the opportunity to present their logos to the Greensburg Historic and Architectural Review Board, hear the boards comments, and see their design work in print and hanging in a public space.

Below are window designs from my Graphic Design III course in Spring 2013. The designs were printed and are now located in vacant buildings in downtown Greensburg.

Design by Brittany Allen and Molly Follmer

Design by Christopher DeMichiei and Jessica Adams

Instillation of the design by MaRissa Boros

Maggie Ozzello and Steven Gifford at the window design unveiling

Design by David (DJ) Beckage and Maggie Ozzello


Additional service learning projects included a devotional booklet for Seton Hill's Campus Ministry and flyers for the Seton Hill Social Work Conference.

Design by Alicia Babines

Design by Michael Nucci