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.
Mary Kay Neff's graphic design class participated in a service learning project for the Greensburg Community Development Corporation (GCDC). The goal of the project was to attract a business owner to rent or purchase a vacant building in the Greensburg business district. All students listed to the goals for the graphic design project, brainstormed ideas, and created designs that were presented to the Director of GCDC. After consideration and consultation with the current building owner, Shelby Kyllo's design was chosen to be installed in the vacant building.
Success! Shelby's design work helped to attracted the attention of a business owner who will soon occupy the building.
Graphic design majors presented their design ideas to Steve Gifford and the owners of Oliver's Pourhouse in Greensburg. Students are working on window graphics to enrich the environment. Lots of helpful suggestions and ideas were shared during the discussions. The students are now working on brining their design concepts to life.
Seton Hill University Graphic Design Majors work with Greensburg Community Development Corporation on community projects
My graphic design students created designs for the Greensburg community as part of graphic design coursework. They worked with Steve Gifford, Director of GCDC on banner designs to identify the Presidential Plan section of Greensburg. A number of colorful and creative designs were presented for consideration.
In my independent study course, MaRissa Boros designed banners for Greensburg, Pennsylvania that are hung in the city's shopping and cultural district. Marissa worked with me and Steven Gifford, Director of Greensburg Community Development Corporation, and designed a series of banners that display the nature of the districts they represent. Below are a few of the designs she created.