Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Graphic Designers today must operate independently of specific tools and media. Modes of production are democratized, and so it is in the ways we choose to operate within these modes that define the value of the field. Practice Makes Practice is a response to this condition, refocusing attention from the products of design as endpoints of process to visual evidence of persistent questioning by the designer.
Through my work I question roles and media, enfolding audience, client, and collaborators into my process. My practice is improvisational, quick, and performative in its response to the specifics of site and circumstance. Through constructing temporary conditions for design, I reformat the everyday and produce in real-time.
My thesis traces a trajectory of work demonstrating consistent methods over a wide range of academic and applied projects. I work intuitively to couple learning and making, and through continuous production enact a practice that persists at any scale.
Melcher, Gabriel, "Practice makes practice" (2016). Masters Theses. 55.
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