Date of Award

Spring 6-3-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Graphic Design

First Advisor

Lucinda Hitchcock

Second Advisor

Christopher Sleboda

Third Advisor

Ayham Ghraowi


“Searching for New Landscapes” ventures beyond familiar environments to explore new territories in graphic design.

By changing our environment and patterns, looking at things anew with a fresh perspective, and transforming the tools we use, we can spark new insights and catalyze evolution for growth.

This study proposes getting away from known environments and breaking existing habits by responding instinctively and rapidly to unexpected prompts.

The collected works and writing underpin the importance of thinking flexibly with a lighthearted “why not?” attitude and looking at things beyond existing definitions.

These methodologies are further applied to the action of teaching, to create spaces that empower students to push beyond the traditional boundaries of their discipline.

As a present continuous, “Searching for New Landscapes” keeps seeking ways to discover new horizons.


View exhibition online: Halim Lee, Searching for New Landscapes



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