Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

David B. Dixon

Committee Members

M. Wayne Dyer, Ralph D. Slatton


This thesis was written as a supporting paper for a graphic design exhibit for a Master of Fine Arts Degree. The focus of my design is the creation of successful pieces of expressive graphic design that defy many traditional or formal rules of design.

This thesis begins with a brief explanation of my methods and what I feel makes for good expressive design. These include a heavy reliance upon intuition, the necessity of traditional design education, historical and contemporary influences. I then characterize my motivations and methods of creating graphic design. Followed by the relation of my work to historical and contemporary influences. I conclude with a summary of the design work achieved in pursuit of this degree.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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