Reflecting the creative spirit and entrepreneurship of MICA’s students and graduates, our graphic identity for the Center uses a flexible visual system that lends itself to multiple logos and a wide range of applications.
Originating from a simple dot (in reference to the MICA identity), a dynamic line follows a unique path, representing students’ journey and the connections made along the way.
The purposeful path of an artist
We created a set of icons made of the dot, line, and arrow that relate to the programming and resources of the Career Development office. These are used in materials for dozens of events every year and new ones can be created as their needs evolve.
Reviving a gray corridor
Visitors often had trouble finding the Center, so we made the door impossible to miss. We enlivened the drab stairwell with a big, bright supergraphics that lead visitors up to the Career Center. Each oversized dot contains career advice collected from MICA students and alumni.
The year our graphics were installed, drop-in appointments more than doubled. 86% more alumni visited the Center and 95% of seniors were engaged in some way.
Laying a foundation
We knew most of the Center’s materials would be made in-house by design students so we created this Art Direction flow chart to accompany the graphic elements package. It’s a useful tool that has helped keep the look consistent even as designers change.