Katie Mancher

graphic designer +

First Year Juried Show  

Branding, Exhibition, Publication design

These designs were created for Maryland Institute College of Art's annual First Year Juried Show, a curated exhibition of works by MFA students created in their first year. I worked with curator Amanda Jirón-Murphy of the Hamiltonian gallery in Washington D.C. to develop a concept and designs for the title wall, catalog, and other promotional pieces.

title wall

The nine artists in the show came from diverse backgrounds, work in a range of media, and each have a unique perspective. We therefore decided to use the catalog as an opportunity to introduce these artists to visitors by including short bios but also a Proustian personality questionnaire and an appendix of images that inspired each artist. I chose a color to represent each artist, based on photos they provided, which became a recurring graphic element through each design.

animated invite poster

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