Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Words From Three Years Ago
Cari Hume

Perspective is defined as “…a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.” One’s perspective is constantly manipulated through series of color, mood, medium, and atmosphere, and can be altered by any slight way of design and interaction. With this in mind, I’m taking a personal route in this exploration by connecting my own perspectives over the course of several years, and conveying them through design strategies to be interpreted and experienced by third parties. In addition to manipulating the experience for the reader, I’m pushing the boundaries of design rules. Specifically within book publishing, there comes a set of standard rules to follow: covers, bylines, folios, margins, and a sequence of order. I am breaking these rules to design not for typical mass-production, but for the atypical consumer, mainly to explore how readers comprehend the standard rules versus the disorder of the book-form. Each page is handcrafted, filled with intentional mistakes – I’m moving the folios, rearranging the order, offsetting margins, and keeping anonymity without a byline or typical cover. By doing this, I’m creating an atmosphere: one of chaos, disarray, intrigue—which forces the reader to become aware of the standardized rules we, as a society, have subconsciously accepted. Why do books need to be made within a guideline? Why is it easier to read that way? Why is it more acceptable? This concept is applicable to any medium or industry, and it’s the designer’s duty to push these boundaries to enhance or question societal rules.

Carolina Acosta

Carina Adijanto

Kathryn Adkins

Rosa Antonieta Andia Pastor

Che Ying Au

Nadia Bakst

Kevin Ballon

Tess Barber

Mercedes Beach

Trey Bedingfield

Evan Bender

Jan-Luca Berger

Liz Bergesch

Gabriel Berrios

Bianca Rose Bono

Zoe Sarah Bortz

Margot Bravi

Harlie Brindak

Stefania Brusatin

Shamma Buhazza

Daniela M. Casado

Edgar Castro

Dahye Chang

Alicia Chen

Jiayi Chen

Taylor Childers

Sanjana Chimnani

Yerang Choi

Caroline Chriss

Gregory Conte

Rafael Cordoboa

Gina Marie Costa

Karen-Cristina Cruz

Rachel Darmody

Amanda DeGiuseppe

Brittany DiPeri

Dariel Ben Dominguez

Phoebe Feng

Mark Foss

Lindsey Frazier

Anais Freitas

Amanda Goldstein

MaryAnn George

Camille Gervais

Sarah Gonzalez

Jessica Griscti

Anissa Hanley

Christa Herchek

Albert Hicks IV

Deja Holden

Mu-Ti Huang

Cari Hume

Zachary David Hurley

Anushae Hussain

Nicole Ignacio

Lama Kaddura

Sul Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

Hyerin Kim

Sunghoon Kim

Green Kim

Felicitas Kofler

Joan Koo

Hannah Kramer

Taiji Kuroda

Jasmine Lam

Alex Lardaro

Liberty Leben

Victoria Lee

Jayne Lee

Stephanie Leone

Crysta Leong

Sara Li

Liza Littlefield

Christopher Lucero

Huy Luong

Briana Lynch

Rachel Mak

David Marte

Nelle McDade

Kelly Merole

Marie Mhina

Riho Mineta

Regina Morgan-Muñoz

Ayla El-Moussa

Baki Mumkaya

Summer Myung

Caroline Newton

Sofia Oom

Adrian Ortega Pedraza

Rusbeny Pichardo

Maria Putri

Auriel Rickard

Nancy Rivera

Simone Roark

Emalis Robateau

Hussain Salahuddin

Benjamin Sands

Ariel Saura

Taleen Setrakian

Wren Sieber

Erinn Springer

Phuong Tran

Hilary Tunstall

Ujvala Abirami Vemparala

Gosbinda Vizarretea

Claudia von Hillebrandt

Marcus Washington Jr.

Jocelyn Wu

Jasmine Yacoub

Brenden Ying

Horin Yip

Christelle YuanYuan Zhang

Katie Zheng