Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2020

Esra Gumrukculer
Nommo

Coastal ecosystems are crucial for our wellbeing. They provide fisheries, livelihood, and erosion protection. They consume more CO2 than forests and they are a core element for the pharmaceutical industry. Their benefits are countless. However, they are fragile, and human activities such as habitat destruction, over-harvesting, and pollution are eroding them away. Nommo is an education service, created to avert these negative human impacts on fragile coastal ecosystems. Nommo’s service is tailored for families and children with an insightful, and encouraging voice through signage, storybooks and activity books. Signage of Nommo is designed to create accessible communication across the barriers of culture and language. It consists of a set of signs projecting right and wrong behaviors on coastal environments, as a guidance tool. A Whale Set Sail is a storybook for engaging families and their 3-6 year olds in topics of importance such as marine pollution, and human impacts on environment. The storyline implements the impact of humans onto a whale, drawing parallels, in order for kids to have an easier conversation on the topic. Promising Stories From A Changing World is both a storybook and an activity book, telling inspiring stories about environmental conservation and encouraging 6–12 year olds to create their unique stories about the protection of coastlines. Each piece has a unique approach, and through them, Nommo intends to create an insightful, motivated and active community around the threatened coastal ecosystems. Nommo believes in the power of collaboration and educates families and children to guard the future of our world.

Yehia Abouseif

Nia Acosta

Kamal Adisa

Sakshi Agarwal

Sejal Aggarwal

Lily Saeli

K.C. Amable

Sulamita Javier Balanutsa

Emily Baro

Emily Bergerson

Xiujie Bi

Sonja Briney

Kayla Van der Byl

Dahee Byun

Kimberly Chan

Krish Chandiramani

Militza A. Rodríguez Charr

Julie Yu Chen

Xingman Cheng

Habin Cheong

Kristen Chik

Paloma Corrigan

Misha Dhanoolal

Vicky Fan

Vincent Garcia

Cyril Gordon

Yangchen Maya Gruben

Maria Guardazzi

Gideon Gulko

Esra Gumrukculer

Aanya Gupta

Arani Halder

Bobby Hill

Jinghan Hu

Olivia Hunter

Sejung Hwang

Geddes Alexander II

Jyudeh Maximilian Russ Jarrett

Madison Jennings

Won Kyung Jung

Inga Kan

Suji Kang

Ayse Yaren Kaya

Prithi Khalique

Shanjida Kibria

Celine Kim

Seowon Kim

Suah Kim

Youjong Kim

Rasheka Krishan

Eli Lederberg

Grace Ledoux

Alicia Lee

Hyunseo Suzy Lee

Natashia Lee

Rachel J. Lee

Yoo An Lee

Tiffany Leung

Emily Li

Sinong Li

Qiyao Lin

Jiayi Liu

Sichao Liu

Morella Tovar M

Ares Maia

Sophia Marinelli

Julia McGillicuddy

Sanika Mehta

Eleni Mentis

Anthony Muchai Muiruri

Daniel Mullins

Meredith Nelson

Ruowen Niu

Catalina O'Connor

Hyun sun Ohm

Carolyn Olaguivel

Lorna Oppenheim

Kyle Palma

Anastasia Contos Papakonstantinou

Brendon Park

Jimin Park

LeeJun Park

Sanha Park

Tommy Park

Tunchanok Patana-anake

Sean Phan

Delaney Poitras

Vincent Privitera

Jhoenny Ramirez

Taylor Sade Raschillo

Zhen (Yoomi) Ren

Elizabeth Richards

Rachel Rudolph

Leoder Sanchez

Maria Sanchez

Simon Sciacovelli

Shreya Shah

Seth Sharbono

Cindy Shi

Mimi Shih

Avni Shivkumar

Arunima Sinha

Shivam Sinha

Jason Decker Sloves

Bailey Storms

Tingyu Su

Yuchen Su

Kelt Tobunluepop

Kiana Toossi

Shivani Toshniwal

Jeanette Tran

Valerie Trisnadi

Yi-Chieh Tsai

Manasi Vashi

Emil Waldron

Isabella Wang

Jingyi Wang

Yuzheng Wang

Sophie Westfall

Ellie Wolfond

Jiapei Wu

Andy Yang

Xinchen Zhang

Yujing Zhang

Evelin Susan Fung Zhong

Evgeniya Zykova