WWU graphic design students gain real world experience

Coloring books have always been a fun activity for children.
Now William Woods University graphic design students have created one featuring
their campus.

Students enrolled in the Real World Design Studio class work
on projects in the community for actual clients. One of this year’s clients was
the campus Logo Store.
 
Gwynne LaRue, WWU Logo Store manager, asked the class to
create a campus-oriented coloring book she could sell in the store.
 
Amanda Seitter of Peculiar, Mo., a May graphic design graduate,
was project leader for the coloring book. She researched publishers, planned
the layout, and then sought out other WWU art students to contribute their
artwork to the project.
 
“I was happy to produce it for Gwynne in the Logo Store
because it was something she had always wanted to have done,” Seitter said.

“I
couldn’t have done it without the help from fellow art students, and I
appreciate them so much. I hope it turns out great and that it will be a cool
little book for children visiting WWU. I’m looking forward to seeing the
published version.”

 
The front and back covers of the book were designed by
Seitter. Contributing artists were Amanda Almich of Granby, Mo.; Erica Begley
of Hannibal, Mo.; Kate Rademan of Jefferson City, Mo.; Katie Dewey of
Louisiana, Mo.; and Jamie Lanagan of McKinney, Texas.
 
The coloring book is being printed by Really Big Coloring
Books, Inc. of St. Louis, Mo. It is hoped the book will be in the WWU
Logo Store for purchase by fall 2012.