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10th Anniversary Poster Project Designed by Stamps Alums

Ten thematic posters honoring ten years of positive initiatives and growth are on display in the Art & Architecture Building as part of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design naming. 

The anniversary poster project is the brainchild of Stamps Professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo. Nunoo-Quarcoo contacted his former students, asking them to contribute a poster design based on one of the themes of progress related to the Stamps School. 

Check out the creative, diverse approaches each alum used to create these ten unique designs that celebrate the Stamps School. 

Cody Cai, BA 17

Poster Theme: Technology

Growing up in California as a child of immigrants, Cody’s love for UX was inspired by his parents’ restaurant. Witnessing their love and resiliency when putting together creative, authentic dishes that delighted their customers profoundly influenced his skills around experimentation, craftsmanship, storytelling, and empathy. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, Cody began his career at IBM, where he learned about Enterprise Design Thinking. He is now a Product Designer working with tech enterprises like Twitch and Square.

Emily Schumer, BFA 17

Poster Theme: Interdisciplinary Studies

Emily Schumer is a multidisciplinary designer, artist, and visual thinker. Born, raised, and based in the Midwest, she explores typography and shape within physical spaces. Her professional experiences include working with brands big and small to create holistic solutions through brand identity, strategy, illustration, and mural design. Emily is currently a senior graphic designer for Make & Co., a boutique Chicago-based design studio.

Kate Raymond, BFA 18

Poster Theme: Sustainability

Katie Raymond is a visual storyteller. She preserves moments through photographs and communicates information through design. She enjoys spending time in large bodies of water (Lake Michigan, specifically), playing with vintage film cameras, taking walks around the neighborhood, and spending time with her miniature dachshund, Frankie, which creatively inspires her.

Hannah Nathans, BA 15

Poster Theme: Student Life

Hannah Nathans is a graphic designer based in New York, currently at the agency Aruliden. Her practice spans disciplines with a focus on branding, printed matter, and environmental design. She especially enjoys working with clients in art, music, design, education, technology, culture, and media. Organizations and publications have recognized her work, including the Art Directors Club, AIGA, SEGD, and the New York Times.

Audrey Stanton, BFA 15

Poster Theme: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Audrey Stanton is a designer and many other second and third things that make nice lists. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2015, she earned an MFA in Design Entrepreneurship from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Today, she strategizes and designs communications for clients ranging from local nonprofits to multinational corporations.

Beatriz Lozano, BFA 16

Poster Theme: Alumni Community

Beatriz Lozano is a design director at Sunday Afternoon and a faculty instructor at Parsons. Originally on the path to becoming a mechanical engineer, Beatriz shifted to graphic design as her involvement in immigrant rights activism exposed her to the power of visual communication. She is currently exploring how coding and motion can push the ways typography exists in our digital world.

Cheryl Burke, BFA 93

Poster Theme: Research

Cheryl Burke is a founding partner and the Design Director of Theory One Design. Her success as a creative professional is grounded in her eye for detail and an attuned sensitivity to the spatial aspects of design, whether digital, exhibit, or print. Previously, Cheryl served as Senior Designer for Cloud and Gehshan Associates in Philadelphia, where she specialized in environmental graphic design. She also served as Senior Designer at Main Street Design, a Cambridge-based exhibition design and planning firm, where she designed and managed complex signage, exhibition, and print projects.

Jesse Kidwell, BFA 10

Poster Theme: Detroit Partnerships

Jesse Kidwell designs environments, books, and identities. Previously, he was an associate partner at the design consultancy Pentagram. His work has received recognition from prominent professional organizations, including the Art Directors Club of New York (ADC), the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the Type Directors Club of New York (TDC), 50 Books (AIGA), and the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD). Jesse has held design positions at Pentagram, Two Twelve, Savitski Design, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (MOCAD). He received a BFA in Graphic Design from combined studies at the University of Michigan and the University of Reading, Department of Typography in Reading, UK.

Terence Harp, BFA 15

Poster Theme: International Experience

Terence Harp is a graphic designer who has worked with a number of major brands, including HBO, Nike, Jordan, Frito-Lay, Neutrogena, and Intel.

Ben English, BA 11

Poster Theme: Public Programs

Benjamin English designs books, etc. He lives in New York.