23 Creative Design Ideas from the Education Industry

Those of us at HOW will always raise our glasses to the educators of the world—those courageous individuals bringing passion to the classroom and changing lives in the process. But today, we want to recognize some other underappreciated superheroes in the education sector: the in-house designers. The creatives behind the materials that help ensure there are places in which knowledge can be shared, educators to share it and students ready to learn.

In celebration of in-house designers in the education sector, here we feature 23 projects that have been recognized in our Awards over the past few years. Those of you leading or working on in-house design teams in the education industry—we hope you’ll soak up some inspiration from these award-winning projects and consider entering your own team’s best work.

23 Creative Design Ideas in the Education Sector

1.  Kutztown University Senior Portfolio Review

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COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Kutztown University
CREATIVE TEAM Jamie Basile and Denise Bosler
LOCATION Branchburg, New Jersey


2. Be Creative Campaign

creative design ideas from Full Sail University, Merit winner in HOW's 2016 In-House Design Awards, representing some of the best graphic design happening in corporations & organizations today  


COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Full Sail University, Platinum Creative, Winter Park, FL; www.fullsail.edu
DETAILS The “Be Creative” campaign tells the stories of how people express their creativity and reveals how Full Sail University is a community that empowers originality and innovation.


3. Boston University Annual Report (2015)

creative design ideas from Boston University, Merit winner in HOW's 2016 In-House Design Awards, representing some of the best graphic design happening in corporations & organizations today   


COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Boston University, www.bu.edu/marcom
CREATIVE TEAM Doug Gould, Lee Caulfield, Caleb Daniloff, Ken Lewis, Janice Checchio, Chalres Alfier, Maureen Moran, the interactive team, Bruce Peterson, Mark Fleming, Scott Nobles
DETAILS The goal of the annual report was to demonstrate the tenacity of Boston University’s researchers despite less research dollars being available to all universities, including BU.


4. Capital Campaign Brochure

creative design ideas from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Merit winner in HOW's 2016 In-House Design Awards, representing some of the best graphic design happening in corporations & organizations today


COMPANY/ORGANIZATION School of the Art Institute of Chicago, www.saic.edu
CREATIVE TEAM David Collins, Travis Saunders, Sophia Brown
DETAILS This visually and tactilely engaging brochure includes a semi-transparent front pocket for story cards featuring the work of alumni, students and faculty members who benefit from donations.


5. Evening of Exploration


COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Wheaton Academy, Chicago; www.wheatonacademy.org
CREATIVE TEAM Nikki Daniels, Megan Cochrum, Jim Holtrop, Catherine Tilly, Deb Anderson, Joey McKenna, Matt Hockett, Dan Nicholas
DETAILS The objective was to create a unique event that casts vision for equipping students to be active participants in the broader narrative of scientific exploration and discovery, and raise funds for Wheaton Academy’s new science facility.


6. Graphic Design and Designing Green Poster (2015)

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COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Auburn University School of Industrial + Graphic Design
CREATIVE TEAM
 Courtney Windham
LOCATION Auburn, Alabama


7. League of the Constant & True

 Work from Wake Forest University, Merit winner in HOW's 2016 In-House Design Awards, representing some of the best graphic design happening in corporations & organizations today   

 Work from Wake Forest University, Merit winner in HOW's 2016 In-House Design Awards, representing some of the best graphic design happening in corporations & organizations today   

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC; www.wfu.edu
CREATIVE TEAM Hayes Henderson, Kris Hendershott, Emily Bratton, Lisa Perriello, Joel Bowers, Gretta Kohler, Bart Rippin
DETAILS The League of the Constant & True targets young alumni and those who haven’t given in the past, encouraging them to start an annual streak of philanthropic support to Wake Forest.


8. Full Sail University’s Hall of Fame Exhibit

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creative design ideas from the education industry

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Full Sail University
CREATIVE TEAM Platinum Creative Image & Design
LOCATION Winter Park, Florida


9. ARTSpeak (2014–2015)

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creative design ideas from the education industry

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Fashion Institute of Technology
CREATIVE TEAM Christie Shin, C.J. Yeh, Patrick Obando Polio, Bea Saludo, and Angel Choong
LOCATION Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


10. Admissions Viewbook

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COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC; www.wfu.edu
CREATIVE TEAM Hayes Henderson, Brent Piper, Bart Rippin, Rob Daniels, Ken Bennett, Gretta Kohler
DETAILS The main objective was to create a tone and visual energy that would provide answers to prospective students in ways that conjure the student experience.


11. Music Department Brochure

 

Work from Kutztown University, Merit winner in HOW's 2016 In-House Design Awards, representing some of the best graphic design happening in corporations & organizations today  


COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA; www.kutztown.edu
CREATIVE TEAM Karen Kresge, Michael O’Donohue, Soo Goh, Jeremy Justeson
DETAILS The objective was to attract high school students to Kutztown University to study music, while representing the dynamic music department and the many opportunities that the program offers.


12. Social Paper Catalog

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Columbia College Chicago
CREATIVE TEAM Mary Forde and Stefan Coisson
LOCATION Chicago, Illinois


13. Studio Twelve01 Art Walls

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CREATIVE TEAM Kimberly Selber and Santa Hernandez
LOCATION Edinburg, Texas


14. DxD: Differentiate by Design No. 2

creative design ideas creative design ideasCOMPANY/ORGANIZATION Pratt Institute, New York City; www.pratt.edu
CREATIVE TEAM Joshua Graver, Peter Tannenbaum, David Dupont
DETAILS The objective was to highlight the results of Pratt’s corporate partnerships and sponsored studios that allow the institute’s students to work on real-world projects that offer innovative design solutions.


15. Theatre Center Season Brochure (2013–2014)

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COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Columbia College Chicago; www.colum.edu
CREATIVE TEAM Ben Bilow, Jacob Boll, Mary Forde
DETAILS The objective was to feature photography that evokes the paintings of “old masters” while also conveying the department’s signature contemporary portrayals of classical dramas through dramatic depictions.


16. Full Sail University’s Welcome Center

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creative design ideas from the education industry

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Full Sail University
CREATIVE TEAM Platinum Creative Image & Design
LOCATION Winter Park, Florida


17. Prattshows


COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Pratt Institute, New York City; www.pratt.edu
CREATIVE TEAM Joshua Graver, Peter Tannenbaum, David Dupont, Kara Schlindwein
DETAILS The objective was to promote Pratt’s end-of-year event and exhibitions as well as its original public programming, all in a single piece.


18. Hall of Fame 7 Branding

Work from Full Sail University, Merit winner in HOW's 2016 In-House Design Awards, representing some of the best graphic design happening in corporations & organizations today   


COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Full Sail University, Platinum Creative, Winter Park, FL; www.fullsail.edu
DETAILS To mark Hall of Fame 7’s seventh year (and to honor the decade the school was founded), the team drew inspiration from the 1970s.


19. SVA Graduate Catalog (2014–2015)

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION School of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Press Ltd., New York City; www.sva.edu
CREATIVE TEAM Anthony P. Rhodes, Michael J. Walsh, Brian E. Smith, Sheilah Ledwidge, Collier Schorr, Abby Kreh
DETAILS The objective was to provide potential students with the information they need, such as program overviews, course descriptions, faculty bios, sample programs, etc.


20. Youth Program Brochure

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COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Pratt Institute, New York City; www.pratt.edu
CREATIVE TEAM Joshua Graver, Kara Schlindwein, Peter Tannenbaum, David Dupont
DETAILS The objective was to promote Pratt’s K–12 art programs and to raise money to support it.


21. Bridging Business, Culture, Politics

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Zeppelin Universität, Friedrichshafen, Germany; www.zu.de
CREATIVE TEAM Philipp N. Hertel, Ulrike von Dewitz, Tim Göbel
DETAILS The objective was to develop a unique design language for the attitude of “bridging” business, culture and politics.


22. BU Momentum Event in Beijing, China

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION Boston University; www.bu.edu
CREATIVE TEAM Suzan Glaum, Andrea Kennedy, Alyce Nicolo
DETAILS The objective was to represent both BU and Beijing, while being relevant to all other countries in the Asian Alumni Association. Elements had to be scaled to a website and invitation, as well as signage.


23. STCL Annual Report to Donors (2013–2014)

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION South Texas College of Law, Houston; www.stcl.edu
CREATIVE TEAM David Powell, Terry Vine, Laura Tolley
DETAILS The objective was to thank the alumni for their ongoing support while encouraging them to continue to give back to the college.


 

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