VCU Advertising students train to create intriguing portfolios in a variety of media. Located in Richmond, Va., they become a part of a vibrant community of writers, artists, musicians, performers and other media professionals.
VCU Advertising | MASC 394, Imagination
Poster design for a local production of Romeo & Juliet.
John X Zhao – Director
VCU Advertising | 2008
John X Zhao
John Zhao is a writer and filmmaker of Korean descent, born in China, raised in Germany and America. He spent his earlier years with his grandfather, an acclaimed calligrapher and painter who sparked an everlasting love for storytelling and poetry in him. He lives and works in New York City.
Alina Karabaich | Kiera Rooker
Creative Advertising | MASC 451 Invention
To help navigate the grand reopening of Richmond's Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 13 1/2 acre site this team capitalized on the cult fascination with facial hair and its art-like qualities using the comparison to playfully assist the user in determining what exhibits would be best suited to their taste.
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Friends of Richmond K9 – logo and video
VCU Advertising | Project Studio
Friends of Richmond K9
VCU Ad students Kamaron Owens, Rachel Sheeran, and Nick Marfing designed the new logo for Friends of Richmond K9. At a demo event for police dogs, the client surprised the team by revealing the new logo. Marfing and Owens also shot and edited a demo video for Friends of Richmond K9, a non-profit organization that supports the K9 unit of the Richmond Police Department.
Creative Advertising | MASC 201 Curiousness
During a creative exploration of the Band-Aids brand, Edward Beckwith
created a pair of shoes made from 90 Band-Aid Sport Strips. It was
part of a project in Curiousness, a class about creativity and
"Band-Aid Sports Strips are extra thick, plushy versions of the first
aid strip. They are specifically designed to handle the wear and tear
of sports-like activities. They are extra sticky, super flexible, and
totally waterproof. All things considered, I thought the Sport Strip
version Band-Aid was perfect to create some new kicks."
Beckwith said, "I wore the “shoes” all day, and took no mercy on them.
I wore them around the house and even into the grocery store. All day
I got curious looks and a few brave strangers inquiring about my odd
apparel. By the end of the day, the shoes were still intact. The
bottoms were covered in dirt, but not a single Band-Aid was missing,
not a single layer was pierced."
Creative Advertising | MASC 450 Style
For this piece, the artist created a portrait of herself wearing a Hijab made from the hands of her friends. Each of the women whose hands are featured also wear the Hijab.
Advertising, B.S. | 2011, Creative Advertising
MASC 450 Style
When creating powerful ad campaigns, the byproducts of research and creation are sometimes interesting in and of themselves. This image was created while Karlin was a student in MASC 450 Style, the first part of our year-long portfolio development experience.
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