November 26, 2011
Barbara Dufford is one of my former Color/Design students and a gifted graphic designer. Barbara has kept in touch with me over the years. Happily, many of my former students, like Barbara, do keep in touch. She has shared some of her wonderful work with me that I thought worthy of sharing with all of you.
Here is a little more about Barbara (in her own words) and a sample of her current work with the Aids Foundation of Chicago. If you want more information please click the image(s).
I’m a communications designer (and 2005 graduate of the Color?Design course) with a wide range of experience with corporate and non-profit clients, especially working with arts and social justice endeavors. I love using design’s power to engage people in support of a cause as worthy as the fight against AIDS. The organizers of this year’s World of Chocolate were interested in highlighting the elegant and sensuous aspects of the event. Both color and texture, visual and tactile, helped accomplish that goal: the slightly transparent red and brown areas overlay a rich background color photo of one of the tables at last year’s event, adding complexity to the color fields. And, the card has a “soft touch” coating which gives a velvety feel to the piece.