In order to solve we must first dissolve. The Cambrian College graphic design class of 2015 presented Dissolve on April 9th, 2015 at Fuse Nightclub. We displayed a collection of eighteen thesis projects that were solved through innovative thinking and design.
Each of us explored our daily lives by looking at the things that surround us. Then we focused on one item that presented a social or environmental challenge. The items below, represent the 18 thesis projects that were presented at Dissolve. Click one of the items to view a student’s thesis.
Before the opening night, we released these 9 promotional videos. Students were asked to describe their project is 15 seconds.
Over the course of three years in the Graphic Design program at Cambrian College, the graduates have gained innovative skills and design knowledge. Click below to view the student portfolios that represent their best work created during the three year program.
These professors played a major role in bringing Dissolve together. Here is their view on Dissolve and its outcome.
I believe that while we live in an age where design is often assumed to simply be a tool for business and commerce, it's refreshing to see a group of graduating students exert their belief that design should also be a force for positive change in the world. Their genuine efforts to address social and environmental issues with design thinking reminds us all of what is possible when creative energy is directed towards the benefit of the greater society.
Dissolve is the mixing of design and social change. Using design principles to create touching emotional messages that really do affect ones thought process.
It symbolizes a hopeful state of change taking something seemingly concrete and unyielding, and breaking it down into something more "digestible", if you will. Bitter or not, it's is a dose of medicine we all need to consider regularly taking a spoon of.
Dissolve means using design as a solution. It's an idea that is timelythe world needs good design solutions.