Graduation Projects 2021
We are very happy that this year our students took part in one of the largest student design shows from Central European countries. In the 2D design category, students from the Department of Visual Communication Adriána Ondrušová and Katarína Plačková with a bachelor's work, and Kristína Uličná with a diploma work created at the AFAD became the laureates.
author: Adriána Ondrušová Katarína Plačková (SK)
title: Plantapeel – increase your modular plantasy
degree B.A. project
supervisor: prof. Stanislav Stankoci
Plantapeel is a system of sustainable, environmentally-friendly solutions in the field of product and textile design. The ways products are manufactured, distributed, and used, as well as responsibility for recycling, turn it into a living ecosystem. The products are made of plant-based fully recyclable mono-materials, using no glue and no sewing. They form a modular system, based on the creativity of users, who get to choose the materials, colours, and components. The snaps are 3D-printed, made of fully biodegradable PLA. To minimise the ecological footprint, there is no separate packaging for products as such and for shipping, and the marketing activities take place entirely online. The crucial aspects of the brand’s philosophy are visible in its organic logotype.
author: Kristína Uličná (SK)
title: Study of the studios
degree M.A. project
supervisor: doc. Mgr. art. Pavol Bálik
Many graduates of graphic design have no idea which direction to take once they leave university. This book is meant to guide them. It presents interviews with designers, who work as freelancers or are employees of design studios and creative agencies. The statistics that emerge as part of the conversations are presented as infographics. Readers can also take a look at the designers’ working spaces. The book has a minimalist layout, using a single typeface, while the comb binding and several types of paper allude to the office culture in design studios. The visualisations of the designers’ work are randomly distributed across the book, which invites spontaneity to the experience. The publication can be also used as a source of knowledge about graphic design in Slovakia in recent years.
The exhibition presenting the works of all the laureates for the year 2021 will open on March 11, 2022 at the Cieszyn Castle in Poland.
You can find more information on www.graduationprojects.eu/en/projects/2021