“Brainstorm” Thesis Wins Place in New England-wide Exhibit

Julie Marquis’ graphic design project aimed at teachers interested in student-centered learning

Graphic designer Julie Marquis, a 2016 Suffolk graduate, is included in the New Voices, Unique Visions: AIGA Boston Presents the Best of Emerging Designers exhibition, which features a juried selection of work by students and up-and-coming designers from throughout New England.

Marquis, who received her master of arts in graphic design from Suffolk’s New England School of Art & Design, is the student contest winner. Her master’s thesis project, “Brainstorm,” is included in the American Institute of Graphic Arts exhibit.

“Brainstorm” was designed to provide teachers across the nation a way to learn about the student-centered learning trend. It provides news, insight into local organizations, and ideas for reimagining classic classroom projects.

“Brainstorm” acts as a communication hub so teachers and students can find ways to implement student centered learning without being swayed by budget cuts or provoking penalties that can occur from breaking Common Core guidelines.

The AIGA Boston exhibit takes place every two years and is showing through Jan. 6, 2017, in the Carol Grillo Gallery at Endicott College in Beverly.