REFINED Exhibition

The theme “Refined” was picked for the 2011 Oklahoma State University design show graphics. This show is an annual exhibition showcasing the portfolios of graduating graphic design seniors. The work displayed is a mixture of print design, motion design, identity design, and illustration.

“Refined” illustrates what we do as students every day. We spend much of our time in school perfecting our pieces, our skill as designers, and our portfolios. Getting our work ready for exhibition helps us to prepare our work to be seen by potential employers. This process can sometimes be messy and take some extensive exploration to achieve, but as designers we work hard to produce a refined and polished final piece.”

The exhibition graphics and collateral included two three dimensional posters built from paper, free-hanging 3d graphics to accompany the posters, a printed poster for distribution around campus, postcard design, biographies for each designer, work tags for each individual piece of work, website layout, and color-coded way-finding.

Two full-size 3d posters were crafted from paper for the exhibition, along with individual hanging shapes and free-hanging typography.

Postcards were sent nation-wide and posters were positioned in various areas on the Oklahoma State University campus, advertising for the exhibition.


Jacob Gilbreathcreated a bumper for the exhibition, as well as took photos of each individual for our biographies.

Ciera Roblyer : Print Designer
Emily McLain : Motion Designer and Illustrator
David Duncan : Print and Motion Designer
Jacob Gilbreath : Motion and Print Designer
Elizabeth Hahn : Print Designer
Patrick Billings : Illustrator
Cassie Stegman : Print and Motion Designer

Refined poster process. Starting from a Google Sketchup 3d model, then to Pepakura for papercraft templates, and then the construction process.

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (


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