Since 1981, Deborah has taught design at The Art Institute of Boston, Clark University 

and Rhode Island School of Design. She has been teaching design, drawing and painting as a senior adjunct design professor at Champlain College in the CCM Division since 2009 and is currently teaching a design class at Saint Michael's College in their new 

Art & Design  Department.

BOOK DESIGN

The Book Design project taught students about the flow of a book, the grid, creating a cohesive design and typographic hierarchy. Students selected their own topics, researched their topics, explored typographic solutions, created images and designed the cover and interior spreads.

1. 1970s California - Lily Novak

2. What the World Gave Us - Laura Hackney

3. Pull Up the Roots - Ellen Voorheis

4. Frank Gehry - Ana Barria


ROYAL SOCIETY OF THE ARTS / DESIGN CHALLENGE

For the Senior Projects class, we chose to work on a design brief from the RSA (Royal Society of the Arts, London), a Student International Design Challenge. The project taught them how to understand and think through a brief, develop a design strategy, create concepts and implement, while documenting their process. The challenge was to conceptualize a solution to fit globally, the message was THE AIR IN ME IS THE AIR IN YOU. Focus was typography, image and applications. Four of the students were chosen as the top recipients in the RSA competition.

1. Sydney Moore

2. Kaitlin Muro

3. Marianna Herrera Smutt

CLASSIC BOOK COVER DESIGN

The Book Design project taught students about the flow of a book, the grid, creating a cohesive design and typographic hierarchy. Students selected their own topics, researched their topics, explored typographic solutions, created images and designed the cover and interior spreads.

1. Moby Dick - Tianna Bonang

2. Gullivers Travels - Laura Hackney

3. Animal Farm - Brandon Griggs


CHILDREN'S BOOK DESIGN

The Book we chose was "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly", students created an accordion book. This project taught students about the flow of a book, the grid, illustration, typography, creating a cohesive design and typographic hierarchy. Students selected their own topics, researched their topics, explored typographic solutions, created images and designed an accordion children's book.

1. The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Daniel Salerno

TRAVEL POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION

Students designed travel poster for a competition. The posters were inspired from classic European travel posters. The focus was image illustration, color palette and typography.

1. Maori Culture - Andrew Hutchings

2. Basque Culture - Claudia Bartlett

3. Thailand -Michael Cortigiano


MANTRA POSTER

The Mantra Poster message has a personal meaning to the student. The focus is research, conceptual development, writing, image illustration, color palette and typography.

1. Hannah Rein

2. Joshua Rein

3. Alexander Fellerhoff

4. Kyla Wheeler


MAGAZINE DESIGN

This Publication Design class worked on designing a magazine, creating a distinct voice for the brand. 

The focus was typography, image illustration 

and color palette.

1. Lily Novak

2. Ellen Voorheis

3. Lindsey DeBarry

POSTER DESIGN

This Poster design project focuses upon meaningful messages, involves research, writing, image development, typographic expression and color palette.

1. Mikaela Dorsey

2. Meghanne Fitzsimmons

3. Isabella Davitt

PRODUCT BRANDING

The student selected a product, composed a process book, researched and created a mock company, research competition, identified and defined the audience, and created the brand. Project focus was research, and product design and development.

1. Isabella Davitt

2. Hannah Wilmott