Bryant Awarded Design Fellowship

Collage by Kelly Bryant

Graphic Design Professor Kelly Bryant was awarded a 2020 Design Fellowship.

Kelly Bryant, professor of graphic design in the School of Industrial + Graphic Design, has been awarded one of two 2020 Design Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. She was one of fourteen outstanding Alabama artists who received a fellowship grant based on the merit of their work, career achievement, professional development and service to the state.

The ASCA awards recognize artistic excellence as well as professional commitment and maturity. In their awards announcement, ASCA said, “Bryant utilizes deconstructed typography in her design with elements of surprise for the viewer.” She plans to use her fellowship to explore the role of typography within image and collage through different formats. Kelly previously won a design fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2010.

Bryant joined the Graphic Design program in fall 2000. She teaches courses in Typography, Publication Design, Image and Drawing. Her creative scholarship is centered around analog design by integrating traditional forms of tactile art making with computer technology in the form of publication, identity and poster design. Her work has been published in Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, Fingerprint No. 2, Creative Quarterly, Creative Anarchy and has received several awards at the University and College Designers Association competitions.

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