Another design honor
Simultaneous to creating Vertigo, Piotrowski created a website in Fraher’s course called Designing and Color Blindness. She pursued the issue after it arose in a fall class, User Experience Design.
“I aim to educate designers on how to consider color blind users, why it’s important to do so and to provide resources,” Piotrowski said.
Her project also was accepted by CSSReel, CSSLight and CSSNectar and featured on two of them.
Piotrowski, who graduates in December, would like to continue on the path of web and interactive design as she begins her career. “Additionally, I have a strong interest in typography and aspire to explore opportunities related to the design of typographic forms.”
Fraher expects her to do well. “I believe Amanda has a very bright professional future,” he said.
Because she sees potential for the Vertigo typeface commercially, she plans to create a set of lowercase letters, punctuation and symbols. “It possesses qualities that make it suitable for headlines and other prominent typographic applications,” Piotrowski said.
UW-Stout’s School of Art and Design, with six Bachelor of Fine Arts and two Bachelor of Science programs, is the largest in the Upper Midwest with more than 1,200 students.
Like Piotrowski, another UW-Stout graphic design student in 2018 had his work featured on the One Page Love site.