Sustainable Stories: Linking Graphic Design and the Environment to Inform, Educate, and Inspire
Shannon Marie Stanforth
Sustainability encompasses the three spheres of the environment, society and the economy—demonstrating its interconnected complexities and multifaceted applications. Similarly, graphic design can be used as a tool to illuminate issues and highlight the importance of a wide variety of themes which necessitate the attention of the current public. In pursuing my thesis, I aimed to develop a project which would reflect the ideals of sustainability while simultaneously serving to educate about the importance of caring for the natural world. Furthermore, my research explores how the disciplines of sustainability and design overlap and interact, searching to discover ways in which they may be linked for the purpose of education and inspiration. The medium of a children’s book introduced me to one creative avenue for combining the fields and realizing this aspiration.
Misty K. Thomas-Trout
Primary Advisor's Department
Art and Design
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Quality Education; Responsible Consumption and Production
"Sustainable Stories: Linking Graphic Design and the Environment to Inform, Educate, and Inspire" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2087.