Kevin Ward

Designer


Kevin Ward is a designer, artist, and student currently pursuing a Masters in Graphic and Experience Design at North Carolina State University. In 2022 he graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Florida. His work uses research and attention to detail to elevate topics he is passionate about, including AI, education, UX, and typography.

A quick peek at the resume:

Skills


Software

  • Figma 
  • Illustrator 
  • Photoshop 
  • InDesign  

    Design

  • Typography 
  • UI/UX 
  • Branding 
  • Illustration 
  • Prototyping 
  • Research
  • Education


    North Carolina State University
    Master of Graphic & Experience Design
    2022—2024

    University of Florida
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
    2018–2022
      

    Current Position


    Graduate Extension Assistant
    NC State Libraries
    May 2023—Present


    Projects


    01 LAS Interface Design
    An interface prototype that leverages AI to help Translators interpret, contextualize, and transcribe foreign intelligence. This project was completed in partnership with the Laboratory for Analystic Sciences (LAS), a partnership between the intelligence community and NC State University that develops innovative technology and tradecraft to help solve mission-relevant problems.


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    Spring 2023

    Interface Design
    User Experience
    Artificial Intelligence



    02 Fading Frogs
    An interactive exhibit designed for the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC. Completed in collaboration with Kayla Rondinelli and Adam Noel, this exhibit is based on "Climate Change Implication for the Conservation of Amphibians in Tropical Environments" (Collazo, J., Terando, A., Pacific, K., & Bowden, J., 2020) in partnership with the NCSU Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center.


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    Fall 2022

    Exhibit Design
    User Experience
    Interface Design



    03 Ligature 31
    Ligature is an annual design symposium run by students in UF’s Graphic Design Program. During the 2021 – 2022 school year, I had the honor of serving as Co-Chair with Valerie Muzondi to bring the event to life for the 31st year.


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    2021—2022
    Art Direction
    Branding
    Exhibit Design



    04 Album Design
    The goal of this project was to identify an album that I found to be especially intriguing or valuable, whose visual design was lacking. I was then tasked with creating a new visual language based on the concepts and themes of the album, and to present that language through an album cover, posters, Spotify assets, and Instagram posts.


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    Fall 2021
    Illustration
    Branding
    Research



    05 Ticket to Ride
    The goal of this project was to design a board game based on an art or design movement or individual designers. For my game, I chose to redesign Ticket to Ride, a cross-country train adventure game. I based my version off of the original designs of the London Underground, created by Edward Kauffer and Edward Johnston.


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    Fall 2021
    Print
    Illustration
    Research



    06 Niche to Norm
    The goal of this project was to identify an object of interest, research it, and design a book based around its function, meaning, and significance. For my book I chose the zipper, covering the evolution of its design, cultural relevance, and future. Specifically, I chose to focus on the zipper’s place within niche markets before it entered the mass market and was used widely.


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    Fall 2021
    Publication
    Illustration
    Research



    07 CarGurus
    During the summer of 2021 I completed an internship with CarGurus, an online platform for buying and selling new and used cars. In my position as Graphic Design Intern for the B2B Marketing Department I completed projects that made use of social media, digital advertising, and branding.


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    Summer 2021
    Marketing
    Branding
    Animation




    08 Drift
    The goal of this project was to develop an app design that serves a specific purpose or solves a user problem. My app serves the purpose of helping divers find reefs and dive sites in their area. Functions include site reviews, maps, and species guides.


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    Spring 2021
    Interface Design
    User Experience
    Branding
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