KU Design Week:
10,000 Hours

Promoting interdisciplinary design thinking at  the University of Kansas and in the Lawrence community through installations, events, lectures & workshops

EXPERIENCE • INSTALLATION • GROUP

 

★   Global Design Honor Award ― SEGD, 2016
★   Best in Show ― DSVC National Student Show, 2016
★   AIGA KC A12 Award Winner ― AIGA Kansas City, 2016

★   Best Group Project ― DSVC National Student Show, 2016

    Published in Communication Arts (Upcoming Issue), 2016
    Published in eg Magazine (Upcoming Issue), 2016
  Featured Project ― Behance Curated Graphic Design Gallery (Exhibition), 2016
  Featured Project ― Behance Curated Student Gallery, 2016

CONCEPT

KU Design Week is an annual series of events that aims to promote interdisciplinary design thinking to KU students, the Lawrence community and beyond. Each year is given a unique theme that helps guide the schedule of events and the visual identity produced.

In his bestselling book Outliers, author and pop psychologist Malcom Gladwell popularized the theory that it takes 10,000 hours of meaningful practice to achieve mastery in a skill. KU Design Week 2016 celebrates these 10,000 hours and the time we, as students, spend laboring over models and mock-ups in hope that our sleepless, stress-filled nights in studio will eventually pay off.

APPROACH

To help inspire students to continue racking up hours on their way to mastery, we designed posters that featured small design-based challenges or pieces of advice from well-known design masters. Simple, black and white prints on neon paper allowed us to capture the overwhelming quantity of hours while staying within our limited budget. Posters were designed and installed on tackable surfaces found in the KU design building, transforming previously bland and underutilized spaces into bright, energizing surfaces. To deepen the experience, event calendars were printed on the back of each poster and students were encouraged to take them down to keep for themselves, causing the installations to change with the passing of time.

GROUP MEMBERS

Patrick Blanchard
Lucas Nelson
Triana Thompson

Lead Concept & Design

Chelsea Anderson
Kevin Bower
Meredith Gershon
Jacqueline Kerr
Spencer Reed
Kitty Tootle

Event Board Members

ASSISTANTS

Grace Cantril
Ella Gore
Mary Sniezek
Poster Assistants

Nick Manoogian
Evan Tarry
Zaira Torres
Install Assistants

SPECIAL THANKS

Elizabeth Baddeley
Aaron Draplin
Amber Goodvin
Linda Samson-Talleur
Bruce Wagner
Speakers & Workshops

Cider Gallery
Dimensional Innovations
The Jackpot
Treanor Architects
Studio Tours & Venues

Mahesh Daas
Andrea Herstowski
Jeremy Shellhorn

KU Faculty Support

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ABOUT

Patrick Blanchard is a recent graduate with a BFA in Design, currently living in Lawrence, Kansas, and interning with HOK's Kansas City-based experiential graphics team. He is now seeking other full-time opportunities across the country.

hi@patrick-blanchard.com