Brad Tober /
Experimental Interface Lab

«UIUC BFA Exhibitions

Since 2012, I have directed select groups of graphic design students in the production of materials to commemorate and promote the annual School of Art and Design BFA Exhibition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These groups are tasked with developing an appropriate visual theme and implementing it across a variety of media (such as print catalogs, websites, posters, and installation graphics). My responsibilities have included providing oversight / direction / critique, coordinating with print vendors, and assisting with the technical development of digital work.

2012 BFA Exhibition (catalog + website + fold-out poster + installation graphics)
Co-directed with Eric Benson
Students: Katy Dondzila, Bridget Hapner, and Annaka Olsen

2013 BFA Exhibition (catalog + website + fold-out poster + installation graphics)
Co-directed with Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud and Jimmy Luu
Students: Olivia La Faire and Taekyeom Lee

I designed and developed the 2013 BFA Exhibition website based on the students' visual concept.

2014 BFA Exhibition (catalog + website + poster + installation graphics)
Students: Lauren Blackburn, Andrew Fishel, Evan Jarzynski, Elaine Palutsis, Ellen Winston, and Michael Zhang

2015 BFA Exhibition (catalog + website + installation graphics)
Students: Chris Daleen, Jordan Donnellan, Scott Durand, Brigitta Fitzgerald, Dane Georges, Jill Karcher, and Bryan Lorenz

I developed a generative animation (in Processing) that is featured on the 2015 BFA Exhibition website. This animation was also used to create a three channel 1080p video installation that was showcased at the exhibition.

2015 BFA Exhibition video installationCenter channel

Awards

  • Award of Excellence (Category 5: Exhibition Catalog), 2012 University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Competition, Smyrna, Tennessee.
  • Award of Excellence (Category 31: Integrated Campaign), 2014 University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Competition, Smyrna, Tennessee.

Exhibitions

  • "Mélange: 42nd Annual University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Competition." UCDA Design Conference, Montréal, Canada (October 13–16, 2012).
  • "44th Annual University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Competition." UCDA Design Conference, Long Beach, California (September 20–23, 2014).