For a number of years now I have helped out with graphic design projects , art direction and occasional illustration for the Delaware College of Art and Design. These are a few of the many things done over that time; if you are interested in creative services, see my contact info here
on the site.
John Breakey's design process, image number  one. An invite and program guide for an event honoring a benefactor.
When DCAD's President suggested I help design material for an event to honor of Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, it was an immediate yes: the Copeland's have done so very much to support
the arts near and far. Working with Carla Markell and her very able team, DCAD's InQb8 designer, Shawn Hall and I put together the insides of the 48 page program for the night's event. McClafferty Printing laid down two hits of metallic gold on the invite and made the short-run program look like it was offset on a six color press. 
John Breakey's design process, image number two. Front and back cover designs for a College view book of student work and life.
When Francisco Madera came onboard as DCAD's design intern, we tasked him to photograph color vibration studies from Foundation courses. I don't think he knew what he was in for when
he started this but where he ended up, as seen on the back cover here of the College view book, was pure visual delight. The cover image was one we had to push a little for: Kevin Lamara was assigned a self-portrait in his Foundation Drawing II course. He donned a blonde wig and captured himself on two pieces of taped together paper for a dramatic end result.
John Breakey's design process, image number three. Postcard design for an annual faculty show at the Delaware College of Art and Design
I always was very honored to design a postcard for DCAD's recurring show of faculty work. Never knew who came up with that title, it just existed from before my turn at designing. Reading the date on the design makes me realize how fast the academic years fly by.
John Breakey's design process, image number four. Inside spread of the Graphic Design major  showcasing some student work.
As the head of DCAD's Graphic Design program, it has been pretty darn amazing to see the work transforms students into budding designers. Working with the Admissions team at the College, our in-house access allowed a nuanced feel for presenting the past and current work as a tool for recruitment. When students have expressed thanks, I usually sort of shrug and smile and say "you did all the work, I just helped you go a little tis way or that."  
John Breakey's design process, image number five. Two page spread of the AFA degree offered at DCAD.
Another spread from the College view book. That's Indie Noel drawing outside in a photo from the versatile Francisco Madera. Catherine Drabkin was DCAD's head of Fine Art for some time, that's her in the studio, wearing red and offering likely a good thought about technique.
John Breakey's design process, image number six. Postcard design for a typographic exhibit the the College.
House Industries put on an amazing show of their PLINC archives and their type design process. In addition, they filled DCAD's Gallery space with beautiful and tasteful examples of design beyond just type. When the College rejected Bonde Prang's spot-on Spencerian design for a postcard mailing promoting the show, I sheepishly made this using their Neutraface Photo-Lettering display font. You should try it: 
John Breakey's design process, image number seven. Type design for the Delaware College of Art and Design's twentieth anniversary.
DCAD's Twentieth came and went but the white inkjet on clear vinyl still adorned the windows at the start of 2020, so the College left it in place. Probably best if it comes down in December of this year and a new design takes its place. This image represents most of the image file. Precision Color Graphics of Wilmington printed and installed on the second surface of the lower part of the main Gallery windows wrapping around the Market Street to Sixth Street side.
John Breakey's design process, image number eight. Editorial design about coffee and its origins.
A project for an editorial colleague; the hand lettered coffee was done on newsprint, the ghosted cafe is a font and the coffee illustration is an Illustrator file; the entire thing assembled using InDesign with awareness of a gutter running down the middle of the spread.
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