Larisa Epp


Design Speaks

to me

Thesis Statement

Sensory Stories

Love at first sight. Turn a blind eye. Out of sight, out of mind. What do all of these phrases have in common? One of the five senses: sight. For years, sight and visual communication have largely dominated the field of graphic design. Yet, this is not the only way to communicate messages and connect with our audiences. For instance, communicating to people with disabilities requires designers to rethink the way in which traditional principles of design—such as color, typography, semiotics, and so on—are being used. Utilizing multiple senses to create an immersive design experience allows us to enhance the message at multiple sensory levels and further engagement, understanding, and retention, as well as promoting inclusivity.

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University of Nebraska State Museum
Graphic Design Intern
Design all marketing materials. Create graphics for advertisements, web, signage, events, newsletters, etc.

National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC)
Graphic Designer
Design layout and style of the plans book with design team. Execute creative concepts for print, web, out-of-home, and guerrilla ads. Mock up designs in real world environment.

a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit
Graphic Designer
Work on an interdisciplinary team to problem solve issues on food and place. Design layout and graphics for a one-off zine.

UNL Libraries
Peer Guide (Graphic Design)
Create visual content for social media and signage. Engage with the community over social media and at library events.

Extreme Light Laboratory
Web/Graphic Design Intern
Design, update, and create webpages for the ELL website. Create design templates for future events and conferences.


Chancellor's Scholar-