Graduation 2020 will be one that none of us will ever forget. Especially our graduating seniors. They have worked four years for the opportunity to present their senior projects, either in the Nutting Gallery, for the art majors, or in the Boyle Conference Room, for the Digital Media Design Majors. It is unfortunate that due to the pandemic the seniors will not be able to share their work in person with their family and friends. However, we are still determined to give them a public venue for their hard work.
I have appreciated the flexibility of this group of seniors. Many of them had their planned projects completely derailed because they were not able to access the video, audio, and art labs. But they all adjusted, and each student has created a website that showcases their online senior project/exhibition. Below you will find brief bios, personal images, and links to the senior websites. Please take some time to review the work and give a shout out to the seniors. Thank you for your support.
Senior Project Professor
I am Mikaela DeMotto and I am graduating In May with a Visual Communication Design degree. I am originally from Elkins, WV. Upon graduation, I plan to find a job pertaining to my major and move wherever my work takes me. For my senior project, I created the branding for a music festival as well as a UX/UI app design, accompanied by a motion graphic advertisement for said app.
My name is Hannah Eller and I was born in a small town in West Virginia. I am working on my Bachelors of Art Education at West Liberty University and I am in my final semester. I enjoy printmaking because it is not about the prints themselves but the process of creating them. My senior show is a drypoint series of images of me that show the anger and grief of losing the structure in my life and how I am leaving this behind when I leave West Liberty in May.
I am Dakota Knotts, and I’ll be graduating with a degree in Digital Media Design, with a focus in video production.
After graduation, I hope to be able to use my degree to produce heartfelt content that everyone can enjoy.
My senior project is a “A Day at the Airport.” A short documentary on a pilot I met while and how he goes about his day.
I am Kellsi Anderson from Friendly, WV. I’m graduating with a degree in Digital Media Design with a concentration in Video and minors in Photography and Costume Design. My favorite pastime is doing freelance photography work for events or photoshoots. After graduation, I’ll be completing my final year in the Energy Express program with AmeriCorps. While doing so, I plan to look for jobs within social media marketing or creating digital video/photo content. For my Senior Exhibition, I worked with Empress Emporium to create an integrated advertising strategy, which includes a website, a short commercial, and educational cards for her store.
I’m Pat King, and I’ll be graduating with a degree in Digital Media Design with a focus on video production.
After graduating, I’ll be looking to work somewhere in my field while continuing to make independent projects.
My capstone is “Discontinued – A Story of the Unexpected.” It’s a documentary following the creation of my original senior project, a short film, and how COVID-19’s developments lead to having to stop production.