LCA Next Stop: Design

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Still of student Ricardo Baltazar standing next to display of his design project

In the second episode of a College of Liberal & Creative Arts video series, student Ricardo Baltazar discusses his senior thesis, an educational campaign aimed at supporting LGBTQ youth transitioning from high school to college. Our “Next Stop”: the School of Design.

Titled +US, Baltazar’s campaign uses graphic design to create a safe space for the LGBTQ community by educating students about LGBTQ identities. He says the School of Design — formerly known as the Design and Industry Department — taught him the value of accepting failure when creating new work.

“We need to try multiple things before we get something that works, something that can make a difference,” Baltazar says. “And if you’re afraid to fail, then you’re not really going to be able to develop a good concept that will be effective and that can make an impact on the world.”

LCA Next Stop

LCA Next Stop features interviews with students and faculty in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts. Enjoy showcases of schools and departments from multiple perspectives.

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Video directed by Hannah Anderson and produced by the College of Liberal & Creative Arts’ Communications Team.

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