Above: Graphic designer Julia Kirwin ’19 and the logo she designed for the Photographic Resource Center.
The Photographic Resource Center has a new logo designed by College of Art and Design graduate Julia Kirwin ’19.
Kirwin and three of her classmates spent a semester researching rebranding options for the nonprofit organization as a special topics course with graphic design adjunct professor Charlie Conn. The center partially funded the course and formed a design committee to work with the students.
“This was the first commercial branding experience that I have worked on,” said Kirwin, whose design was selected from among her peers. “It is extremely humbling to have my logo chosen, considering it was picked from a number of amazing concepts that my fellow classmates came up with as well.”
Founded in 1976, the Photographic Resource Center has championed photography by “advancing the art and the artists” through lectures, exhibits and programs. Boston University hosted the organization from 1979 until the center formed a new partnership with our College of Art and Design, followed by a relocation to the Lunder Arts Center in 2017.
Along with the move came a revision of the center’s strategic plan, hiring two part-time staffers, launching a new website and new programming, much of which is hosted on the Lesley campus.