Elise Rabuse
Living to Work

This project represents my upbringing, my fears, and facing adulthood in today’s world. It has become a therapeutic outlet opening my mind, letting words flow even if it seems strange or messy. It began with the comparison of European and American culture signifying my Belgian born and bred mother, and my all-American father. It quickly turned into an analysis of opposing work cultures. Then, a combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of graduating and looking to take on more responsibility while fearing ‘what I won’t become’ molded my chaotic thoughts into a mixed-media newspaper journal where illustrations helped me express it all when words couldn’t.

Elise Rabuse 

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Thank you to our Capstone volunteers, including students Leslie Ramirez, Chris Keramidas, Caroline Schlegel, and faculty member Laura Rossi García. Special thanks to 2020–21 Capstone faculty Shiro Akiyoshi, Nathan Matteson, and Heather Snyder Quinn.

College of Computing and Digital Media
School of Design
243 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago IL 60604

Graphic Design Capstone Showcase 2020 and 2021
Advisors: Shiro Akiyoshi, Nathan  Matteson, and Heather Snyder Quinn