Rachel Black
Taking Chicago a Park

A series of brochures intending to introduce local Chicago parks and encourage visitors to interact and immerse themselves in the space.

This project highlights Chicago parks in a way that promotes active use of the space. Discovery and involvement are the key goals of these brochures informing readers about ways to use the space, volunteer, and learn more about nature. The next step of viewing the brochures should be to visit the parks. This may entail an activity as simple as walking, or as complex as attending a seasonal forest maintenance session. Chicagoans should be able to enjoy the green spaces around them and want to preserve and care for them. At the same time, they should feel more confident with their community knowledge and understand what is around them. Above all, it should promote healthy fun and a door to new hobbies.

Rachel Black
Rachel Black is a graphic designer and illustrator who frequently centers her work around nature. She regularly hikes local parks and goes birdwatching, and desires to introduce these joys to others. Much of her work includes some of her illustration practice as well as neat and clean typography.

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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