School of Art + Art History

Graphic Design/Design & Visual Communications

Mint Design Studio / Overview

We practice engaged, community-based, people-centered design. By making others visible, we make design visible—including its research and process. Through this, we are catalysts for change. 

Mission

We see Florida and the city of Gainesville as a laboratory for our students, working in partnership with stakeholders to develop and implement innovative, sustainable solutions to mutually understand problems. We are able to respond to the changing field of design through interdisciplinary collaborations, partnering with communities to develop solutions to some of the most pressing, real-world problems of our time.

Process

Working first with client-partners to articulate the problem and project objectives, we then work collaboratively to explore the problem and develop innovative and appropriate solutions within the established parameters. All projects have a pedagogical function for students and we ask that client-partners be willing to support students in their professional growth. In return, we will work closely with you to design for your communication needs.

What Mint Does

Communication Design
Research/Strategy
Professional Partnerships
Professional Development
Field Research
Asking Questions

History

Mint is a faculty-supervised, student-run graphic design studio established in 2002 to provide advanced students the opportunity to work on community-based design projects, both for the University of Florida community and for non-profit organizations locally and abroad.

Awards

Gainesville Addy Awards 
Golden Gator Award

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