CRE8FIU is the 2D-Design (Graphic Design, Illustration and Typography) blog curated by the BFA Graphic Design students at Florida International University in Miami.

Silvia Pease is leading the 2d-Design (graphic design) initiative at Florida international University (FIU). She has great industry experience working for companies such as Reader’s Digest, Guggenheim, IDGMI technologies, and Pinta Art Fair as well as running her own business. Silvia’s professional experience is diverse. She has run her own business, lectured at various universities and specialized in multidisciplinary global branding projects.

Prior to founding 1231.org, Silvia worked at IDGMI as the Global Creative Director & VP (Brand Design). Her role at IDGMI was to deliver the global harmonization and revitalization projects for the IDGMI brand. During this time she was responsible for building, integrating into the business and leading the in-house brand design team.
Today, Silvia works as an independent consultant and a Visiting Instructor at FIU.

Silvia’s continuing research output has focused on the use of technology in learning and teaching converging fine arts, design and critical thinking.  Pease holds an MFA (terminal degree) in Multimedia and Graphic Design and a BFA in 2d-Design (GD) from the University of Miami.


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FIU Graphic Design students visiting the Wolfsonian FIU Museum.

Looking at “Thoughts On Democracy” Posters.

Graphic design is all around us, on screen and in print, always made up of images and words used to communicate and persuade.  FIU graphic design course-sequence exposes students to the necessary skills to create sophisticated graphic design solutions by learning the process, the historical context, and how to communicate through image-making and typography. The sequence is completed by a capstone project that applies the skills of each course and peer feedback in a finished professional portfolio.

The goal of this BFA degree in graphic design is to equip learners with a set of transferable formal and conceptual tools for “making and communicating” in the fields of graphic, interactive, multimedia, and editorial design.

Graphic Design students go on a fieldtrip to eDigital printing, to get a firsthand look at how production and printing occurs.

Drago Stoyanovich explaining to students all the production and printing process.

Critique is a vital part of any Graphic Design course. Students are encouraged to give each other constructive feedback to improve their work and portfolios.