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Ligon, Jon D Instructor


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research overview

  • Dan Ligon is focused on the application of design thinking and design practices to strategically shape modern media in all its forms.


courses taught

  • APRD 1001 - Creative Concepts
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces students to a disciplined process that is used to create innovative solutions across commercial communication fields. Emphasizes approaches to problem identification and solution that combine research and human insight with a variety of creative thinking techniques. Topics include need finding, structured brainstorming, rapid sketching, storytelling and visual communication.
  • APRD 3000 - Intermediate Creative Concepts
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Explores both strategic and creative thinking and examines approaches to narrative storytelling as a tool for telling overarching brand stories. Students use the foundation to develop creative briefs and advertising campaigns. Instructor consent required.
  • APRD 3001 - Intermediate Design Concepts
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Students are introduced to design elements and principles, resarch and visual storytelling. They are challenged to communicate intellectual, sensory and emotional conepts by learning a visual vocabulary of type, color, and form expressed in a variety of mediums and dimensons.
  • APRD 4503 - Portfolio 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Enhances student conceptual abilities and generates both print and integrated multimedia campaigns. Students work in teams to develop an extensive body of work that's exhibited in an awards show judged by advertising professionals. Instructor consent required.
  • APRD 4523 - Portfolio 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Gives students an opportunity to develop an extensive body of work. Students create integrated campaigns, which include print, digital and guerilla ideas. Final portfolios are critiqued by both faculty and outside reviewers. Instructor consent required.
  • APRD 4873 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Special Topics