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EMS Museum Slate Mural

I'm sure designers everywhere have one piece in their portfolio of which they are most proud due to its quality, high profile, content, impact, client, and meaning.  This mural is that piece in my portfolio.

Inspired by the work of artist Larry Kirkland, this mural of laser-etched Pennsylvania black slate is seven feet high and totals sixty feet in length. The images tell the rich history of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), encompassing the College’s breadth of research and study, as well as its commitment to mankind.

I lead the mural project from the beginning, responsible for the project timeline, gathering hundreds of images from faculty, designing the mural, and communicating details to the etching vendor in California. Images were selected for quality and storytelling value, and designed to tell the story of education in EMS.


The mural is a permanent and prominent centerpiece in the Museum of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and a symbol of excellence and dedication.

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