1st Student's Major


1st Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Students' Professional Biography

Recipient of Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation Grant. Harumi Okoshi is an Art student at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Mentor's Name

Erik Waterkotte

Mentor's Email Address


Mentor's Department


Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities


For this project, I would like to combine the precision of computer-generated graphics with the warm-feel of traditional printmaking as a way to integrate traditional art practices with new technology. Graphic design is regarded as commercial art, such as designing packages or posters, and is separate from fine art. As a graphic designer, my goal is to develop meaningful visual solutions. Through the presentation of my project, I will demonstrate a way to introduce traditional printmaking into contemporary graphic art. There are a lot of preparations involved for traditional printmaking. You have to make several proofs before you actually print the final picture. This seemed like a lot of work but after working with traditional printmaking, I found that there is a strong connection between the paper and myself. I can convey more feeling and emotion through the process of traditional printing. Traditional forms of printmaking also convey the marks that technological processes don't show. I would like to experiment with this hand-made quality by creating traditional prints and layering the digital art using a scanner and drawing tablet. The drawing tablet is a computer peripheral that allows the artist to draw on a computerized pad with a pen-like tool, simulating the feel of drawing on a paper in a sketchbook. As a graphic designer, I am interested in combining the quality of traditional printmaking with contemporary technology and examining the impact of this combination.

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