I art directed and photographed the album covers and disc decal for these mix CDs which were given away to attendees at SVA MFA Design’s 10-year anniversary gala. I compiled a list of the 10 best pop and dance tracks for each year the program has been around. The covers feature current SVA MFAD students vamping it up as pop and dance archetypes. I come from an improv and performance background and I think, when appropriate, solutions like this are a great opportunity to buck stodgy design conventions and reject the notion that graphic designers are shy and reserved. Everyone is a frustrated actor, you just have to give them the right motivation and a chance to let it out. Costumes and make-up help too.