Capstone: Kaleigh Moran | The History of Collage Queens:
Interpreting the Legacy of Women’s Crafts into the Art of Web Design
Kaleigh Moran is well-rounded designer with concentrations in Interactive and Advertising Design. She served as the secretary of the Kutztown chapter of AIGA during her junior year. After graduating, she plans to work towards her future goal of becoming a creative director.
For centuries, women have utilized the technique of collage, a form of art in which miscellaneous materials are attached to a supporting surface. For my capstone project, I designed and coded a website entitled, “The History of Collage Queens” which displays a timeline of the history of women’s involvement in collage. My goal was to create a way to share this relatively unknown part of art history in an accessible and approachable way. The information is paraphrased in my own voice to offer a casual tone, often with an air of whimsy and humor. Throughout my website, I celebrate female collage artists by referring to them as “collage queens” and using crowns as a motif. My design includes collaged elements throughout the website to explore the possibilities of traditional media in interactive spaces. Each time period is represented by a collage I created with physical materials and digitized. These collages contain images that supplement the topics discussed in the research. The unique challenges of this endeavor has allowed me to discover and participate in the legacy of collage queens.
Capstone Advisor: Dannell MacIlwraith