Jocelyn Jagrowski

Sophomore

To understand why I design, I think it is first important to understand why design exists. Theoretically, we could exist in a world where every item is purely functional or purely artistic. I think design lives in the gap between those two areas, allowing our daily items to become more than a simple tool or art piece, but something that enhances our experiences of life. So, as a designer, through my passion for research, I hope to help the lives of everyone I affect to be a little brighter and a little better.  

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Several graphic layouts of an interior wall and two cards.

Better Half Bouquet

Better Half Bouquet

Class: ID 4823 | Instructor: Lisa Babb

Better Half Bouquet was the result of a graphic design research project. I spent several weeks doing in-depth research into the history and use of plant symbolism. During this process, I was struck by how much you could convey using flower and plant languages. I decided that was a message I needed to spread to an audience. Researching more, I found that men are significantly more likely to buy flowers than women and that, in general, they have difficulty buying gifts for their significant others and parents. Pulling this all together, I decided to design a flower shop that appealed to urban men aged 30-33. The result was Better Half Bouquet, a flower shop that works to help this audience create unique and meaningful floral arrangements by use of flower languages. Using influences from athletic graphics, I designed the storefront, interior wall, and meaning cards. Now, with Better Half Bouquet, you can move on from roses and really express yourself with a beautiful and unique bouquet.

Several renders of curvy dinnerware and a wine glass

Diverging Dinnerware

Diverging Dinnerware

Class: ID 2023 | Instructor: Lisa Marks

Diverging Dinnerware is a set designed to bring the elements of art and fine dining together. The Atlas Restaurant at St. Regis functions as an eat-in art museum, with the expansive Lewis art collection on display within. Each dish is elegant made, with bright colors and unique shapes: the restaurant is truly a high-class experience. However, what's the point if your dinnerware is the same as anywhere else? That's where Diverging Dinnerware comes in, bringing artistic elements right to your table. Inspired by Henry Moore's abstract sculpture, this plate and glass set has an organic curve highlighted by gold to ensure that your evening out is unforgettable.

Two photos of a set of nesting spheres painted brightly.

Solar Stackers

Solar Stackers

Class: ID 2023 | Instructor: Lisa Marks

While most children start learning astronomy in 3rd grade, this education is limited to the objects within our solar system. This results in children not learning about stars, much less understanding them. Solar Stackers are the solution to this problem. These colorful nesting spheres show a visual representation of the seven stars in the Morgan–Keenan stellar classification system. The toy comes with a set of stands, one for each category. These stands give a little description of their category, what percentage of stars fall into it, and an example star that can be seen from earth. Now, children can have fun organizing and taking apart these stackers, all while learning about our universe.

Photos of a set of earrings

Anli Earrings

Anli Earrings

Class: ID 1011  |  Instructor: Sam Harris

This project was focused around period design. After researching different design eras and styles, I decided to make a series of earrings, each designed around a different style of design. The two pictured here are the colorful "The Real Folk Blues", based on Memphis design, and "Metal Basher", based on brutalism. The materials for these earrings consisted entirely of scrap materials that were refinished. 

A rendered exhibit with mannequin parts sticking out of the wall.

Novateur Exhibit

Novateur Exhibit

Group Members: Cameron Silas, Jocelyn Jagrowski, Madison Lovelace, Tynan Purdy
Class: ID 1012  |  Instructor: Yaling Liu

This project was oriented toward exhibition and user-experience design, combining the work of several designers into one whole experience. Initially, our plan was to build an exhibit, but unfortunately  a global pandemic prevented that from happening, so we designed a digital exhibit instead. Our brand, Novateur, is dedicated to highlighting local brands and showcasing them publicly. This exhibit is our pop-up shop design, show casing eight products we had made during the semester. 

A photo set of a hairpin with plants in it, first displayed, and second pinned in hair.

Terra Pin

Terra Pin

Class: ID1012  |  Instructor: Yaling Liu

The purpose of this project was to create a wearable that also served some function to the user. For my piece, I wanted to deal with the work-life issues. It turns out that having some kind of plant in sight helps both your health and your productivity. I created Terra Tool, a nature-oriented hair pin. This unique hair piece doubles as a flower pot, allowing the user to bring a little piece of nature with them, wherever they go.