Company: Studio 165+
Project: WCRD Radio Station
Role: Team Leader | Designer

Team Members:
Anna Oakes
Leah Callahan
Lauren Butler
Alexandria Southern

Eleven students were competitively chosen from the Visual Communication area in the School of Art at Ball State University to start a design studio. We separated into two teams to complete four projects throughout the semester—one being the rebrand of WCRD Radio Station. As team leader I manage a team of four by keeping track of our timeline, contacting/meeting with the client, providing feedback, and overseeing all roles.

BEFORE

BEFORE

 

WCRD Radio Station
Rebrand for the Indiana Based Radio Station

LOCATION: Ball State University
INDUSTRY: Radio

AFTER

AFTER

OVERVIEW
WCRD is an independent radio station located in Muncie, Indiana on the Ball State University campus. WCRD is the second largest student activity at Ball State and covers a variety of topics including talk, music, news, weather, and sports. WCRD approached Studio 165+ seeking a new identity that reflected the stations alternative music, setting them apart from their competitors.

 

RESULTS
Wanting to reach a broader audience, the design concept is inspired by familiar music imagery—an emoticon finger and a play button, representative of actions individuals follow to listen to the radio. The use of negative space allows these concepts to be subtly integrated into the WCRD identity. The final identity design was the applied to logo variations, stationary, web/mobile, and apparel.

 
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