The Visual Communication Design programme at Aalto University (VCD) is an international learn- ing community committed to investigating new modes of action within visual communication. This archive was established in 2020 as a means to document and share the activity and work of the programme.

Visual Narratives Studio 2021


In this studio, students explore and develop variations of visual narrative. Here, narrative is defined broadly, focusing on the communicative and multimodal aspects of storytelling, whether linear on non-linear. The projects might use the methods of journalism, motion graphics/animation, bookmaking, printmaking, or illustration and comics, and it might start from a standpoint that is either personal, documentary, or curatorial. Through developing their own extensive narrative project, students will gain confidence in defining their individual design approach, and an opportunity to (re)situate one’s own practice within the vast field of visual communication.


Studio teacher: Robynn McPherson


[Student Participants]
Elina Johanna Ahonen
Emma Johansson
Iiris Halme
Kiira Keski-Hakuni
Kornelia Nowak
Oona Raadelma
Ronkanen Katja
Sanni Wessman
Weronika Karska