Service at RIT

Program, school & university service at RIT, 2013 –15


Service Statement 2015 (PDF)
RIT Design Blitz 2014

2014 –15

Junior UX Class Selfie
A Selfie Contest entry from one of Kelly's classes

GD Selfie Awards Party
Food, fun and a break from finals at the Selfie Contest Awards Party

Critique Exchange
Kelly Murdoch-Kitt's senior UX class and Lorrie Frear's graduate typography class exchanged critique on several occasions in 2014


Graphic Design Program

Coordinator/editor: Graphic Design program blog
Coming in 2015: more long-form articles and profile pieces, like the one Kelly wrote in Fall 2014 about Prof. Nancy Bernardo! But don't judge the layout; the CIAS template is very unforgiving.

Co-Manager: Graphic Design program Facebook page

Founder/Manager: Graphic Design program Twitter

Founder/Manager: Graphic Design program Instagram

Organizer: Second Biannual Graphic Design Program “Class Selfie” Photo Contest, Awards & Party

Organizer: Graphic Design Faculty Meetups

Adjunct coordination & mentorship for GRDE-302 (weekly meetings, project and curriculum coordination)

Faculty facilitator: AIGA Student Chapter Spring Break trip to Boston, MA

Guest Critic: Carol Fillip’s senior capstone class

Class Critique exchange: My senior Advanced UX class and Prof. Lorrie Frear’s graduate typography class

Guest: Lorrie Frear’s senior editorial class





RIT Design Blitz 2014
Early team brainstorming at the 2014 RIT Design Blitz. 38 students from 5 design disciplines had 48 hours to propose innovative ways to create connections between campus and community

School of Design

Co-Organizer & Faculty facilitator: School of Design Project M Social Innovation “Design Blitz”

Reviewer: November Open House Portfolio Review

Attended presentation by guest faculty from Dessau

Organized/attended: Project M Book meetings

Advised Industrial Design senior Alex DuPont on thesis project




Art Exhibition

College of Imaging Arts & Sciences

Committee member & collateral design: Rochester–Finger Lakes Middle & High School Art Exhibition

Guest Speaker: CIAS New Faculty Orientation Breakfast

Organizer: Holiday Faculty Meetup

Participant: CIAS Faculty Show, Bevier Gallery




Senior Presentations
Seniors in Kelly's Advanced UX class gave special presentations of their projects, geared toward behavior change around sustainability, to a diverse audience from across the university.

Institute/Public

Portfolio Reviewer: Thought @ Work Conference

Presenter: Poster session at The Office of the Vice President for Research’s Celebration of Research, Student Innovation Hall

Met with guest faculty from Waterford Institute of Technology

Organizer: special senior project presentation




Outside the Institute

Proposal Reviewer: IxDA Education Summit

Proposal Reviewer: "Handbook of Sustainable Design"

2013 –14

Facebook stats
A spike in RIT GD Program Facebook page likes last spring: Since Kelly began co-managing the page in April 2014, page likes have increased from 34 to 644 (as of Aug 2015), thanks to events like the Graphic Design Selfie Contest and weekly "caption this" challenge.

Graphic Design Program

Co-Manager: Graphic Design program Facebook page

Founder/Manager: Graphic Design program Twitter

Thesis Committee Member for Allison Perlman, Visual Communication Design Master’s Candidate

Organizer: First Biannual Graphic Design Program “Class Selfie” Photo Contest, Awards & Party

Organizer: Graphic Design Faculty Meetups




OH YES
OH YES event collateral designed by Jennifer Ho, RIT '14

School of Design

Co-Organizer: School of Design Project M Social Innovation “Design Blitz”

Reviewer: November Open House Portfolio Review

Co-Organizer: OH YES: Open House Year End Showcase




2013 RIT CIAS Faculty Show
2013 RIT CIAS Faculty Show, Bevier Gallery

College of Imaging Arts & Sciences

Participant: CIAS Faculty Show, Bevier Gallery








Imagine RIT 2014
Kelly Murdoch-Kitt's seniors created an engaging environment at RIT's annual creativity and innovation festival to share their interactive projects about water sustainability, which were the product of a cross-cultural collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar.

Institute/Public

Faculty sponsor: Senior design exhibits at Imagine RIT (campus-wide creativity and innovation festival)

Focus Subcommittee: Organizational Agility Task Force (part of Institute’s Strategic Plan)

Organized special public exhibition and presentations of senior projects

Attended presentation and met with guest faculty from Malmö




Downtown Rochester
Fast Forward Film Festival debuts in Rochester, NY February 2014

Outside the Institute

Faculty supporter/liaison: Fast Forward Film Festival