3D Typography

A signature course for the UIC School of Design, Sharon developed the curriculum and teaches it on a regular basis. Creating letterforms through analog methods, junior-level students learn type anatomy, spatial design constructs, physical processes, accuracy and handcrafting skills. The project is inspired by prior investigations in experimental typography. 

Melt | Sharon Oiga                                                           

Castle, Natalie Spurlock | Reflect, Christopher Inthavong | Mini, Yawen Lin | 2018 | UIC School of Design

Vector, Ali Khan | Ghost, Grace Spee | 2018 | UIC School of Design

Trash to Treasure | Sarah Kuether | 2018 | UIC School of Design

Point | Brandon Balbin | 2018 | UIC School of Design

Arc | Yingtang Lu | 2018 | UIC School of Design

Shine | Jacob Behling | 2017 | UIC School of Design

Build | Jeff Torres | 2017 | UIC School of Design

Lit | Steen Haugsted | 2017 | UIC School of Design

Turn | Vanessa Martinez | 2017 | UIC School of Design

Mobl | Amanda Sanchez | From course co-taught with Jay Oh | 2015 | UIC School of Design

Gothic | Katherine Edwards | From course co-taught with Jay Oh | 2015 | UIC School of Design

Zip | Kristine Lee | 2014 | From course co-taught with Jay Oh | UIC School of Design

Gelly | Robert Schulz | 2014 | From course co-taught with Jay Oh | UIC School of Design

96 Colors | Kosti Marko | 2014 | From course co-taught with Jay Oh | UIC School of Design

Shadow Sphere | Kimi Oyama | 2014 | From course co-taught with Jay Oh | UIC School of Design

Braidy Bunch | Alexa Viscius | 2010 | UIC School of Design

Pop Out | Claudia Olariu | 2010 | UIC School of Design

Ink | Amy Cawvey | 2010 | UIC School of Design

Laser Type | Kevin Beronilla | 2009 | UIC School of Design

Flourish | Nicole Stormer | 2009 | UIC School of Design

Material/Immaterial | ICFF exhibition of industrial design works and graphic design type objects, NYC | 2018 | UIC School of Design
How is design—the process and methods for making—engaged by the material of which it is composed? How is it engaged when dealing with immateriality, such as light, sound, and feel? Design embraces the unique qualities of a material and expresses its spirit, and design is inspired by what can be achieved with immaterial effects.

ABC 3D+2D Issue 7 | Publication of course work | 2018 | UIC School of Design

ABC 3D+2D Issue 6 | Jeff Torres | Publication of course work | 2017 | UIC School of Design

ABC 3D+2D Issue 4 | Paul Zdon | Publication of course work | 2015 | UIC School of Design

ABC 3D+2D Issue 1 | Alexander Giraldo | Publication of course work | 2013 | UIC School of Design