Graphic Design

Jiaqin Lian

At one time or another, each of us has experienced verbal abuse, leaving us feeling attacked, whether on the Internet or in real life. It’s an all too easy offense to wage, happening time and time again. Rather than changing behavior, we should change consciousness. Be strong but not hard. Be soft but not yield. Empathy = Forgiveness = Peace informs the structure of this thesis.

I use irony to shift perspective on verbal abuse, juxtaposing audio and visual narratives: we see one story, but hear another. I want my design to deliver a positive attitude about verbal abuse.