Adele Ball wears many caps including:
1. Co-faculty at the mOb StudiO
2. Design Session Director and Design Witch (ask me about graphic design and magic) at the Storefront for Community Design
3. Co-Director of Corner Office
4. Project Manager of Monument Avenue: General Devotion, General Demotion
5. Graphic Designer
1. The mOb StudiO joins the departments of Fashion, Graphic, and Interior Design at Virginia Commonwealth University to work on a range of experimental design, architecture, and social justice projects. Each semester, mOb students work in teams on 10-15 projects that come directly from the community through our partnership with the Storefront for Community Design. We believe that good design makes a healthier city where city-dwellers participate more fully with their environment, government, and their culture.
2. The Storefront for Community Design is a non-profit organization that provides low-cost design assistance, youth empowerment programming through design education, and community engagement. The SFCD has been open for 6 years and is located in downtown Richmond and in the Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC) in Richmond’s Northside neighborhood of Highland Park.
3. Corner Office is an experimental gallery space in Scott’s Addition that showcases women and gender non-conforming artists at the beginning of their careers.
4. Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion is an international design ideas competition inviting planners, architects, designers, artists, and individuals to reimagine Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, culminating in an exhibition at The Valentine Museum.
5. Adele Ball earned an MFA from VCU in 2016, and a BA from Scripps College in 2012. Her graphic design work explores social and environmental justice in the United States and Virginia through fiction writing, image-making, quilting, and publication.