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The WVU Rural Tourism Design Team co-created branding, planning, and storytelling to share, protect and connect Tucker County, WV culture for visitors and residents.

Tucker Culture logo

Project partners


Graphic Design

Eve Faulkes, WVU Professor of Graphic Design and a team of senior students led the branding initiative of the project. 

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the design process

Landscape Architecture

Peter Butler, WVU Professor of Landscape Architecture, Jacquelyn Strager, Research Coordinator, and Carly Clevenstine, LA masters student, developed environmental designs for the project. 

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WVU Extension

Doug Arbogast, WVU Extension Rural Tourism Specialist; Daniel Eades, Rural Economist; Jinyang Deng, Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources; and Michael Dougherty, Community Planning Specialist of WVU Extension, led data collection and planning aspects of the project.

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The Tucker County Cultural District Authority, established by the WV Legislature, along with the Benedum Foundation and participating citizens provided valuable input. 

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About the project

Transdisciplinary partnerships improve upon interdisciplinary experiences by being immersed in the project at once and allowing partners to share assets rather than separately provide expertise. Trust and communication are gained through faculty members and our community partners. 

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