The course Female Rulers From Antiquity to Today is part of Georgetown University's new Bachelor of Liberal Studies program.
As the Visual Graphics Designer for this project, I was responsible for designing the main course image, video graphics, and page breakers. I also participated in group research for the historical images and the graphs used to cite their sources. For the lecture videos, I made edits and added text highlights from the script.
The use of page breakers was a very nice touch for the course. Each icon used is representative of the time and culture in which these women ruled. The majority of time spent on the icons was used for research about their respective cultures.
Queen Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt. The crook and flail was a symbol for the pharaoh's authority. The crook represented kingship, and the flail represented the fertility of the land.
Indira Gandhi, India's first woman Prime Minister. This was based off her political party's symbol, which featured a mother cow nursing her calf.
Empress Wu Zetian of the Tang Dynasty in China. The icon is a simplified version of a pheonix, or female dragon, which is considered to be a symbol of women's power.
Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii's last ruler. The two Kāhili are symbols of royalty, and would follow the royals where ever they went in the hands of a Kāhili bearer.
Queen Elizabeth II of England. She wore many different crowns and tiaras during her 70 year reign and was the longest ruling monarch in British history.