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WeekIn-Class TopicsOutside Projects & Assignments

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Jan 24

right arrow Introduction to Graphic Design II
right arrow Syllabus Overview
right arrow Using delaGate:

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right arrow Sketch preparation
right arrow Presentation & Craftsmanship

 


right arrow AIGA-The Design Brief PDF icon

PLEASE NOTE: Action items are in Red.

 

right arrow Project 1 Introduction
Concept Form PDF icon

 

right arrow Homework: Project 1 rough layouts.
right arrow Class work: Lateral thinking techniques &
activities.

right arrow Exercises:

Road Signs

My Kid can do that!

How'd ya spell that?

Cardboard box

 

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Jan 31

right arrow Concept formation techniques.
right arrow Journaling.

right arrow Literary Magazine Design Brief

right arrow Project 1 sketches
right arrow Concept Form for Project 1

right arrow Exercises:
Avoid Ambiguity.pdf

Concept Staters.pdf

Einstein's Riddle
Kickstart your creativity.pdf

 

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Feb 7

right arrow Creative Thinking
right arrow Magazine design

Anatomy of a magazine layout

right arrow Table of Contents design


right arrow Project 1 workday

right arrow Project 1 cover/back cover roughs

2 different concepts/one more fully developed

right arrow Project 1 critique–spreads 3:30pm

work on spreads in class

 


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Feb 14

right arrow Poster/Program Design

right arrow Project 1 preliminary critique
Covers, Interior cover, Table of Contents,
3 spreads

 

right arrow Project 2 Intro
Theater Poster/program

right arrow Homework: Project 2 rough layouts.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Poster: 17" x 22"

Program: 8.5" x 11" folded to 8.5" x 5.5"

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right arrow Musical web site

right arrow You Tube

right arrow Wikipedia

 

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Feb 21

right arrow In-Class Workday

right arrow Project 1 preliminary critique
Covers, Interior cover, Table of Contents,
3 spreads

 

right arrow Project 2 Intro
Theater Poster/program

 

right arrow Homework: Project 2 rough layouts.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Poster: 17" x 22"

Program: 8.5" x 11" folded to 8.5" x 5.5"

image Don't do this!

 

right arrow Musical web site

right arrow You Tube

right arrow Wikipedia

 

 


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Feb 28

right arrow In-Class Workday

right arrow Project 1 Final Critique
Covers, Interior cover, Table of Contents,
3 spreads

right arrow Project 2 sketches

right arrow Project 2 roughs (in-class)

 

 


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Mar 7

right arrow Package Design Intro

 

right arrow Working in 3 Dimensions with
Non-traditional materials


right arrow Poster Design/program Preliminary Critique


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Mar 14

right arrow Package Design links:
www.thedietline.com

www.smashingmagazine.com

www.tutorial9.net

www.imagineinc-usa.com

www.1stwebdesigner.com

www.louisefili.com

 

right arrow Package Design workday

 

right arrow Poster Design/Program Critique #2

 

right arrow Package Design Project #3.pdf

 

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Mar 21

NO CLASSES – SPRING BREAK


right arrow Package Design sketches via email

 

 

 

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Mar 28

right arrow Package Design workday

right arrow Package Design roughs

 

 

 

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Apr 4

right arrowPackage Design workday


right arrow Package Design roughs

 

 

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Apr 11


right arrow Preliminary Critique #3 – 12:30pm

 

 

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Apr 18

right arrowIntro to Interface Design

right arrow Critique #3 – 12:30pm

 

right arrow Interface Design Project.pdf

 

 

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Apr 25

right arrow Interface Design presentations

 

right arrow Book design workshop

right arrow Artist Book Presentation PDF image

right arrowInterface Design: How to present

right arrow Interface Design sketches/roughs
Flowchart & two pages in black marker

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May 2

right arrow Interface Design workday

right arrow Interface Design sketches/roughs
Four completed pages on computer

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May 9

right arrow Interface Design workday

right arrow Interface Design Preliminary Critique

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May 16

right arrow Final Critique

right arrow Critique #4 Interface Design
(Video presentations)

NOTE: Calendar topics and activities subject to change.

 

 

 

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COURSE CONTENT & TIMELINE

Semester: Spring 2014

Syllabus

COURSE RESOURCES
Creativity Links
CreativeThinking.net
Creative Thinking Techniques
10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking
MindMeister
MindNode
bubbl.us
Creative Whack Pack
Lateral Thinking (Wikipedia)

Student teams

Textbook: NONE
Recommended Textbook:
Graphic Design: The New Basics
Design Basics Index

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Materials List:


  • 19 x 24 Tracing Pad
    (Beinfang is a good brand)
  • Black Sharpie markers, Fine
    and Ultra Fine points
  • Black presentation board to mount
    all final projects
  • Bookbinding supplies as needed
  • Portable Hard Drive
  • High-quality Epson printing papers

 

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Most graphic design resources have the call numbers; NC997 to NC999 and Z244 to Z246,
also look in NC 1002 and 1505.

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LABELS FOR ART SHOW PDF image

 

 

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 Birds
 Conservation
 Space/Science

 

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S. FreyThe Insectarium
J. HillRavishing
A. JohnsonHoodwink
A. KatzeVenom
C. KeenanMantis
T. KlausPlex
Z. LiuChirping Bugs
K. NeiloniPods
R. NewlinOwls
I. PickettEmbrace the Cult
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Updated: 4/18/14