GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION 2

Three main things will be considered when evaluating a student’s design work:

 

Effort - visible in the work and/or demonstrated in class; spend quality time on your work!

Creativity - how original your work is

Following Directions - did you explore the assignment as given?

SUPPLY LIST FOR CLASSES:

Pen /Pencil

1 Subject Notebook

2-inch 3-ring binder

8GB Flash Drive

Class Syllabus|Rules

3rd 6 Weeks

Technology Use

 

Students should have all devices on silent mode and put away when I am teaching. If you are doing independent work you may listen to music with one ear-bud in your ear.

 

GRADING POLICY

 

Student grades for this course will be calculated according to the following percentages:

  • 50% Major projects
  • 50% Small Projects / Practice Assignments
  • On time maximum credit: 100%
  • Late work maximum credit: 70% (10 points off per day late)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

As a result of taking this class, you should be able to:

Work professionally within a team.

• Plan and execute a project as a team.

Build a project gradually using thumbnail sketches and mockups.

 

In addition to the comprehensive objectives, you should be able to:

Be able to identify and use the appropriate software for the work/projects you need to complete in class.

 

How Do I Make Up Missing or Incomplete Work?

You are working in as part of a team, and as such your work contributes to the team, don't let your team members down and be sure to communicate with them if you need help or are having trouble getting your part of the project completed.

You are expected to keep up with lessons and projects in class. Keep track of course assignments and due dates at this website. Late or incomplete work can be turned in during the same six weeks for a reduced score of 10 points per day. If the work is late due to an excused absence, you will have one extra school day per day of excused absence to complete it without a reduction in grade.

Please let me know as soon as you have submitted a late assignment. Otherwise I will not know to look for it.

 

Open Lab - the lab is open at 8:00 am every morning for students to come in and work.

 

Design Room Rules

Refer to the Student Handbook for school-wide rules. We have design room rules too:

1. Don’t prevent me from teaching.

2. Don’t prevent others from learning.

3. Be safe.

4. Keep things clean.

 

What Do those 4 Rules Really Mean Day-to-Day?

Here are some examples to show you what I mean. These are examples. Use your common sense when interpreting these rules.

Don’t prevent me from teaching.

• Don’t speak while I am instructing the class.

• Raise your hand if you wish to speak, and wait for me to call on you.

• Don’t interrupt when I am giving personal attention to another student.

Don’t prevent others from learning.

• Don’t behave in a disruptive or distracting way.

• Don’t engage in lengthy off-topic conversations.

• Keep the volume of your voice down.

• No singing, rapping, or other disruptive noises.

Be safe.

• Don’t throw, toss, flick, or roll anything across the table, floor, or classroom.

• Don’t roll across the classroom in your chair.

• Use classroom materials in a safe manner.

• Don’t behave in any way that threatens harm to anyone or our equipment.

Keep things clean.

• Clean up after yourself so your station is ready for the next student.

• Return classroom materials to the proper storage place.

• Don’t eat messy things that can leave residue on the computers.

• Keep your language clean.

Professional Skills Grade

It is my job to help you develop positive work behaviors and personal qualities needed to be employable by demonstrating skills related to seeking employment , creating work samples and earning certifications. Each week you will earn a "professional skills grade" for your professional conduct in class by following the Design Room Rules and following the 4 Rules detailed above.

Week 1 - November 27 - December 1

 Fan Art - Due Friday, December 8th

10 - 10<> 3 - 3<>

Choose a real person (as long as it is school appropriate) and find a reference image to create your own fan art in Adobe Illustrator or adobe Photoshop using  all of the skills you have learned to create a digital painting. (DO NOT USE FILTERS IN PHOTOSHOP ON A PHOTOGRAPH!)

check out youtube for videos on techniques you can use!

 

Project Steps -

You will create 2 Artboards in either your Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop document and keep a copy of each step of this project on separate artboards. (These are 2 separate grades!)

 

  • Create a new Illustrator/Photoshop document that is 11 x17 inches with 2 Artboards and choose the orientation appropriate for your image.
  • Name your Illustrator/Photoshop document LastNameF_FanArt
  • Find your reference image and save it to your documents folder. [File --> Place -- be sure to Embed your image]
  • Turn in your file electronically and a printed copy to the tray (be sure your name is on it)
  • Due December 8th

 

Step 1: Create a line art of the object you have selected.

 

Name your Artboard - Line Art

Be sure to create CLOSED paths if you are using Illustrator.

(You may want to organize each of step inside it's own layer --- Layers can be placed inside other layers.)

Step 2: Color Your Line Art Using Coloring/Shading Techniques of your choice.

NOTE: I should not see that you "painted" color with the Brush tool!

Your final image should include the person/character's name and give yourself credit.

 

Photoshop Digital Painting

 

Illustrator Vector Fan Art

 

Week 2 - December 4 - December 8

 Fan Art - Due Friday, December 8th

10 - 10<> 3 - 3<>

Choose a real person (as long as it is school appropriate) and find a reference image to create your own fan art in Adobe Illustrator or adobe Photoshop using  all of the skills you have learned to create a digital painting. (DO NOT USE FILTERS IN PHOTOSHOP ON A PHOTOGRAPH!)

check out youtube for videos on techniques you can use!

 

Project Steps -

You will create 2 Artboards in either your Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop document and keep a copy of each step of this project on separate artboards. (These are 2 separate grades!)

 

  • Create a new Illustrator/Photoshop document that is 11 x17 inches with 2 Artboards and choose the orientation appropriate for your image.
  • Name your Illustrator/Photoshop document LastNameF_FanArt
  • Find your reference image and save it to your documents folder. [File --> Place -- be sure to Embed your image]
  • Turn in your file electronically and a printed copy to the tray (be sure your name is on it)
  • Due December 8th

 

Step 1: Create a line art of the object you have selected.

 

Name your Artboard - Line Art

Be sure to create CLOSED paths if you are using Illustrator.

(You may want to organize each of step inside it's own layer --- Layers can be placed inside other layers.)

Step 2: Color Your Line Art Using Coloring/Shading Techniques of your choice.

NOTE: I should not see that you "painted" color with the Brush tool!

Your final image should include the person/character's name and give yourself credit.

 

Photoshop Digital Painting

 

Illustrator Vector Fan Art

 

Week 3 - December 11 - December 15

Adobe and Coca-Cola Announce Global Creative Challenge

 

Here’s what you need to do next

Are you ready to join our talented international community of creatives, and share your artistic vision? If so,

 

 

You can also check out the online gallery for artwork and videos from designers around the globe that will inspire you to put your ideas into motion and support Special Olympics.

 

Whether you’re in graphic design, photography, motion graphics, 3D, or illustration, we want to see what you do best. Visit this page to learn how you can share your vision with the world.

 

 

Week 4 - December 18 - December 20

Project 2: Logo/branding for a Performing Arts Center

 

Step 1: Researching your project due Friday, November 3rd - presentations will be on Monday, November 6th

Step 1a: Research different performing arts centers. (this will be presented to the group)

  1. Find 6 really interesting and well designed centers/ organizations' logos
  2. Find 6 really badly designed centers/ organizations' logos (Make sure they are American based performing arts centers.)
  3. Gather 12 links, take screen grabs of websites, and gather as much information on these 12 centers. Create a report on your findings.
    (Do NOT just choose the first 10 you see in Google. Be selective).
  4. Provide a sentence explaining why they are badly designed or nicely designed.

 

Step 1b: Redesign Choices - you will be redesigning the logo

  1. Provide a first, second, and third choice of center logos that you want to redesign. (these do not have to be on the bad logo list)
  2. Make sure these centers are not small centers or specialized centers.

 

Print a copy and turn in electronically.

 

Examples of stages of logo design - courtesy of Paula DiMarco, roadworkdesign@sbcglobal.net

 

Step 2: Work in illustrator for type treatment

 

Doing Type Treatments:

Type treatments need to be done before you can even think about sketching. Everyone needs to do thumbnails by hand on tracing paper. However, before the sketches you need to treat your type with the proper typeface, kerning, caps/no caps, and other adjustments.

Use classic typefaces that stand the test of time. Stay away from trendy faces.

 

Type setting:

  • leading
  • kerning
  • sizing
  • outlining type vs. stroking type
  • conducting type treatments

 

Doing the type Treatments:

  • Making multiple pages in Illustrator
  • Making a PDF of your type treatment

 

Step 2a: Type Treatments Brainstorm (turn in PDF) - Due Thursday, November 9th

  1. Begin type treatments for names.
    (Start on a 11 x 17 page, but make it bigger if you need more space.)
  2. Logo Brainstorm with at least 20 type faces but you should try a lot more.
    • Combine upper and lowercase treatments.
    • Use bold with light faces together.
    • Stack type but do not skew or distort.
  3. Make sure you adjust kerning as needed.
  4. Remember, this is a performing art center logo, so classic typefaces are the best faces to use.
  5. You can look at different typefaces that are free, but they should be ones designers would use.
  6. Save your file, with editable text, as LastnameF-PACtype.ai
  7. Save another version of all that you have done as Outlined type and save as .pdf
  8. Label your file as LastnameF-PACtype-outlined.pdf

 

Step 2b: Type Treatment Hand Sketches - Due Monday, November 13th

Find the best combination of type treatment, symbol and placement to create an effective logo.

1. Type treatment (print out type treatment)

2. Hand sketches using the typefaces treated

3. Generating solutions in graphic software

4. Finalizing the best logo solutions, by making aesthetic design decisions.

NOTE: As you work, don't forget to look at your logos you researched, look at the logos on the assignment sheet and also look at these logos for inspiration.

 Week 5 - January 3 - January 5

Week 6 - January 8 - January 12

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