Graphic Design

Graphic Design, Fall 2015

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works". ~Steve Jobs

There are two elements of graphic design you need to know: how to turn an idea into a visual message, and what you can bring to it as an artist.



 



 In-Class Assignments

5B Fri. 1/29
  • Make sure all work is in google folders
  • Put PSD files in the PSD File Folder in google
  • Final Reflection
5W Thurs. 1/28
  • Complete CORNERSTONEBBM T-Shirt Design
  • Take screenshots of all versions of BBM Tshirt and print
  • Put PSD files in the PSD File Folder in google
  • Put jpg files in the jpg folder
  • Final Reflection
5B Wed. 1/27
  • Submit work to LMC Art Competition
  • Complete rubric for bbm t-shirt
5W Tues.  1/26
  • Hear final feedback from Carrie
  • Rework designs and submit to the FINAL BBM TSHIRT, 2016 FOLDER 
  • submit work to LMC Art Competition
  • Complete rubric for bbm t-shirt

Thurs. & Fri. 1/21 & 1/22
  • Listen to feedback from Carrie
  • re-work CORNERSTONEBBM T-Shirt Design
  • 2 fronts & 1 back in 2nd draft folder by end of class today, Friday, 1/22
Tues. & Wed. 1/19 & 1/20
Thurs. & Fri. 1/14 & 15
Wed. 11/13, WHITE DAY
  • Finish Linoleum prints, sign and label
  • Complete the rubric, reflection, & blog post

Mon. & Tues. 1/11 & 1/12
Carrie - Guest Speaker to introduce the CORNERSTONEBBM T-Shirt Design


Wed. & Thurs. 1/6 & 1/7
Continue 
Thurs. 1/7 - Carrie Blakeman to class for presentation of the BBM Tennis Tournament T-Shirt

Mon. & Tues. 1/4 & 1/5
Continue 
Mon. & Tues. 12/21 & 12/22
Thurs. & Fri. 12/17 & 12/18
DUE: P5B: Thurs. 12/17
          P5W: Fri. 12/18
2 finished, sketches for linoleum prints, 4x6
Tues. & Wed. 12/15 & 12/16
DUE: P5B: Thurs. 12/17
          P5W: Fri. 12/18
2 finished, sketches for linoleum prints, 4x6

Fri. & Mon. 12/11 & 14
Complete rubric, reflection, and blog post in class.
Due: Fri. 12/11 & P5B, 
Mon. 12/14 P5W

Wed. & Thurs. 12/9 & 12/10
Mon & Tues. 12/7 & 12/8
  • Discuss the LMC ArtEffect flyer & Unsung Hero Portraits
  • Share ideas/give feedback for Magazine Covers/CD covers

Mon. & Tues. 11/30 & 12/1
Mon. & Tues. 11/23 &11/24
  • Irena Sendler Story
  • Post 2 LMC, ArtEffect Flyer Designs on your blog, include the purpose
  • Submit both in the shared google photos folder
Wed. & Thurs. 11/18 & 19
Share feedback for ArtEffect Posters;
Rework posters
Due
5B - Tues. 11/24
5W - Mon. 11/23

Mon & Tues. 11/16 & 17
Finish portrait;
Work on Artist's Statement for Unsung hero portrait
Artwork and Artist's Statement Due
5B - Wed. 11/18
5W - Thurs. 11/19

Thurs. 11/12 & Fri. 11/13
Continue work on Unsung hero portrait
Due
5B - Mon. 11/16
5W - Tues. 11/17

Mon. 11/9 & Tues. 11/10
Continue work on Unsung hero portrait
Due
5B - Mon. 11/16
5W - Tues. 11/17
Thurs. 11/5 & Fri. 11/6
Reflection on VIA field trip: On your blog, using a well-developed paragraph, explain "the highlights of our trip to VIA": What you found fascinating and what you want to remember". 

Wed. 11/4
Field Trip to VIA!!

Mon. 11/2 & Tues. 11/3
Prepare presentation for VIA

Thurs. 10/29 & Fri. 10/30
Be prepared to share very concrete ideas to the class on Mon. 11/2

Tues. 10/27 & Wed. 10/28
Continue work on Unsung hero portrait

Fri 10/23 & Mon. 10/26
Continue work on Unsung hero portrait

Wed. 10/21 & Thurs. 10/22
Continue work on Unsung hero portrait
Goal: end of week 10/28 & 10/30, final work ready for feedback

Mon. 10/19 & Tues. 10/20
Edit your "Brainstorming" blog post and include the following:
  1. Name of your hero
  2. Media you will use
  3. Describe your intention for your artwork (what exactly will you include? Imagery, quotes, maps, etc) Be specific. 
  4. Photograph your plan/layout and post on your blog as well
CORNERSTONE: Continue Unsung hero portrait

Wed. 10/14 & Thurs. 10/15, Fri. 10/16
Complete the "Brainstorming" blog post in class

Tues. 10/13 - 5W
Wed. & Thurs. 10/7 & 10/8
Mon. & Tues. 10/5 & 10/6
Class discussion, adjective designs
Review the criteria for "re-designing the LMC ArtEffect flyer"

Thurs. & Fri. 10/1 & 10/2

Tues. & Wed. 9/29 & 9/30
5W - Thurs. 10/1
5B - Fri 10/2. 9/30


Fri. & Mon. 9/25 &9/28, 5W & 5B
Wed. & Thurs., 9/23 & 24, 5W & 5B

Mon. & Tues. 9/20, 21 - 5W & 5B
  • Review reflective writing rubric and discuss responses
  • Introduction to Photoshop and continue working on Adjective Designs
Fri. 9/18 - 5B
Thurs. 9/17 - 5W
Wed. 9/16 - 5B
Tues. 9/15 - 5W
  • Make Folders and Assign Shelves
  • Finish Ice-Cream Sign 
  • Go to blogger.com and create a new blog titled: (your name) "Melissa's Grand Graphic Design Portfolio"
  • Address should be, yhsmelissaGDfall2015;
  • Choose a theme that is simple in design; one that will not compete with your work;
  • You can put an image and/or tagline in the header (sample graphic design blog)
  • Set up Flickr account and link from Blog
  • Join Google Classroom
  • Reflect on ice-cream design process and productfinish for hw, due on Thurs. 9/17


    Mon. 9/14 - 5B
    Blog Set Up:
    • Go to blogger.com and create a new blog titled: (your name) "Melissa's Grand Graphic Design Portfolio"
    • Address should be, yhsmelissaGDfall2015;
    • Choose a theme that is simple in design; one that will not compete with your work;
    • You can put an image and/or tagline in the header (sample graphic design blog)
    • Set up Flickr account and link from Blog
    • Join Google Classroom
    • Show & Discuss:
    Thurs. 9/10 & Fri. 9/11
    • Finish Ice-Cream Sign Design Challenge
    • Discuss process and product
    Tues. 9/8 & Wed. 9/9
    (10-15 min) - Introductions - m&m/skittles activity
    (30 min) Watch the Video,  Day in the Life: Graphic DesignerClass Discussion - what surprised you, what do you want to remember?
    (15 min) Class expectations and course overview
    Show: Why Design & Technology? (Parsons)
    (15 min) Spaghetti Design Challenge, discussion, debrief
    (Remainder of class) Ice-Cream Sign Design Challenge








     What is Graphic Design?


    VIA Field Trip, Wed. 11/4, 11am





    File Formatting:
    • Screenshot image for uploading to your blog
    • Save PSD on your computer for continuous editing
    • SAVE AS, Jpeg, "maximum" size for uploading to Flickr


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