2D Design  Students will explore the world of 2D design with a strong emphasis on concept design. This course covers both software and hardware, but ultimately the focus is on idea development. We will be covering elements of the Adobe Creative suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and a number of other applications. Topics include design, illustration, digital painting, imaging, and animation using professional software applications. This class is ideal for artists, designers, photographers, and students pursuing careers in engineering, industrial design, or architecture.  LAB FEE: $20 is required for design supplies and materials.


[EXAMPLE]✅  "What Inspires You?" Inspiration Board   Due  1/18
"Who Are You?" Paragraph about you.   Due 1/18
Create Google Site  Due 1/18
Turn in Portfolio Address  2G   Due 1/26


[EXAMPLE] 2D Warm-up  Panda-monium   Due 1/24 AI Generated Art Due 1/24Pen Tool Due 1/26Installing   &  Manipulating Fonts    Due 2/17 Illustrator  Initials  3/28-3/30 Laser Cut Paper  Initials  3/28-3/30  Image Tracing 4/12-4/14 Image Tracing Cartoon  4/14-4/18 Image Tracing Photo 4/18 -4/20

Extra Credit   Leather Keychain   Leather Keychain Press  Leather Bracelet

Mini Project -Bracelet   [EXAMPLE]

IDEA EXPLORATION[NOTES]    [EXAMPLE] Leather Bracelet Inspiration Board   Due 2/17✅  *Annotated Due 2/17  Design Analysis, and Reflection 2/17-2/22  State Design Objective 2/17-2/22
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT[NOTES]    [EXAMPLE] Measuring wrist size 2/27-3/3 Template in Illustrator 2/27-3/3 Thumbnail Sketching  Annotation  2/3-3/9  Development Sketches 3/3-3/15   Annotations & Reflections  3/3-3/15    Development Illustrator Sketch  3/3-3/17   Final Concept Design 3/3-3/17  Final Reflection Due  ____________________
CREATION PROCESS  (*OPTIONAL)[NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]⬜  Daily Process Documentation & Reflection                -  Visual Progression               -  Ongoing Reflection & Justifications

FINAL PROJECT & REFLECTION  3/17 - 3/28[NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]  Final Concept   Final Concept Reflection                -  Success                -  Improvements

Final Project (Laser Cut?)

INITIAL IDEA EXPLORATION 2/3 -2/13[NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]Initial Design Project Inspiration Board  1/18 - 2/7
✅  Narrowed Focus LASER Cutter Inspiration Board   2/3 - 2/9
  State Initial Focus 2/7 - 2/13
IDEA EXPLORATION 2/15 -2/17[NOTES]    [EXAMPLE] Focused Inspiration Board   Inspiration board  *Annotated 2/14 - 3/13 Thoughts, Analysis, & Reflection 2/15 -3/26 State Design Objective  2/15 -3/26
 Gantt Chart   3/1/23 - 3/3/23
 Design Objective Reflection & Resources 
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 3/27-4/21  Thumbnail Sketching Due  [NOTES]    [EXAMPLE] Thumbnail Reflection/Annotate  
Research & Resources [NOTES] [EXAMPLE]
 Development Sketches [NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]  Design Development Sketch Reflection
  Final Concept Design [NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]
✅  Documentation & Reflection 1st Check on 2/242nd Check on  4/33rd Check on 4/21Final Check on 5/12
               - Daily Process      -  Visual Progression               -  Ongoing Reflection & Justifications_________________________________________________________________________[NOTES]    [EXAMPLE]  Documentation & Reflection                - Daily Process      -  Visual Progression               -  Ongoing Reflection & Justifications
FINAL PROJECT & REFLECTION  5/19 [NOTES]     [EXAMPLE] Final Project Images & Video  Final Reflection -  Successes w/ Images-  Improvements  w/ Images-  Favorite & Worst Part of the project

Cell Phone Use Policy

2D Design Planning Gantt Chart for Semester 2

Student Assessment: Students are assessed based on Three main areas, foundation skills, developing ideas, & independent project & skills development.  This is more of holistic approach which is student-centered and promotes a growth mindset.

Student grade is based on three main areas:

Grading is competency based 1-6; which is more holistic, student-centered, and promotes a growth mindset.  Students are able to practice mastery of competencies and skills without the penalty of receiving a poor grade and creates an opportunity for students to learn from their mistakes.  

Standards to Grade Conversion

6 = Industry Level Mastery 6/4 = A+ / 110 

5 = Advanced Mastery 5/4 = A+ / 105 

4 = Mastery 4/4 = A / 95

3 = Partial Mastery 3/4 = B / 85

2 = Developing 2/4 = C / 75

1 = Emerging 1/4 = D / 65 

0 = Emerging 1/4 = F / 40 

Independent Project & Skill Development: This assesses the student's ability to independently learn new technical skills and their ability to manage an independent project.  My goal is to foster an environment that promotes intrinsic skill and project exploration.  Ultimately giving students an opportunity, the tools, and an environment, to explore their passions and/or future careers. 

Developing Ideas (Ideation) is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas.Students will follow a design process of creating, developing and communicating abstract, concrete or visual ideas based on their interests  related to the course content.  

Developing Foundational Skills emphasizes building foundational skills which are software & hardware specific, based on each course strand.  Each student will apply gained skills to mini projects, documenting creating the solutions.   They can be demonstrated through teacher guided assignments OR can be demonstrated through independent student projects.