Process I

First day of classes

Program, Course, and Sign off Booklet Overview.

- Self Paced Courses & Canvas

How It Works: The Process

Homework:
Read Chp. 1 Introduction: The Graphic Design Profession

Tech I

Who is this guy?

How did you get here?

Why should I listen to you?

Why are you here?

How will you grade me?

Is there a textbook?

How do I know when things are due?

Are there materials I need to purchase?

Will I get a job?

What do I need to bring to class next time we meet?

Where is the syllabus?

How does the program work?

What are the course expecations?

What is the philosophy?

What is the homework for tonight?

1. Watch the video on "The New Culture of Learning" and answer the questions provided in class.

2. Read over Self Paced Syllabus and complete Lesson 1 of Adobe Illustrator: User Interface

Tech I

Program Philosophy Overview

What is the Adobe Creative Cloud?

What are the skill sets I need to learn for the 1st project?

How do I access the software applications?

How do I access the printers?

How do the Illustrator type tools, character and layer panels work?

How do I access and choose fonts using LinoType Font Explorer?

How do I place a photograph into Illustrator?

Where do I save my files?

How do you want files and folders saved?

In Class Illustrator Exercise

Homework:
Work on Illustrator Self Paced Project I

Process I

Proj: Process Page
Step 1 sign-off: Research, due BOC on server


Everything is a Remix

Lecture: Layout Basics-Part 1

Proj: Process Page
begin Step 2: Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development, WIC

Sample: Thumbnail Sketches

Process I

Creative Bootcamp

Lecture: Layout Basics-Part 2

Proj: Personal Page
Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development, WIC

Homework:
Read Chp 2: Graphic Design, The Basics (pgs 19-42)

Tech I

- Go over project competencies

- Set up folders

- Clipping Masks

- Mood Board Template Overview & Exercise

Process I

Proj:Personal Page
Step 2 sign-off: Thumbnail Sketches DUE BOC, scanned, on server


Critique: Thumbnail Sketches

Proj: Personal Page
begin Mood Boards, WIC

Tech I

- Folder Creation and Exercise 2 Due on Server

- Overview of Digital Camera and equipment in lab

- Work on Mood Boards and Roughs

Process I

Proj: Personal Page
Step 3 sign-off: Mood Boards DUE BOC, on server


Lecture: Typography Basics, part 1, Typographic Hierarchy and Grid System

Illustrator, setting up grids

Proj: Personal Page
begin Roughs, WIC

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Process I

Proj: Personal Page
Roughs, WIC

Lecture: Typography Basics, part 2, Typefaces and Fonts, Font Book, adding and exporting fonts

Lecture: Gestalt Principles (Pgs. 36-37, Chp 2)

Tech I

- Non-destructive editing.

- File formats and resolution

- Photoshop Selection Tools and Layer Masks

- Work on rough designs

Process I

Proj: Personal Page
Step 4 sign-off: Roughs DUE BOC, on server


Critique: Roughs

Tech I

Proj: Personal Page
Step 5 sign-off: Technology Strategy


-Exercise 4 Due on Server

-Work on Final Designs

Process I

Lecture: Design Basics

Proj: Personal Page
begin Final Design, WIC

Process I

Proj: Personal Page
Step 6 sign-off: Final Design DUE BOC, on server


Critique: Final Design

Homework:
Read Chp 11: Branding and Visual Identity, (pgs 240-281)

Tech I


Step 8 signoff: Final Deliverable(s) and Print Checklist Due

Color 8.5"x11" print out due.

• Self Assess for both Process & Technology and hand in booklet


10:00 - 11AM
Graphic Design Club Speakers:
Ryan Green and Tyler Hawotte

Process I

8:30-10:30 meet with clients/photographers

Proj: Logo/GSG
begin Research WIC

Process I

Proj: Logo/GSG
Step 1 sign-off: Research DUE BOC, on server


Lecture: Branding Standards Guides

Proj: Logo/GSG
begin Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development WIC

Homework:
Read Chp 5: Creativity and Concept Generation (pgs 97-105)

Tech I

Overview of Logo/Graphic Standards Guide Competencies

Process I

Proj: Logo/GSG
Thumbnail Sketches/Concepts Development WIC

Written, 5 concepts identified.

Lecture: TBD

Tech I

Overview of InDesign
- Facing Pages
- Pagination
- Printer Spreads

Exercise 6

Process I

Proj: Logo/GSG
Step 2 sign-off: Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development DUE BOC


Critique: Sketches

Process I

Proj: Logo/GSG
Step 3 sign-offs: Mood Boards DUE BOC, on server


Grid Systems

Lecture: Grid System

Proj: Logo/GSG
begin Roughs WIC

Homework:
Read Chp 6 Visualization And Color part 1 (pgs 114-123)

Tech I

- Program Advising

- Grids, Guides, and Columns

- Bleeds

- Exercise 7

Process I

Proj: Logo/GSG
Step 4 sign-off: Roughs DUE BOC, on server


8:30-10:30 photographers meet with designers to select finalized rough

Critique: Roughs

Process I

Proj: Logo/GSG
begin Final Design WIC

Graphic Standards Guide, continue working on layouts and typography

Homework:
Read Chp 6 Visualization And Color part 2 (pgs 124-140)

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Process I

Graphic Standards Guide, continue working on layouts and typography

Tech I

Work on project in class.

Process I

Proj: Logo/GSG
Step 6 sign-off: Final Design DUE BOC (in Graphic Standards Guide), on server

Graphic Standards Final DUE BOC, PDF smallest, on server


Critique: Final Design

Begin Proj: Poster
Jennifer Day in for discussion (Music Department Poster)
Music Concert Project Text
Music Concert Project
Concert Schedule

Process I

Proj: Logo/GSG
Step 7: Revised Final Design DUE BOC (in Graphic Standards Guide), on server

Graphic Standards Final Revised DUE BOC, PDF smallest, on server


Proj: Poster
begin Research WIC

Homework:
Read Chp 9: Posters (pgs 188-210)

Tech

Project: Logo / Graphic Standards Guide
Step 8 signoff:Final Deliverable DUE

• Self Assess for both Process & Technology and hand in booklet

Process

Proj: Poster
Step 1: Research DUE BOC, on server


Lecture: TBD

Proj: Poster
begin Step 2: Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development WIC

Tech I

- Overview of Poster Design Competencies

- Upload of Photography Logos to Dropbox

- Math Computation Requirement: Are you taking Math 123?

Process I

HOLIDAY: Veteran's Day

No Classes

Process I

Proj: Poster
Step 2 sign-off: Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development DUE BOC


Critique: Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development

Homework:
Read Chp 7: Composition part 1 (pgs 143-154)

Process I

Proj: Poster
Step 3 sign-off: Mood Boards DUE BOC, on server


Lecture: TBD

Proj: Poster
begin Roughs WIC

Tech I

- Overview of Duotones

- Work on catching up on mood boards or... move to developing rough designs.

Process I

Proj: Poster
Roughs WIC

Lecture: TBD

Process I

Proj: Poster
Step 4 sign-off: Roughs DUE BOC, on server


Critique: Roughs

Homework:
Chp 7: Composition part 2 (pgs 155-170)

Tech I

Poster Design:
Step 5 signoff:Technology Strategy DUE

Faculty Work Day

No classes

Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Process I

Proj: Poster
begin Final Design WIC

Lecture: TBD

Tech I

Working on Music Dept Project

Process I

Proj: Poster
Step 6 sign-off: Final Design DUE BOC, on server

  • 11"x17" vertical poster (four colors)

  • 1024px x 620px monitor image (four colors)

  • 5.5" x 8.5" postcard (one color)

  • 8.5" x 11" program cover (full color)

Critique: Poster Final Design

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Tech I

Working on Music Dept Project
and
Catch up on any technology exercises (See Pick Up Folder).

Note: As outlined on the syllabus... all exercises need to be complete to receive a final grade.

Process I

Proj: Poster
Step 7: Revised Final Design DUE EOC, on server


  • 11"x17" vertical poster (four colors)

  • 1024px x 620px monitor image (four colors)

  • 5.5" x 8.5" postcard (b/w)

  • 8.5" x 11" program cover (b/w)

Study Day

No classes.

Self Paced course assignments due.

Final Exams

Tech I : Poster Project: Step 8 sign-off: Final Deliverable(s)

-Digital Files on the server

and

- Hand in a color print out of your poster design (11"x17")

• Self Assess for both Process & Technology and hand in booklet

All tech exercises due on server

Note: As outlined on the syllabus... all exercises need to be complete to receive a final grade.

If you have a final exam for another course at the time of class... let me know.

Final Exams
Final Exams
Final Exams

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