Faculty Work Day

No Classes

Faculty Work Day

No Classes

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?

Where do I place my tech exercises and projects?

How does the program work?

What are the course expecations?



What is the homework for tonight?

Watch the Video: Learning in a Digital Age. Answer the questions provided in class. Hand in at the next class session.

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

Process I

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 1 sign-off: Research, due BOC on server

Sample: Thumbnail Sketches

How many thumbnail sketches do I need to do?

WIC sketching thumbnails for Project 1

Process I

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 2: Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development due BOC
critique group 1

Everything is a Remix

Lecture: Layout Basics-Part 1

Tech I

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

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 2: Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development due BOC
critique group 2

Creative Bootcamp

Lecture: Layout Basics-Part 2

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

- Work on Mood Boards and Roughs

Process I

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 3: Mood Board PDF's, due BOC on server

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

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Process I

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 4: Rough PDF's (3), due BOC on server
critique group 2

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

Illustrator, setting up grids

Tech I

- Folder Creation and Exercise 2 Due on Server

- Overview of Digital Camera and equipment in lab

Process I

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 4: Rough PDF's (3), due BOC on server
critique group 1

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

Tech I

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 5: Technology signoff

- Non-destructive editing.

- File formats and resolution

- Photoshop Selection Tools and Layer Masks

- Work on Final Designs

Process I

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 6: Final Design PDF's due BOC on server
critique group 1

Process I

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 6: Final Design PDF's due BOC on server
critique group 2

Lecture: Design Basics

Tech I

- Exercises 1, 2, & 3 Due on Server

- Work on Final Revised Designs

Process I

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 7: Final Revised Design PDF's due BOC on server, critique

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

Tech I

Project 1
Personal Info Page
Step 8 signoff: Final Deliverable(s) and Print Checklist Due

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

- Overview of Print Preparation Checklist

Process I

(Tenative)
Project 2
Logo / Graphic Standards Guide
Meet with client photographers, client brief
8:30am - 10:30am, Photography Department

Tech I

Color 8.5"x11" print out due.

- In Class : Exercise 4: Shape Builder

Process I

Project 2
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)

GD Club Speakers @ 10am

Tech I

Overview of Logo/Graphic Standards Guide Competencies

Process I

WIC, Concepts and Thumbnails

Process I

Project 2
Logo/GSG
Step 2: Thumbnail Sketches/Concepts Development due BOC
critique group 2

- written, 3 concepts identified, PDF on server

Lecture: TBD

Tech I

Campus Development Day - No Classes

*****Greg's calender breaks here*****

- General Program Advising

Overview of InDesign
- Facing Pages
- Pagination
- Printer Spreads

Exercise 5

During class Greg will meet with specific students on Academic Consulting.

Process I

Project 2
Logo/GSG
Step 2: Thumbnail Sketches/Concepts Development due BOC
critique group 1

- written, 3 concepts identified, PDF on server

Tech I

- Grids, Guides, and Columns

- Bleeds

- Exercise 6

Process I

Project 2
Logo/GSG
Step 3: Mood Board PDF's, due BOC on server

Grid Systems

Lecture: Grid System

Proj: Logo/GSG
Begin sketches, GSG

begin Roughs WIC

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

Process I

Project 2
Logo/GSG
Step 4: Rough PDF's (3), due BOC on server
critique group 1

- Begin Graphic Standards Guide; use InDesign software (if not already started)

Generic Copy for Standards Guide

Sketches, GSG due BOC

Tech I

- Scanner Overview
Exercise 7

GDC Halloween Party 10am - 11am

Process I

Project 2
Logo/GSG
Step 4: Rough PDF's (3), due BOC on server
critique group 2

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Process I

Project 2
Logo/GSG
Step 6: Final Design PDF's due BOC on server
critique group 2

Graphic Standards Guide, continue working on layouts and typography

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

Process I

Project 2
Logo/GSG
Step 6: Final Design PDF's due BOC on server
critique group 1

Tech I

Work on project in class.

Process I

Project 2
Logo/GSG
Step 7: Final Revised Design due BOC on server, submit Graphic Standards Guide, PDF smallest
critique


Tech 1

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

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

Process I

Holiday-Veteran's Day
No Classes

Tech I

- Overview of Poster Design Competencies

- Upload of Photography Logos to Dropbox


Process 1

Project 3
Poster Design
Step 1 sign-off: Research, due BOC on server

Process I

Project 3
Poster Design
Step 2: Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development due BOC
critique group 1

Lecture: TBD

Process I

Project 3
Poster Design
Step 2: Thumbnail Sketches/Concept Development due BOC
critique group 2

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

Tech I

- Overview of Duotones

- Work on catching up on...
a) exercises
b) mood boards
c) or... move to developing rough designs.

Process I

Faculty Work Day-No Classes

Tech I

Holiday-Thanksgiving-No Class

Tech I

Holiday-Thanksgiving-No Class

Process I

Project 3
Poster Design
Step 3: Mood Board PDF's, due BOC on server

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

Tech I

- Work on Rough Designs

Process I

Project 3
Poster Design
Step 4: Rough PDF's (3), due BOC on server
critique group 2

Lecture: TBD

Tech I

Step 5: Technology Signoff

Process I

Project 3
Poster Design
Step 4: Rough PDF's (3), due BOC on server
critique group 1

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Process 1

Project 3
Poster Design
Step 6: Final Design PDF's due BOC on server
critique group 1

  • PDF 11"x17" vertical poster (four color)

  • PDF 1024px x 620px monitor image (four color)

  • PDF 5.5" x 8.5" postcard (one color)

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

Process 1

Project 3
Poster Design
Step 6: Final Design PDF's due BOC on server
critique group 2

  • PDF 11"x17" vertical poster (four color)

  • PDF 1024px x 620px monitor image (four color)

  • PDF 5.5" x 8.5" postcard (one color)

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

Tech 1

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 1

Project 3
Poster Design
Step 7: Final Revised Design PDF's due BOC on server, class critique

  • PDF 11"x17" vertical poster (four color)

  • PDF 1024px x 620px monitor image (four color)

  • PDF 5.5" x 8.5" postcard (one color)

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

Study Day

No Classes

Self Paced courses assignments due.

Final Exams

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

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

a) All tech exercises due on server as outlined on the project page

b) 11"x17" color print out of the poster design

Note: If you have a bleed, and do not want the gripper area to show, you will need to print your design out on a 13"x19" sheet of paper with trim marks for the illusion that the document printed to the edge.

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
Faculty Work Day

No Classes

Faculty Work Day

No Classes

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