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 load a font onto the school computers?

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:

Using a digital camera or smart phone... take 3 different "head shots" for the Personal Info Page... and upload them to the server for review.


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 previous exercise

- Over view of 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

- Resolution

- File formats

Native = .psd, .ai,

Print = tiff, .eps, .pdf

Web = .jpg, .gif, .png

- Non-destructive editing.


- 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) Due

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

- Overview of Print Preparation Checklist

Process I

Client design brief due BOC on server in Research folder, Word doc, complete sentences and paragraphs.

Tech I

Color 8.5"x11" print out due.

- In Class : Exercise 4: Shape Builder

Homework: Read over Logo Design project information

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

• General Advising

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



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

Overview of InDesign
- Facing Pages
- Pagination
- Printer Spreads

Exercise 5: Working with InDesign

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

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

- Exercise 6 : Bleed and trim marks




Process I

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

GDC Halloween Party 10am - 11am

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Process I

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

Logo only. Present as a letter size PDF, landscape format, with a black and white AND color version of your logo design. Example

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

Process I

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

Logo only. Present as a letter size PDF, landscape format, with a black and white AND color version of your logo design. Example

Tech I

Work on project in class.

Process I

Project 2
Logo/GSG
Step 7: Final Revised Design due BOC on server, submitted as finished Graphic Standards Guide, PDF smallest, full class 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




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)

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

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

c) Package files and fill out the print preparation checklist with another colleague.

d) Self Assess for both Process & Technology... hand in booklet.

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

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Faculty Work Day

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