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Process VI

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

In Class:

  • look at syllabi and course outline
  • overview of the course booklet

Brief Lecture:
Getting you ready for the real world

Homework:

  1. Fill out career expectations , projects, and components

  2. Determine what needs to be redesigned

  3. Print out all projects (grayscale), sized to fit on 8.5x11 or 11x17 for review at individual meeting

  4. For Friday; BRING 2 BEST PORTFOLIO PIECES to be critiqued for minimal to no changes

Be prepared to talk about your work

Think about explaining:

  • font choices
  • color theory, inspiration
  • idea
  • imagery
  • design style
  • graphical treatment

Using the AVA classes server or VPN link off the syllabi page, go to AVA Classes GRDSN 221 and create a folder (lastname_firstname) in Temp



Portfolio


IN CLASS:

1. Hand out branding exercise


2. Hand out 1st project: Email, Cover letter, Resume, Business card

3. Hand out research exercise.



HOMEWORK:

1. Using Indeed.com A) Research job announcements and descriptions you are interested in.

B) Create and activate multiple job titles to receive email notifications.

C) Print out one job description you are interested in applying for or to use on the cover letter project and bring to the next class.

Note: You should have completed a resume in 3rd Quarter (or have an updated resume). Use this content as a starting point.


2. Fill out "Branding Questionaire"




Process VI

Resource:
Designer’s Guide to LinkedIn

Watch:
How to get a job in design>selling yourself

Work:

  1. Using the portfolio & process book, list the top ten possible portfolio projects.
  2. Identify five pieces of work that support you career expectations. We will discuss these on Friday. Present laser prints, existing printed work, or onscreen displays.Excercise:
  3. Start on copy for your resume. Print out and hand in on Monday.

Main areas to be filled out are:

  • Name, Title, Address, E-mail, Web URL
  • Objective
  • Skills based
  • Software Skills /
    Technical Proficiency
  • Education
  • Awards
  • References
Portfolio

HOMEWORK DUE:

1. Dimensional Taglines Due

2. Branding exercise questionaire due, printed out and handed in at the begining of class.

3. Print out and hand in job description that you will be writing for the cover letter.

4. PROJECT ONE
Due Step 1: Research
(Email Signature, cover letter, resume, business card) due on server.


IN CLASS:

•  Hand out LinkedIn.com Exercise

• Overview of branding / interview materials.

Process VI

CRITIQUE DAY!

Projects 1 & 2:
CRITIQUE TWO BEST PORTFOLIO PIECES with little to no changes

Assignment:
Skills based resume

Preflight Portfolio Prep Work Shop: 10-11am

  • Carl Heidle
  • Jesse Scheller
  • Homework:

    1. Write draft of skills based resume
    2. Bring 1 portfolio project to be critiqued on Monday

    Shameless Promotion:
    Spokane Print Fest
    Terrain Gallery 304 W. Pacific Ave,
    #190 Spokane, WA 99201
    5pm-11pm

    Read this Stephen Gates article.

    Process VI

    Due BOC:
    Rough version of your skills based resume (just text), schedule a 1-on-1 sit down to discuss outside of class

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 3:
    Bring 1 Portfolio project to be critiqued IF you are emphasis is in web design; please check in.

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment
    Portfolio


    HOMEWORK DUE:


    Present your LinkedIn profile page: LinkedIn.com Exercise

    Step 2 :
    Design Concepts / Thumbnails for Email Signature, Cover letter, Resume, Business Card Due

    Process VI

    Brief Lecture:
    Presenting your work, mockups and other useful portfolio things

    Watch:
    How to get a job in design> applying for the job

    Individual Mock-Interviews:
    interview exercise research questions meet with instructor in interview and process check.

    Work if not interviewing:
    Portfolio Project Redesign

    Portfolio

    GENERAL MEETING for GRAD SHOW
    10 - 11 am



    HOMEWORK DUE:

    Step 3: Mood Boards

    Assemble a mood board to measure the client and art director's response to visual styles.
    Include the following...

    • images / techniques

    • color palette

    • typography choices

    • industry examples

    Generate a mood board using gomoodboard.

    Create a simple HTML document (or MS Word doc) with links to your mood board and place on the server for review.



    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY!

    Projects 3:
    Critique changes from Monday's session

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
    Homework:
    Bring next portfolio project to be critiqued

    Research job sites for exercise next Wednesday.

    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 4:
    Bring 1 Portfolio project to be critiqued

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment

    Homework: 
    Exercise Research Interview questions Exercise & a collection of questions

    Think about topics addressing:

    • culture
    • problem solving
    • conflict resolution
    • creative processes
    • self directed learning
    • communication
    • strategy sessions
    • teamwork
    • overcoming adversity
    • motivating others
    • sharing information for the betterment of the workplace
    • networking
    • handling criticism
    • volunteering

    Portfolio

    Grad Show:

    Dimensional concept refinement / group work.
    Bring in 10 examples of industry work that you feel might help lead us in a visual direction.



    Process VI

    Lecture:
    Personal Branding

    Work:
    Grad Show Direction and collatoral

    Watch at home:
    New York designers forum; start at 28:00 for job-seeking advice.

    Portfolio

    HOMEWORK DUE:

    Step 4:
    Roughs Due

    • Email Signature

    • Cover letter design

    • Resume design

    • Business Card

    • Envelope

    Folding dummies can be in Black and White.

    Provide paper samples.

    • Color PDFs on the server for review of color.


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    IN CLASS:

    Hand out Online Portfolio and Standard Portfolio project.


    NOTE in regards to traditional portfolios / books: If you are thinking about a standard portfolio... some suppliers take 6 - 8 weeks for delivery. Decisions need to be made now... review the links at the bottom of the project page of suppliers.


    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY!

    Projects 4:
    Critique changes from Monday's session

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
    Homework:
    Bring next portfolio project to be critiqued
    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 5:
    Bring 1 Portfolio project to be critiqued

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment

    Homework: 
    Industry focused interview research questions

    Portfolio

    Due at the begining of class:

    Step 5:
    Email signature, Cover letter, Resume, Business Card, and Envelope

    Final Design Due

    Printed in color for review.


    IN CLASS
    ASSIGNMENT :
    Round two of branding for DIMENSIONAL.



    Process VI

    Lecture:
    Portfolio Advice

    Watch:
    How to get a job in design>the interview process

    Individual Mock-Interviews:
    interview exercise research questions meet with instructor in interview and process check.

    Work if not interviewing:
    Portfolio Project Redesign

    Portfolio

    Due at the begining of class:

    Final Revisions Due
    Step 6:
    Email, Cover letter, Resume, Business Card and Envelope

    Online Portfolio
    Step 1:
    Research Due
    on the server.


    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Projects 5:
    Critique changes from Monday's session

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
    Homework:
    BRING 2 PORTFOLIO PROJECTS to be critiqued

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    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 6&7:
    BRING 2 PORTFOLIO PROJECTS
    to be critiqued

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment
    Portfolio

    Stationery Design
    Step 7:
    Email, Cover letter, Resume, Business Card Final Revisions (Packaged)
    Due on server.

    Self Assess for the project, hand in booklet.

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 2:
    Concepts Due for Online Portfolio (ie: Templates chosen or wireframes created.)

    Step 3: Mood Boards (Note: already completed for stationery / brand)

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    Start of Individual Meetings

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    • DIMENSIONAL
    LEADS / TEAMS MEET


    Process VI

    MID TERM SELF ASSESMENTS

    Work Day:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/ Gradshow Collatoral/getting feedback

    Portfolio

    Faculty / Campus Development Day
    CLASS WILL NOT BE HELD

    Greg will be attending the
    Graphic Design Club Seattle Trip

    Work on the checklist.


    Process VI

    AGENCY TOURS:
    For those not on the Seattle Trip,

    Process VI

    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT DAY
    No classes

    Portfolio


    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the checklist.

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 4:
    Roughs for Online Portfolio due
    (Give your instructor an update on modifying a template or coding your own site.)

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 1: Design Research for Portfolio-Book Due on Server. (ie: Layout & Product search)

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    • DIMENSIONAL
    LEADS / TEAMS MEET


    Process VI

    Lecture:
    Do's and Dont's of a design portfolio

    Individual Mock-Interviews:
    interview exercise research questions meet with instructor in interview. Process check.

    Work if not interviewing:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/Gradshow Collatoral

    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the checklist.


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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 2 & 3:
    Design Concepts (Moodboard already completed for Stationery Design)
    (ie: Provide example of portfolio to be purchased on server) and
    Portfolio Layout Exercise Due on the server.



    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Projects 6&7:
    CRITIQUE SUGGESTED REVISIONS FROM LAST MONDAY

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
    Homework:
    Bring 1 portfolio projects to be critiqued
    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 8:
    Bring 1 portfolio project to be critiqued

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment
    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the checklist.

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 5: Final Design of Online Portfolio Due.
    (Note: I understand this may still be a work in progress.)

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 4:
    Update / Rough Draft Due


    • DIMENSIONAL
    LEADS / TEAMS MEET

    Process VI

    Work Day:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/ Gradshow Collatoral/getting feedback

     
    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the checklist.

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 6: Final Online Portfolio Design Revisions Due.

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 5:
    Final design completed and book purchased.

     

     



    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Projects 8:
    Bring 1 portfolio project to be critiqued

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
    Homework:
    BRING 2 PORTFOLIO PROJECTS to be critiqued
     
    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 9&10:
    BRING 2 PORTFOLIO PROJECTS
    to be critiqued

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment
    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the checklist.

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 7: Final Online Portfolio Design Revisions Due.
    Site is live.


    Standard Portfolio
    Step 5:
    Final Design Due.
    10 - 12 pieces have been identified and placed into layout.


    • DIMENSIONAL
    LEADS / TEAMS MEET



    Process VI

    Individual Mock-Interviews:
    interview exercise research questions meet with instructor in interview. Process check.

    Work if not interviewing:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/Gradshow Collatoral

    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the checklist.

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 7: Final Online Portfolio Design Revisions Due.
    Site is live.


    Standard Portfolio
    Step 5:
    Final Design Due.
    10 - 12 pieces have been identified and placed into layout.

    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Projects 9:
    Bring 1 portfolio project to be critiqued

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
     

    Process VI

    MEMORIAL DAY
    No classes

    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the checklist.

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 6: Design Revisions Due

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    • DIMENSIONAL
    LEADS / TEAMS MEET


    Process VI

    Work Day:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/ Gradshow Collatoral/getting feedback

     
    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the checklist.

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 6: Design Revisions Due



    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Projects 10:
    Bring 1 portfolio project to be critiqued

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
     

    Turn in a good quality PDF of your printed portfolio. Web portfolios: with providers like SquareSpace these can't be archived as root folders, so we will use the URLs on the Grad Show web page to find them. You can turn in your root folder if it is possible.

    Turn in your assessment booklet to Doug.

    Turn in your files and booklet by the end of Friday, 6/15.

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    Process VI

    Work Day:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/ Gradshow Collatoral/getting feedback


    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the checklist.

    Standard Portfolio
    Step 7: Final Deliverable Due

    Self Assess for the project, hand in booklet.

    Hand in the checklist.

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    • DIMENSIONAL
    LEADS / TEAMS MEET

    Process VI

    Individual Mock-Interviews:
    interview exercise research questions meet with instructor in interview. Process check.

    Work if not interviewing:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/Gradshow Collatoral

    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the checklist.

    Standard Portfolio
    Step 7: Final Deliverable Due

    Self Assess for the project, hand in booklet.

    Hand in the checklist.




    Process VI

    Turn in a good quality PDF of your printed portfolio. Web portfolios: with providers like SquareSpace these can't be archived as root folders, so we will use the URLs on the Hive web page to find them. You can turn in your root folder if it is possible.

    Turn in your assessment booklet to John.

    Turn in your files and sign off booklets.

    GRAD SHOW!
    5-8pm
    All Hands on deck!

    The McGinnity Room
    116 W Pacific Ave, #100
    Spokane, WA 99201

    Students need to set up at 4pm.
    Class photo @ 4:30pm.

     

    Process VI
    TBD
    Portfolio

    STUDY DAY!

    FINAL Sign Offs of portfolio pieces / PROCESS VI booklet.

    NOTE: TO RECEIVE FIINAL GRADE... CHECK OFF LIST AND SELF ASSESSMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN.

    Process VI

    FINAL EXAMS
    Portfolio

    FINAL EXAMS


    Process VI


    GRADUATION CEREMONIES / COMMENCEMENT!!!