Graphic Design 2 & MGD112 Agenda

Monday 4/12

Surrealism Design ~ Brainstorming Stage

Today you will start your brainstorming for your project. This will be due at the end of class on Wednesday. Tomorrow there isn't a Zoom class due to testing. However, you must check the website and complete the work to be marked present. Tomorrow and Thursday will be your opportunity to complete the photo editing and background tutorials. 

Friday 4/9

Surrealism Design ~ Brainstorming Stage

We will start today by learning what surrealism is. You will then do a refresher on how to remove backgrounds in photos, which will be a key part of this next project. Once you are done with the background tutorial, you will finish your photo editing from yesterday. Work on the extensions if you have all of that done! 

 

Agenda:

1. Slides (20 mins)

2. Background Refresher Tutorial  - Download Files Here

3. Complete Photo Editing

Thursday 4/8

Photo Editing

Continue with the tutorials and complete these today. Once you have completed these, complete the Extension assignment at the bottom of the tutorial sheet. Make sure to turn your PSD files in correctly following the directions on the Assignment page. 

Wednesday 4/7

Photo Editing

You will start to learn the basics of photo editing in Photoshop today. Review the Assignment page for details.

Tuesday 4/6

Geometric Text ~ Design Stage Due

Today is your bonus extension day to get your project wrapped up and turned in. We will go over how to save these files correctly and how to complete your rubric halfway through the class. 

Thursday 3/25

Geometric Text ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. You will have one more class period to wrap these up!

Wednesday 3/24

Geometric Text ~ Design Stage

Review yesterday’s feedback in your email if you haven’t already and then continue moving forward with your designs. Be ready to turn these in tomorrow.

Tuesday 3/23

Geometric Text ~ Design Stage

Continue working on your design. These will be due in two more class periods. At the end of class you will need to submit your PSD file from today to the form below. This will be your attendance for today. 

 

Attendance Exit Ticket:

Critique Feedback Check In

Monday 3/22

Geometric Text ~ Design Stage

You should have your main concept completed and ready to go. Today you will start to work through how to create the geometric look, which will be following along with Step 2 on the project page. Tomorrow will be an asynchronous day so you will not log into Zoom, however you will have work due which will also be your attendance. 

 

Exit Ticket:

Project Progression Check In

Friday 3/19

Geometric Text ~ Design Stage

You are going to start your first Photoshop project today. We will go over the project and you will get started today by finding your main image and creating the main layout. 

Thursday 3/18

Photoshop Warm Up

Today is all about getting familiar with Photoshop again and making sure your work is able to be saved to your Drive correctly.

 

Steps:

1. Create a new Photoshop doc sized 8.5x11".

2. We will do a refresher of the windows in Photoshop. 

3. You then will create any design you want in Photoshop. Push yourself to use old tools and explore new tools. 

4. Save your PSD file named "lastName_PSDwarmup" and save it to your Misc. folder. This is your exit ticket and attendance for today. If you are using your Chromebook, use these directions to link your Google Account if you haven't yet. 

Wednesday 3/17

Housekeeping & Getting Technology Ready

Today we will be going through some housekeeping and then log into our new software, which is Adobe Photoshop. You need to be on your Chromebook in order to do this. 

 

Agenda:

1. Housekeeping and Reflections (20 mins)

2. Photoshop Log In & Tech Set Up (20 mins)

Wednesday 12/16

Self-portrait ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

A few reminders:

1. Make sure your project is turned in by the end of day to correctly by following the directions on the Project Page. If you don't think you can get it done, you need to text or email Mr. Wiant now!

2. Complete the Rubric Self-Evaluation

3. Turn in any missing work

4. Complete the Attendance Survey for today. 

Check your emails for your final projects grades. Enjoy your break! 

Tuesday 12/15

Self-portrait ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

We will go through the timeline with when projects are due. You do need to complete your rubric self-evaluation or you will lose 5% on your final. Tomorrow there will not be a class Zoom meeting, however, you do need to check the website to complete the survey for your attendance. Any late work needs to be turned in by midnight Wednesday.

Monday 12/14

Self-portrait ~ Design Stage

Make sure you check that your files are setup correctly by either being 11x17 or 17x11 inches. Tomorrow these projects should be wrapped up. If you are worreid about making the deadline, talk wtih Mr. Wiant today so you can come up with a game plan. Any missing work needs to be completed by the end of day tomorrow. 

Friday 12/11

Self-portrait ~ Design Stage

Continue to focus on your objective and what you need to do to reach it. If you feel be hind on this project, continue to work on it over the weekend in order to be on track with the due date. 

Thursday 12/10

Self-portrait ~ Design Stage

There will be group breakout rooms today so you have an opportunity to share your designs and get feedback. If you are missing any work, make sure you get that completed and turned in by Tuesday. ​

Wednesday 12/9 

Self-portrait ~ Design Stage

Move forward with your designs and push those creative skills. 

Tuesday 12/8

Self-portrait ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs today. Make sure you are asking questions and looking online if you are stuck. 

Monday 12/7

Self-portrait ~ Design Stage

Start to work on your designs. Make sure you are learning new skills or tools for this project in order to push your creativity. Ensure your brainstorming was turned in correctly before getting started.

Friday 12/4

Self-portrait ~ Brainstorming Stage

Your brainstorming needs to be completed and turned in if you haven't yet. Make sure you have read over the Do-Now page too. 

Thursday 12/3

Self-portrait ~ Brainstorming Stage

You will be starting your final project today. We will first go over the project, brainstorm, and rubric before you get started.

Wednesday 12/2

Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

Today is the last day you will be working on your websites in this first phase of development. At the end of today you should have your navigation, home page and GD1 gallery page fully completed. If you have that done, you need to review the consistency of your design developments. Tomorrow you will start your final project. 

Tuesday 12/1

Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs today. You should be working on your gallery page for GD1/MGD102 today. Check that you have correct titles for your designs. If you complete this, add descriptions and continue to revise and improve the website.

Monday 11/30
Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

We will start today by finding a template that you want to use for your portfolio and then you will start to play around with the overall look of your design. We will go over how to setup the navigation of our website today too.

Friday 11/20

Icons ~ Revise & Finalize Stage 

Projects should be wrapped up today. If you need some extra time, take the time over break to complete these and get them turned in. Designs need to be turned in by next Sunday though or they will be late. Make sure you complete the self-evaluation on the Icon Rubric and explain your thoughts clearly and in depth. ​

Thursday 11/19

Icons ~ Design Stage 

You should be working on your 2nd or 3rd designs today. Make sure you are zooming in and checking for details. 

Wednesday 11/18

Icons ~ Design Stage 

Continue to work on your designs. You should be wrapping up your first icon today and starting on your second. 

Tuesday 11/17

Icons ~ Design Stage 

Today you will get started with your icons. We will go over setting up your files and the project rubric before you get started. Make sure your brainstorming was turned in correctly.

Monday 11/16

Icons ~ Brainstorming Stage 

You will be creating a series of 4 similar icons for this project. Today you will complete your brainstorming and you will get designing tomorrow. The project is due on Friday. 

 

Agenda:

1. Review project and brainstorming

2. Inspiration collection (15 mins)

3. Designer Share Out (5 mins)

4. Start Sketches

Friday 11/13

Vector Characters ~ Finalize Stage 

Today you need to complete your designs and revise your characters to finalize your designs. Once you are done revising, consider how you can enhance the background design or add more details to your characters. Search online for helpful tutorials. Turn in the project correctly by following the directions on the project page. 

You are also being given all next week to complete your project outside of class. Turn your work in by next Friday so it won't be late. Please email Mr. Wiant when you turn it in so he can grade it for you. 

Thursday 11/12

Vector Character ~ Design Stage 

Continue to add detail and personality to your designs. Before we get started, we will review the rubric you just saved. 

Wednesday 11/11

Vector Character ~ Design Stage 

The due date has been pushed back a day to allow for enough design time. We will continue to do designer check ins today. Mr. Wiant will first give a quick demo of how you can add shadows to create more detail in your designs. 

Tuesday 11/10

Vector Character ~ Design Stage 

How can you apply personality characteristics to your character? Continue to work on your designs considering this. 

 

Exit Ticket:

Project Progression Form

Monday 11/9

Vector Characters ~ Design Stage 

Continue to work on your character. Think about how you can add more details and elevate your design.

Friday 11/6

Vector Characters ~ Design Stage 

Everyone should be starting their character design today. Upload your sketch to Vecteezy. If you need help, open the Lion Tutorial back

Thursday 11/5

Vector Characters ~ Design Stage 

Everyone should be starting their character design today. Upload your sketch to Vecteezy. If you need help, open the Lion Tutorial back up to help. Remember to work in an efficient manner by copying and pasting similar elements like the eyes. We will go over the rubric and how to set up the correct size before you get going. 

 

Exit Ticket:

Reflection

Wednesday 11/4

Vector Character ~ Brainstorming Stage 

We are going to go over the project and brainstorming so you can get started on your projects.

Tuesday 11/3

Vector Character ~ Brainstorming Stage 

You will be creating a vector character for this next project. We will go through an introduction of character design and then you will start to work on a tutorial with yet another program. Next class you will review the project and work on brainstorming. 

Agenda:

1. Character Slides (8 mins)

2. Sketch to Vector Tutorial

Monday 11/2

Year 2020 ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Projects are due today! Make sure you turn your rubrics in correctly by following the directions on the project page. ​We will go through how to turn the projects in correctly at the end of class. 

Friday 10/30

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

We will continue to work on the designs and have check-ins today. The due date has officially been moved to Monday. 

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Thursday 10/29

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

Today you will be working on your own and there is no Zoom class. Everyone must be moving forward with your designs and working on them for at least the hour that you would have class today. Before Noon, you need to complete your attendance task for today, which is below, or you will be marked absent. 

Due by Noon:

You need to save a file of your progress and turn it into your Misc. folder. There needs to be significant progress shown or you will not get credit for class today. You also should have completed your Do-Now on Google Classroom, which will count for your attendance. 

Illustrator 

Go to File>Export As and save the file as a JPG. Select Use Artboards and on the next screen slide the quality slider all the way to the right. Name your file "LastName_ThursProgress". Turn it into your Misc. folder.

Boxy

Go to File>Save As and leave the format as a SVG file. Name your file "LastName_ThursProgress". Turn it into your Misc. folder.

Vectr

Go the Export button on the top-right and Download your file as a SVG file. Name your file "LastName_ThursProgress". Turn it into your Misc. folder.

Wednesday 10/28

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

Before you start today, we are going to go through a few slides to refresh your memory about some of the design concepts. The slides can be found on the resources page too. Today is the last chance to turn in your brainstorming if you haven't already. 

Thursday Class - You will have asynchronous learning tomorrow. You will need to check in on the class website to see what needs to be completed by the end of the class. There will be an assignment that will be due and that is used for your attendance.

Exit Ticket:
Progress Tracker

Tuesday 10/27

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

Today you will be working on your own and there is no Zoom class. Everyone must be moving forward with your designs and working on them for at least the hour that you would have class today. Before Noon, you need to complete your attendance task for today, which is below, or you will be marked absent. 

Due by Noon:

You need to save a file of your progress and turn it into your Misc. folder. There needs to be significant progress shown or you will not get credit for class today. Once you have turned in your work, you need to complete the Google Classroom question for today. Both parts need to be done in order to be counted present for class. Follow the directions for the program you are using.

Illustrator 

Go to File>Export As and save the file as a JPG. Select Use Artboards and on the next screen slide the quality slider all the way to the right. Name your file "LastName_TuesProgress". Turn it into your Misc. folder.

Boxy

Go to File>Save As and leave the format as a SVG file. Name your file "LastName_TuesProgress". Turn it into your Misc. folder.

Vectr

Go the Export button on the top-right and Download your file as a SVG file. Name your file "LastName_TuesProgress". Turn it into your Misc. folder.

Monday 10/26

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

You all will start to create your design today. Make sure you are exploring how you can use the pathfinder tool to blend shapes, play with effects like shadows and gradients and explore the pen tool in Vectr. This will allow you to push your creativity further. If Vectr is not working for you, you can try to use a similar web - https://boxy-svg.com.

Tuesday/Thursday Classes - Since testing is going on both of those days, you will have asynchronous learning. You will need to check in on the class website to see what needs to be completed by the end of the class. There will be an assignment that will be due and that is used for your attendnace. This will be true for both of the days. 

Friday 10/23

Year 2020 ~ Brainstorming Due

Today you will brainstorm for your project, which will be due today. You need to turn the brainstorming in according to the directions on the Assignment page, which we will go over together.

Thursday 10/22

Vectr.com Tutorials

Continue with the Vectr.com Tutorials today. The both need to be completed today. If you have remaining time after walking through the steps of the Tutorial 2, you will need to continue to add items and practice your skills. We will review the project towards the end of class. You have homework tonight. You need to think about what design concept you want to create and be ready to explain that for your Do-Now tomorrow. 

Wednesday 10/21
Info Day

Today you will get an introduction to this quarter, get our Drives setup and take a look at the software we will be using this year. 

 

Agenda:

1. Introduction Slides

2. Setup Drive

3. Software Tutorials 

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