MGD 105 Agenda

Monday 5/16

Spring Final: Typography Poster ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Today you will be getting some feedback from Mr. Wiant. Seniors need to have their projects turned in at the end of class on Wednesday. Everyone else will have next week to work on them if needed or they will turn the projects in this week and work on extra credit next. 

Friday 5/12

Spring Final: Typography Poster ~ Design Stage

Mr. Wiant's son is sick, so you will have your critique on Monday. Seniors, your projects are due on Wednesday. For everyone else, if you need more time, you will have a few extra days to complete your work. 

 

Wednesday 5/11

Spring Final: Typography Poster ~ Design Stage

We are going to review the design concepts before you get started today. How you use the design concepts in your design is 25% of your grade. Make sure you have a clear understanding of these. 

 

Exit Ticket

Go to Google Classroom to answer the exit ticket. 

Monday 5/9

Spring Final: Typography Poster ~ Design Stage

Continue moving forward with your design. You will have a 1 on 1 check with Mr. Wiant on Friday and final projects are due next Wednesday. 

Friday 5/6

Spring Final: Typography Poster ~ Brainstorm Stage

You will be starting your final today. We will first review the project and then you will get started on your brainstorming.

Wednesday 5/4

Portfolio Website ~ Presentation Stage

Today you will be giving a 3-5 min presentation of your completed portfolio. Make sure you have your rubric saved correctly and the URL is on the rubric as well. Your presentation is part of your grade. After presentations, we will review the final project and you will start to brainstorm. 

Presentation

You will present your portfolio to the class spending no more than 3 mins. During your presentations, you will need to share what area of your portfolio you like the most and what is an area you could improve on. 

1. Make eye contact with audience

2. Speak loudly and clearly

3. Answer questions and show knowledge of your design

Monday 5/2

Character Silhouette 

Continue to work on your design. About 50% of you said you weren't complete with your portfolio and still had more work to complete. Make sure you are ready for your presentations next class, which is part of your grade. There won't be makeups for this if you are absent from class.

Class Notes

1. Submit your best design to have a chance to hang in Starbucks until next fall. Submission Form

2. If you are revising any of your projects to raise a grade, you will need to complete that by May 20th. 

3. Seniors, your DPS Google Drive accounts will be deleted once you graduate. Make sure to save any of your work to your personal accounts or you will lose it. 

Friday 4/22

Character Silhouette 

Everyone is moving forward with your character silhouette project, unless you have not turned in your landmark project. The last day to turn that in late is today. 

Wednesday 4/20

Portfolio Finalization or Character Silhouette 

Work on whichever design you need to today. Next Wednesday your portfolios are due and you will have your presentations. 

Monday 4/25

Portfolio Finalization or Character Silhouette 

You have the option of working on your portfolio or starting the character silhouette project that is on the Project page. Everyone will move forward with the project next class. 

Friday 4/22

Design Process & Portfolio Finalization

Continue to work to finalize your portfolios. Directions are on the Assignment page. Portfolios are due and presentations will happen on Wednesday, May 4th. 

Wednesday 4/20

Design Process & Portfolio Finalization or Landmark Design

Today you will complete your portfolios and to prepare you for your portfolio presentations. Info can be found on the Assignment Page. If you need to wrap up your Landmark design, you can do that instead. Landmark projects are due at the end of the day. 

Monday 4/18

Typography Landmark ~ Finalize Stage

You need to get your projects turned in today and complete your self-evaluations. Before we start, we will take a look at how to create your titles successfully.

Friday 4/15

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Next class these projects will be due. We will talk more about how to create a successful title for the project too.

Friday 4/8

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Today you will be getting 1 on 1 feedback from Mr. Wiant as you continue with your projects.

Wednesday 4/6
Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

If you are struggling with a particular area of your design, move on and come back to it. That way you aren’t wasting time and can keep on track with the project. We are going to start class with a short typography video. Next class you will be having your critique. 

Friday 3/25

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

If you are struggling with a particular area of your design, move on and come back to it. That way you aren’t wasting time and can keep on track with the project. We are going to start class with a short typography video.

Wednesday 3/23

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Continue moving forward with your design. By the end of class today, your design should have some key elements coming together and the design should feel like it is taking shape.

Monday 3/21

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Continue working on your designs. Consider how you are incorporating details into your design. 

Friday 3/18

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Everyone will be starting their designs today in order to stay on track with the project. Consider how you are using size to create depth and dimension in your own designs. 

 

Agenda

  1. Start Designs

  2. Exit Ticket Survey - Wait to do this

 

Wednesday 3/16

Typography Landmark ~ Brainstorming Stage

You will be doing some brainstorming and then starting your design today. 

 

Agenda

  1. Typeface vs Fonts Review

  2. Review Project and Rubric

  3. Start to Design

Monday 3/14

Ligature Logo ~ Print Prep

You will prepare your logos to be printed into stickers today by following the below directions. If you did not complete your project, work on that instead so you can complete it.  


Logo Sticker Setup Directions

Agenda

1. Register for CE clases

2. Prep stickers

3. Work on portfolio 

4. Exit Ticket Survey - Wait to do this

Friday 3/11

Ligature Logo ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Finalize your designs today and turn them in correctly according to the directions. Do not delete any of your logos! Just put them on a different layer and turn the visibility off if you have a bunch of versions. Your final logo should be filling the entire artboard to create a balanced and professional design, so enlarge your design. Make sure to think about your design concepts to create a nicely balanced design. By the end of day today, you need to write a solid self-evaluation for your competencies on the rubrics as well.

Wednesday 3/9

Ligature Logo ~ Critique Stage 

You will be getting and giving peer feedback to help revise your designs to make them more impactful. You will be working in groups of three during this critique. After the feedback, you will write a reflection and then begin to revise your designs to strengthen them. These are due next class.

Monday 3/7

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

Next class we will have our critique. Make sure you have several good options to show your fellow designers so they can help you revise and finalize your design.

Friday 3/4

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

You will continue to work on your design. If your first idea isn’t working out, don’t be afraid to try a totally different design by using your problem solving skills. Mr. Wiant will be 1 on 1 checks today and we will be doing a gallery walk.

Wednesday 3/2

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

Today everyone should be moving forward with their projects. Follow the directions on the Project page on how to set up your files correctly and start by attempting to recreate your most successful logo. We will first go over the project rubric.

Monday 2/28

Ligature Logo ~ Brainstorming Stage

You will need to complete brainstorming today and then get it turned for a grade. If you do complete it during class, move on to starting the project.

Friday 2/25

Ligature Logos & Tutorial

You will complete the Ligature Logo tutorial today and we will also review the project. Next class you will start to brainstorm. 

 

Tutorial

Illustrator Logo Tutorial 

 

Extension

Sketching to Vector Extension

Wednesday 2/23

Ligature Logos & Tutorial

We will start by learning about what a ligature logo is. Then, you will complete an Illustrator tutorial today, which will show you some techniques on how you can create and add effects to your logos. 

 

Tutorial

Illustrator Logo Tutorials

 

Agenda

1. Ligature Logo Slides (15 mins)

2. Ligature Tutorials

Friday 2/18

Abstract Typeface Reflection

We will be watching a Netflix series on design. You will need to take notes throughout the movie and then you will write a reflection from what you saw. This is a grade so make sure you are taking enough notes. 

Movie Reflection 

Wednesday 2/16

Movie Poster ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Spend today creating a stronger design and be ready to turn it in at the end of class. Your project rationals need to be completed as well.

Monday 2/14

Movie Poster ~ Critique Stage
We will be getting and giving peer feedback to help revise your designs to make them more impactful. You will be working in groups of three during this critique. After the feedback, you will write your reflection. Projects are due next class. 

Friday 2/11

Movie Poster ~ Critique Stage

Mr. Wiant will be giving you feedback today and then you will be moving towards revising and finalizing your designs. 

 

Exit Ticket

Project Progress Check

Wednesday 2/9

Movie Poster ~ Design Stage

We are going to work on an exercise to help to better understand contrasting and impactful fonts. You then will continue with your designs. Next class you will be having 1 on 1 feedback with Mr. Wiant. Before we start though, we are going to talk about some feedback that design students have given.

Exit Ticket

Project Progress Check

Monday 2/7

Movie Poster ~ Design Stage

You will continue to work on your designs today and we will take a few mins to watch a short video. 

 

Exit Ticket

Project Progress Check

Friday 2/4

Movie Poster ~ Design Stage

We are going to start by looking at some examples of bad fonts and how you can be careful to not use them. We will review project rubric and share out our ideas today. 

Monday 1/31

Movie Poster ~ Brainstorming Stage

You will start brainstorming for your next project, which is due at the end of class.

 

Agenda

1. Review project and brainstorming

2. Brainstorm 

3. Partner Share Out 

Friday 1/28

Reflection & Portfolio Design Cycle Due

Step 1: Complete the project reflection for the Word Play project. Save the doc to the critique page. If you have not completed the project, you will need to wait to complete the reflection. 

Step 2: You will continue to work on your Design Cycle page. You need to have at least two design cycle pieces to stay on track with your portfolios. This will be turned in today. If you have added these, continue to revise and improve your design today. Directions can be found on the Assignment page under 1/7.

To turn these in,  you need to send Mr. Wiant an email with the URL link of your website. Nothing else is needed. 

Wednesday 1/26

Word Play ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Today you need to turn your work in and complete the self-evaluation on your rubric. Continue to revise and explore your creativity on your design if you feel like you are done. 

 

If you turn this in..

Continue to work on your design cycle page of your portfolio. You need to have two different projects on that page so you are on track with your portfolio for this semester. 

Monday 1/24

Word Play ~ Critique Stage

You will be getting 1 on 1 Feedback with Mr. Wiant today so you can revise and finalize your designs for the next class.

Friday 1/21

Portfolio Design Cycle

You will continue to work on your Design Cycle page. You need to have at least two design cycle pieces to stay on track with your portfolios. If you have added these, continue to revise and improve your design today. Directions can be found on the Assignment page under 1/7.

Next class we will be having a peer critique for our Word Play. We will review what that will look like quickly today. 

Wednesday 1/19

Word Play ~ Design Stage

Remember, this project takes good problem solving skills. This means that you just don’t create one design for a word, but instead you explore a variety of design variations for that design. Next class you will be getting feedback on your designs.

Friday 1/14

Word Play ~ Design Stage

Continue to move forward with your designs. Next class you will have a typography quiz. 

Agenda

1. Design

2. Partner Share Out

Wednesday 1/12

Word Play ~ Brainstorming & Design Stage

Open your Typography Notes doc so we can take a few more notes about typography. You will complete brainstorming and start designs today. If you were not here last class, you will need to review the slides on the resources page and take appropriate notes to be prepared for the typography quiz next class. 

 

Agenda

1. Kerning, Leading, & Tracking Slides (25 mins)

2. Review Project Rubric

3. Brainstorming & Start Designing Steps 

Monday 1/10

Intro to Typography

We will be going over some slides and taking notes on typography today to gain a better understanding of typography. It is essential that  you have a good understanding of typography to be a successful designer because typography is all around us. You will have a quiz next class on these notes.

 

Agenda:

1. Typography Slides Prezi (15 mins)

2. Serif Refresher (10 mins)

3. Project Overview & Inspiration Video

4. Start Brainstorming

Open Illustrator using these directions 

  1. Illustrator updated and we know this can cause issues or take a long time.

  2. Open CreativeCloud. Be patient. 

  3. Once the CreativeCloud app opens, open Illustrator through that. DO NOT open it from your Finder window. This may cause it to freeze. 

  4. If it freezes, force quite Illustrator and CreativeCloud and try again. 

Friday 1/7

Portfolio

You will continue to add to your portfolios today so we can be caught up. Follow the directions on the assignment page to create your Design Cycle page. 

Wednesday 1/5

Attendance & Remote Learning Assignment 

You need to complete the attendance survey AND go to Google Classroom to complete your quick assignment for today. You do need to complete both to be marked present for class. 

Wednesday 12/15

Fall Final: Menu Design ~ Revise & Finalize Stage
You need to wrap up your designs today. Make sure you have used character styles in the project! Double-check that your rubric and files are all saved correctly and you will need to complete the self-evaluation at the end of class too.

Monday 12/13

Fall Final: Menu Design ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Continue to revise and finalize your designs. You will be wrapping up these designs in the next class. If you weren't here last class, you need to complete the project reflection below. 

Friday 12/10

Fall Final: Menu Design ~ Critique Stage

Those that want the optional 1 on 1 critique will need to save their InDesign file to their Misc folder. Everyone will continue with their designs today. We will complete your last writing assignment later this class. 

Project Reflection

You will need to reflect on one project from this semester, which is totally up to you with what project you reflect on. Save your file as "lastName_project Reflection". You need to write a bare mininum of 5 sentneces, but you should be writing more to really explain your thoughts. 

Project Reflection

Wednesday 12/8

Fall Final: Menu Design ~ Design Stage

Next class you will have a critique. Be prepared. As you work today, use your alignment tools and guides to accurately align your elements and create successful flow. Also, remember to be considering how you can create unique design elements in Photoshop or Illustrator.

Monday 12/6

Fall Final: Menu Design ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs and think about how you can improve your design concept that you wrote about in your Do-Now. A critique will be in two more class periods.

Friday 12/3

Fall Final: Menu Design ~ Design Stage

Today you will complete a quick demo on how Paragraph Styles work, which is a requirement for this project. You then will continue to work on your designs. 

 

Demo Files

Character Styles Demo Video

Character Styles InDesign Demo File

Wednesday 12/1

Fall Final: Menu Design ~ Design Stage

Today you will start your designs. Setup your designs correctly according to the directions on the project page and how many pages you need to create. Setup your columns and margins according to your design needs. Use your sketches as a reference while designing your menu.

Monday 11/29

Fall Final: Menu Design ~ Brainstorming Stage

Your next project will be to create a menu for a restaurant of your choice. This is your last project this semester. You will complete your brainstorming today and then begin to design your menus next class. 

Agenda

1. Project Details (5 mins)

2. Brainstorming Worksheet & Sketches - Due at the end of class 

Wednesday 11/17
Client Logo - Fox Creative Designs

You will be spending today creating your logo concept in Illustrator. If you have not completed your flyer design, you will need to move forward with that instead. 

Monday 11/15
Client Logo - Fox Creative Designs

As a designer, you will never be working on just one project at a time. We are going to shift gears from InDesign because a client has called with a rushed logo design that they need! You will need to quickly change gears from layout design in InDesign to logo design in Illustrator.

Exit Ticket

Discuss Portfolios

Friday 11/12

Portfolio Website Due Today!

Since you weren't able to complete portfolios last class, today will be the last day you have to complete the required steps for this first round of portfolio development. Have your rubric and reflection saved correctly so these can be graded. Your attendance directions are below. This is due by 3:30.

 

Attendance 

Head to Google Classroom to complete your attendance. Due by 3:30.

Wednesday 11/10

Portfolio Website ~ Finalize Stage

Today will be the last day you have to complete the required steps for this first round of portfolio development. Have your rubric and reflection saved correctly so these can be graded. Once you have completed all of the steps, you can play around with the look and feel of the site by using the resources below. Continue to build and grow the site for this year's projects too. 

Do not forget to hit Publish when you are done today!

 

Wix Help Resources

Monday 11/8

Portfolios 

You will continue to work on your portfolios today. Next class these will be due for this semester. 

Agenda

1. Update tracker

2. Portfolio design

Friday 10/5

Graphic Design Profession Flyer ~ Presentations

Everyone will stand in the front and present their projects. You will prepare by answering the questions on your worksheet. Each presentation will be around 3-4 mins long. 

 

When you present, answer those three questions and you also need to do the following:

1. Speak loudly and clearly

2. Make eye contact

3. Be prepared to answer any questions

 

Audience:

1. Attention is on the presenter.

2. Ask questions about the job or about their designs.  

 

Agenda

1.Complete self-evaluations on the project rubric

2. Prep and present projects

Wednesday 11/3

Graphic Design Profession Flyer ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Finalize your designs today. We will go over the directions on how to turn these in towards the end of class and don’t forget to turn your rubric in too. Next class you will present your work and complete the self-evaluation on your rubric.

Monday 11/1

Graphic Design Profession Flyer ~ Critique Stage

We will complete a critique today and then the remainder of the time will be used to begin to finalize and improve your designs.

Friday 10/29

Layout and Composition Exercise

We are going to work on our exercise today and next class you will be doing your critique. Be ready for it.

 

Flyer Exercise Directions:

Think about how you use white space, balance, flow, alignment, proximity and hierarchy to create designs that are nicely organized for the viewer. 

Wednesday 10/27

Layout and Composition Exercise

We are going to look at how to create better layouts and compositions using your prior design knowledge. We will work on an exercise in order to improve these designs.  

 

Flyer Exercise Directions:

Think about how you use white space, balance, flow, alignment, proximity and hierarchy to create designs that are nicely organized for the viewer. 

Monday 10/25

Graphic Design Profession Flyer ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs thinking about how you will be pushing your creativity to raise your Invention competency. You will have your critique in two classes.

 

Exit Ticket

Project Progress Check

Friday 10/22

Graphic Design Profession Flyer ~ Design Stage

Today you will finish your brainstorming and start your design. You must use your sketches when you start your design. Have them in front of you to help you get started and continue to look at your inspiration pieces. 

 

Exit Ticket

Project Progress Check

Wednesday 10/20

Graphic Design Profession Flyer ~ Brainstorm Stage

We will explore a variety of graphic design jobs in this next project. Today you will start by brainstorming and researching. 

 

Agenda:

1. Project Details (10 mins)

2. Start Research & Brainstorming

Monday 10/11

Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs and finalize your gallery pages. Check that you have correct titles for your designs and not just the file names like, wiant_PopArt.PSD. If you complete this, add descriptions and continue to revise and improve the website. Make sure you submit your website URL on top of the rubric and turn in the rubric correctly. 

 

Agenda:

1. Class setup of URL

2. Complete Portfolio Form after URL is correct

3. Removed unneeded elements like social media or contact forms.

 

Exit Ticket

Complete Portfolio Semester 1 Checklist

Friday 10/8

Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

You will be using Wix to create your portfolio website. Sign up for an account by following the link below. Use whatever email address that you use the most often. It does not need to be your school email. 

Wix Sign Up Page (Click on Sign Up once you are on the webpage.)

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 set up the navigation of our website today too.

Agenda

1. Update Tracker

2. Review Portfolio & Start Building

Wednesday 10/6

Postcard ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Revise and finalize your designs today. You will complete the self-evaluation on your rubric at the end of the class.

Monday 10/4

Branding ~ Critique Stage

Today you won't be having an official critique that you are use to. It will be a simple 1 on 1 check in with Mr. Wiant. Next class these projects are due. 

Friday 10/1

Postcard ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs and be prepared for the critique next class.

Wednesday 9/29

Postcard ~ Design Stage

Brainstorming was due yesterday. Everyone should be moving forward with their design today. You can’t move forward without finishing your brainstorming. In two classes you will have a critique, so you must be efficient when designing. Make sure you have turned in all of your brainstorming pieces correctly as well. 

All late Invitations were graded. Please check your email for the video feedback and grade. 

Friday 9/24

Postcard ~ Brainstorm Stage

You will be starting your next project, which is to create a postcard design.

 

Agenda

1. Review Project (5 mins)

2. HI Visual Identity (5 mins)

3. Brainstorm

Wednesday 9/22

Branding ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Today you need to wrap up your branding designs. We are going to go through how a return address should look on an envelope and then Mr. Wiant will be giving you all feedback during class.

Monday 9/20

Branding ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your projects. Mr. Wiant will be giving feedback next class and these will be due as well. 

Friday 9/17

Branding ~ Design Stage

Today you will be starting your branding designs. We will got through how to get started before you start. 

Wednesday 9/15

Branding ~ Design Stage

You will be starting your next project today after we go over a few notes about Branding. Create a new doc in your Misc. folder and title it “Branding Notes”.

 

Agenda:

1. Branding Notes (10 mins)

2. Brainstorm & Share Out (15 mins)

3. Mr. Wiant Layout Demo

4. Design time

Monday 9/13

Invitation ~ Finalize Stage

Wrap up your designs. We will go over the turn-in direction so you turn these in correctly at the end of class. You will need to complete the self-evaluation on your rubric today too.

Exit Ticket

Project Feedback

Friday 9/10

Invitation ~ Design Stage

Designs are due next class. Continue to move forward and work to reach your goal for today. 

Wednesday 9/8

Invitation ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs by applying your design concept skills.

Friday 9/3

Invitation ~ Design Stage

Everyone needs to start their designs today. Use your sketch to guide you as you start. So that means your sketch needs to be out for you to reference while you are working. You will need to complete a short exercise on how to use margins, columns and guides in InDesign before you get started today. You will only have three full classes to complete this project, which would mimic the quick turnaround time a client may need. 

Agenda:
1. InDesign Alignment Exercise (8 mins)

2. Start Designs

Wednesday 9/1

Invitation ~ Brainstorming Stage

Your next project will be to create an invitation. You will brainstorm and some will get started on their designs today. We will first go over a few slides and notes about invitation design. 

 

Agenda:

1. Invitation Slides & Notes (15 mins)

2. Project Details (5 mins)

3. Inspiration & Sketches

Monday 8/30

InDesign Intro Tutorials

Continue to work on the tutorials. Ensure you have a clear understanding of the tools you are working with.

 

Exit Ticket

Designer Check In

Friday 8/27

Housekeeping & InDesign Intro Tutorials

Today we will start a series of InDesign tutorials to prepare you for your first InDesign assignment after we learn a bit more about InDesign. 

 

Agenda:

1. Intro to InDesign (15 mins)

2. Start with InDesign

Wednesday 8/25
Welcome Back

Today we will going through some welcome back info and set some expectations for ourselves. We will dive into InDesign next class. 

 

Agenda:

1. Welcome Slides & Drive Setup (35 mins)

2. Review Website (5 mins)

3. Expectations (35 mins)