Graphic Design 3 & MGD 114 Agenda

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.

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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.

 

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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)