Graphic Design 3  & MGD 105 Agenda

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

Thursday 3/11 

Typography Landmark ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

It is time to wrap up those projects. Make sure you turn in your AI and JPG file. If you need extra time, let Mr. Wiant know. 

Wednesday 3/10

Typography Landmark ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

If you are ready to turn in your project today, you can. If not, you need to get them wrapped up and turned in tomorrow. You will need to care of your self evaluation on the rubric before the project can be graded. 

Tuesday 3/9

Typography Landmark ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

You will be turning in your project either tomorrow or Thursday. If you are unsure about getting this done in time, please reach out to Mr. Wiant. 

Optional Exit Ticket

Project Feedback Check In

Monday 3/8

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

You can start to turn these projects in on Wednesday during finals. If you need the extra time, you will have until Thursday to get these turned in. 

Friday3/5

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

You should be at least 50% done with your projects today. That will keep you on track for the due date of Thursday. At the end of class you need to turn in two JPGS. One jpg with your guide image turned on and one turned off so we can just see the typography. 

Exit Ticket & Attendance

Project Feedback Check In

Thursday 3/4

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Apply that feedback and reach out if you need any help or feedback today. 

Exit Ticket & Attendance

End of Pathway Exit Survey

Wednesday 3/3

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Continue working. At the end of class you will submit your work for video feedback from Mr. Wiant. 

Exit Ticket & Attendance

Project Feedback Check In

 

Tuesday 3/2

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Tomorrow you will submit your designs for some feedback. 

Tuesday 3/2

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Tomorrow you will submit your designs for some feedback. 

Monday 3/1

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs today. Consider how you can use positive/negative space in your designs so you aren't killing yourself with tiny details. 

Exit Ticket & Attendance

Project Check In Survey

Friday 2/26

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs today. You will submit your work for feedback today. 

 

Exit Ticket & Attendance

Project Check In Survey

Thursday 2/25

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

We will start today by going through the project rubric and then you will continue with your design. Remember to try and save often so you don’t lose any work if there is an issue with your Illustrator.

Wednesday 2/24

Typography Landmark ~ Design Stage

You will start today by completing a tutorial to have a better understanding of how to work with typography in this project. Once you are done with the tutorial, submit it to your Misc. folder for your attendance for today. Consider how you can use size to create depth and dimension in your own designs. 

 

Letter Typography Curves Tutorial

Monday 2/23
Typography Landmark ~ Brainstorming Stage

You will be starting your final project today. You complete your brainstorming today and then move onto your design next class. 

Exit Ticket:

Give project feedback on the last project.

Monday 2/22
Typography Character ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Projects are due on by the end of today. If you are concerned about getting it turned in, you need to reach out to Mr. Wiant. Tomorrow we will move forward with our final design. 

Friday 2/18
Typography Character ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Projects are due on Monday! Continue to move forward. If you would like feedback during class, speak up. You can also submit your JPG at the end of class and Mr. Wiant will give you video feedback. ​

Optional Exit Ticket

Project Check In Survey

Thursday 2/18

Typography Character ~ Design Stage

We are working to wrap up these projects for Monday. The due date has changed so you can get 1 extra day!

Exit Ticket & Attendance

Project Check In Survey

Wednesday 2/17

Typography Character ~ Design Stage

Continue moving forward. Projects are due on Friday and you will start your final project on Monday. ​

Friday 2/12

Typography Character ~ Design Stage

Mr. Wiant will be doing some checking in today. Projects are due next Friday. 

Thursday 2/11

Typography Character ~ Design Stage

Continue to move forward with your project and consider how you can speed your process up. 

Wednesday 2/10

Typography Character ~ Critique Stage

Today we do some group feedback and individual break out room feedback so you have an opportunity to critique and improve your work. 

Exit Ticket & Attendance

Improvements - Google Classroom Question

Tuesday 2/9

Typography Character ~ Design Stage

Mr. Wiant will be having check ins with you today. Tomorrow we are going to be doing group feedback, like a mini critique session. Be prepared to share out and get feedback from the other designers. 

Exit Ticket & Attendance

Project Check In Survey

Monday 2/8

Typography Character ~ Design Stage

When working on your designs, make sure you aren't making too small of words or you will run out of time for this project. Using a variety of sizes of words will make a more impactful design as well. 

Friday 2/5

Typography Character ~ Design Stage

By the end of class today you should have a well defined character when you turn off your bottom “guide image” layer. This will keep you on track to completing your project on time.

 

Exit Ticket:

Check In Form 

Thursday 2/4

Typography Character ~ Design Stage

Continue to move forward with your designs. If you need additional help with the new text warp tools, let Mr. Wiant know. 

 

Exit Ticket:

Check In Form 

Wednesday 2/3

Typography Character ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs today focusing on using various tools to warp and manipulate the typography to create the characteristics of your characters. These will be due next week so you need to be making good progress. Before 2:30 this afternoon, submit your current progress into the form below for your attendance. You will submit a JPG image. 

Exit Ticket & Attendance

Project Check In Survey

Tuesday 2/2

Typography Character ~ Design Stage

You will start class by going through a refresher swatches tutorial. You will then continue to work on your designs. 

 

Agenda:

1. How to create an Illustrator custom swatch tutorial (5 mins)

2. Design Time

Monday 2/1

Typography Character ~ Brainstorming & Design Stage

You will be starting your new project today after we go over the project details and rubric. You will go over how to transform type in Illustrator using the Envelope Distort tool and then Brainstorming for this project.

 

Agenda:

1. Illustrator Setup & Text Demo - You do not need an image while doing this demo. (5 mins)

2. Brainstorming (15 mins)

3. Designing 

Friday 1/29

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 nice balance. By the end of day today, you need to write a solid Self Evaluation for your competencies on the rubrics as well.

Exemplar Self-Evaluation

Thursday 1/28

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

You will continue to work on your designs to wrap them up for Friday’s class. If you are having tech issues and are fearful of getting this done in time, reach out to Mr. Wiant. 

 

Exit Ticket

Complete the Check In form so Mr. Wiant has a clear understanding of what you need help with. 

Wednesday 1/27

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. Pay close attention to details as you work on these.

Tuesday 1/26

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

Assuming Illustrator is working for you, you will continue to work on your logo designs. You should have completed the exercise from yesterday, which may help you with your project. Mr Wiant will be doing group check ins with you today. 

Shape & Curvature Exercise

Monday 1/25

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

Before you continue to work on your designs, you will work on an exercise to grow the skills you need to create this design. Remember, you are not simply using a font without significantly altering it. And you should only be using the pen tool if you are creating smooth curves and shapes. 

Shape & Curvature Exercise

Friday 1/22

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

You will then start to create your logos in Illustrator. Follow the directions on the Project page on how to set up your files correctly. Start by attempting to recreate your most successful logo. We will first go over the project rubric. 

Thursday 1/21

Ligature Logo ~ Brainstorming Stage

You will need to complete brainstorming today and then you will complete the extension from last class if you get your brainstorming turned in. Once you are done, you will move onto your designs next class. We will first go over the project details.

Wednesday 1/20

Ligature Logos & Tutorial
You will complete the Ligature Logo tutorial today. Once you are done, turn it into your Ligature Logo folder and then complete the Extension tutorial below.

Tutorial Files:

Illustrator Ligature Logo Tutorial

Extension

Sketching to Vector Extension

Tuesday 1/19

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 Files:

Illustrator Ligature Logo Tutorial

Extension

Sketching to Vector Extension

Agenda:

1. Ligature Logo Slides (15 mins)

2. Ligature Tutorial & Sketching to Vector Extension

3. Designer Check In

Friday 1/15

Word Play ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

You need to wrap up your projects today. Make sure you have added the info at the bottom and check your design concepts, like balance and white space, for your design. ​Don't forget to save the rubric correctly too!

Thursday 1/14

Word Play ~ Design Stage

Today is an asynchronous work day. Make sure you take care of the Do-Now for your attendance and be working on these designs for at least an hour today. This is not just a free day where you don't need to work! You need to be moving forward with your designs. These are due tomorrow. Make sure you are pushing your design skills with what you can add and manipulate in your designs.

Wednesday 1/13

Word Play ~ Design Stage

You should have two designs close to be completed today. Make sure you are applying multiple typography AND Illustrator skills on each design. Don’t forget to add in the font and tools that you used too.

Tuesday 1/12

Word Play ~ Design Stage

If ​your file did not save correctly, you need to make sure to follow the directions on the bottom of this doc. If you have issues figuring this out, reach out to Mr. Wiant.

Adobe Log In and Saving Directions

 

At the end of class today, you need to save your work correctly to your Drive. Just save your work to your Misc. folder. Then complete the second attendance survey.

 

Attendance Survey

Monday 1/11

Word Play ~ Design Stage

Everyone will be starting their projects today. Go to the Project page and follow the design steps. Step 1 will show you how to set up your AI file correctly.

Friday 1/8

Word Play ~ Design Stage

We are going to discuss leading and kerning today before you get started with your assignment.

 

Agenda:

1. Kerning, Tracking, and Leading Slides and Game (20mins)

2. Adobe Log In

3. Assignment Review and Brainstorming

Thursday 1/7

Word Play ~ Design Stage

We are going to discuss leading and kerning today before you get started with your assignment.

 

Agenda:

1. Kerning, Tracking, and Leading Slides and Game (20mins)

2. Adobe Log In

3. Assignment Review and Brainstorming

Wednesday 1/6

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 tomorrow.

 

Agenda:

1. Welcome Back Reminders (10 mins)

2. Typography Prezi (20 mins)

3. Kerning Slides and Game (10mins)

4. Adobe Log In

Thursday 10/15

Menu Design ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Take a look at your designs and think how you can improve your alignment and hierarchy. This is an area that everyone can improve on. Projects and rubrics need to be 100% completed by the end of day on Sunday. ​Mr. Wiant will be available from 11:30-1:30 for office hours on Friday. Text if you need help or feedback and then you can meet at our class Zoom link.

Wednesday 10/14

Menu Design ~ Design Stage

Focus on creating strong hierarchy and alignment for your designs. Two more days to complete these!

Monday 10/12

Menu Design ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs and think about how you can improve your design by thinking about what you wrote about in the Do-Now.

Friday 10/9

Menu Design ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. Really focus on how you are pushing your creativity by creating strong images for your design. Critique will be in two days.

Thursday 10/8

Menu Design ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. Really focus on how you are pushing your creativity by creating strong images for your design.

Wednesday 10/7

Menu Design ~ Design Stage

Today you will start your designs. We will go through how to set up your files correctly. Make sure you are using margins, columns and guides when creating your menus.

Tuesday 10/6

Menu Design ~ Brainstorming Stage

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

Monday 10/5

Postcard ~ Revision & Finalize Stage

Revise and finalize your designs today. Make sure you are looking at your rubric and knowing the competency areas that you will be graded on. Really focus on how you will use the design concepts successfully in your design.

Friday 10/2

Postcard ~ Design Stage

Remember, these are due on Monday. Use this weekend to get caught up with your design so you have a very high quality project ready to be turned in. You need to complete the Attendance Survey below in order to be marked present for today's class. Do this by 9:30am.

Attendance Survey

Thursday 10/1

Postcard ~ Design Stage

The project due date has been pushed back to Monday, which means your final project will be cut short by one day. You also have the entire weekend to work on these, which means there should be no excuse to have these turned in on time and in a very high quality that you are all capable of doing.

 

By 9:30am tomorrow, you will need to complete Do-Now. This will be your attendance because Mr. Wiant will not be in class.

Exit Ticket:

Progress Check In

Wednesday 9/30

Postcard ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs and be prepared for the critique next class. This will be a low key critique so you will have a good portion of the class to work. We will go over how to setup the background, margins and guides before we get started.  

Exit Ticket:
Progress Check In

Tuesday 9/29

Postcard ~ Design Stage

Everyone should be moving forward with their design today. You can’t move forward without finishing your brainstorming though, which puts you behind on this project. In two classes you will have a critique, so you must be efficient when designing and then you will be turning your projects in.

 

Exit Ticket:

Postcard Links

Friday 9/25
Postcard ~ Brainstorm Stage

You will be starting your next project, which is to create a postcard design for a specific location. We will go over the project and then you will begin to brainstorm today. Brainstorming is due by Monday 8:00am.

Thursday 9/24
Invitation ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

You got feedback that will hopefully help you revise and improve your designs. Mr. Wiant also gave you feedback on the spreadsheet from yesterday. If you do not complete these today, you have until Monday 8:00am to wrap them up with no late penalty. Make sure you have your JPG and rubric turned in correctly too.

Feedback Spreadsheet

You can look at the examples below, which will show good contrasting fonts used in invitations. This is an area a lot of you are struggling with currently.

https://www.canva.com/learn/wedding-fonts/

Make sure to check your spelling too!

Wednesday 9/23

Invitation ~ Critique Stage

Today you will complete a peer critique and then complete your written critique.

Step 1:

Invitation Critique Directions and List

 

Step 2:

Critique Reflection - Can be found on Google Classroom

Tuesday 9/22

Invitation ~ Design Stage

As mentioned yesterday during 8th period, the critique has been pushed back by one day to allow for enough time to design. We will be stopping class early so you can do your final prep for the critique, which will be the Exit Ticket.

Exit Ticket

Critique Survey

Monday 9/21
Invitation ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. Next class it will be time for your video critique! If you were not able to use Flipgrid last time, please make sure you reach out to Mr. Wiant today to get help! Everyone must attend 8th period today at 2:20. You will use our class Zoom link.

Friday 9/18
Invitation ~ Design Stage

Continue working on your designs. You need to update the Invite Tracker if you did not complete it last class.

Invite Tracker

Thursday 9/17

Invitation ~ Design Stage

Continue working on your designs taking into consideration how you are using the design concepts correctly in your design.

Wednesday 9/16

Invitation ~ Design Stage

Before we start today, you will take a few notes on additional design concepts. Then you will start your designs today. Use the most successful sketch and start to design using that sketch. You NEED to use your sketch while you start your design, so have your sketches out while you are working.

 

Agenda:

1. Proximity & Alignment Slides

2. Start Designing

Tuesday 9/15

Invitation ~ Brainstorming Stage

Your next project will be to create an invitation. You will brainstorm and get started on the design today. We will first go over a few slides about visual hierarchy in invitation design.

 

Agenda:

1. Hierarchy Slides (12 mins)

2. Project Details (5 mins)

3. Inspiration & Sketches

Monday 9/14

Year 2020 ~ Revise Stage

Your projects are due today!​ You need to follow the directions on the Project page in order to turn these in corretly.

Friday 9/11

Year 2020 ~ Revise Stage

You are now working to revise and improve your designs. Remember, there is no such thing as a perfect design! Continue to tweak and improve your designs today as Mr. Wiant checks in. Everyone needs to be working in their designs throughout class today. No opening your project and not working!

Thursday 9/10

Year 2020 ~ Critique Stage

You will complete your written critiques today. First you will review the Flipgrid critique from your partner and then there will be a few min debrief with your partner in a breakout room. After that, you will write your critique. The due date for the project has moved, make sure you look at the calendar.

Critique Partners & Link

Wednesday 9/9

Year 2020 ~ Critique Stage

You will start class by working on your designs. Then we will go over how you will be completing a Flipgrid critique today. Before you start, ensure that your link is on the project links.

Critique Partners & Link

Tuesday 9/8

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

You need to continue with your projects today. Tomorrow will be a critique day and then you will be looking to wrap these up on Thursday. You will present your designs on Friday. If you have started a new Doc, you need to update the project link form now.

Friday 9/4

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

Yesterday you set goals for yourself. If you did not hit that goal, think about what needs to be done to reach that. To start though, we will be sharing some designs to the class. If you have started a new Doc, you need to update the project link form now.

Thursday 9/3

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

You will continue to work on your designs, after we review some more design concepts. Make sure to keep in mind what your goal is for today. You will complete an exit ticket today explaining if you have or have not reached your goal.

Wednesday 9/2

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. Tomorrow we are going to review a few more of the design concepts to ensure you are using them throughout your designs. Mr. Wiant will continue to have 1 on 1 checkins throughout class.

Tuesday 9/1

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

You are going to continue to work on your designs today. Mr. Wiant will be doing some 1 on 1 check ins throughout the class. The exit ticket will be posted in the Chat window at the end of class.

Monday 8/31

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

Make sure you are using color theory successfully in your designs. We are also going to review Hierarchy and Flow before you get started today.

Exit Ticket:

Complete the shareable link form.

Friday 8/28

Year 2020 ~ Design Stage

You all will start to create your design today. Remember, everyone must use Lucidpress to layout your design, however, if you want to use Photopea you can in order to edit photos. You can also use Vectr.com in order to create vector images for your projects. On yesterday’s agenda you can find tutorials on how to use the programs. Before we start, we are going to look at some examples of designs.

Thursday 8/27

Culture & Tutorials

We spoke about race, ethnicity, and culture yesterday. These are concepts you should keep in your mind while brainstorming your project. You do not need to create a social justice poster, but you should keep in mind the power you have as a designer.

For example, if you spent time with your family in Mexico this summer and you want to create a poster that represents that, then you should consider how culturally responsive design is being used. Have you researched that cultures colors, typography and so on?

To start off with today, we are going to watch a video to finish off our conversation of the power you have as an artist and graphic designer. Start by opening up your Culture Doc from the other day.

Agenda:

1. Culture Video & Discussion (20 mins)

2. How to set your file up correctly & project rubric (5 mins)

3. Lucidpress & Photopea Video Tutorials. If you didn't complete the HW you will need to follow the tutorial on how to correctly create your free Lucidpress account.

Wednesday 8/26

Year 2020 ~ Brainstorming Due

Today you will brainstorm for your project, which will be due by next class. You need to turn the brainstorming in according to the directions on the Assignment page, which we will go over together. Think about what you have learned with culturally responsive design and socially responsive design so you can implement those skills into this project.

Tuesday 8/25

The Power of Graphic Design

We are going to look into the power of graphic design today. You will take notes on your Culture doc you created, so have that opened. You will start to brainstorm for your project next class. Come to class with a theme for your poster design.

Monday 8/24
Welcome Back! (Virtually)

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. Review Project and Brainstorm

4. Software Tutorials

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