Graphic Design 2 & MGD 112 Assignments

Thursday 4/21

Culture Poster Brainstorming

Step 1: Research a Culture

You need to first research a culture before moving into your sketches.

1. Create a new doc in your Culture folder and title it “Culture Research”. 

2. Copy and paste the worksheet into this doc. Culture Research Worksheet

 

Step 2: Sketches

No inspiration pieces are required, but use your own knowledge of the design cycle to find what will be beneficial for yourself. You will need to create 1 sketch for your design with the required elements below. 

 

Sketch Requirements

- Poster will use typography and images. 

- Detailed notes about colors, fonts, theme, etc. 

- Questions you may have

 

Turn-in Directions

1. Take a photo of your sketch and drop it into your Brainstorming folder, which should be created inside your Culture poster. 

2. Ensure that your worksheet is saved in the Brainstorming folder too. 

 

Brainstorming Rubric - copy and paste into your own doc titled Rubric - Culture Brainstorming and save it into your Final-Culture>Brainstorming folder.

Monday 4/18

Final Portfolio Website

Steps

1. Include at least 4 designs from GD2

2. Add another design cycle project so you have a total of two pieces

 

Design Cycle Requirements

  • Project Title

  • A paragraph about what your original goal and what type of inspiration were you using in this design. Look back at what you wrote for your objectives. 

  • Images of your sketch and inspiration pieces. Title these sections so the viewer knows what they are looking at.

  • An image of your final design. 

  • Write a reflection on your final design. Discuss what you like about your design and why, what struggles you may have had in your design and how you created your design.

 

Portfolio Website Example

Albert's Website

Tru's Website

 

Turn-in Directions

1. Create a Portfolio folder in your Final. 

2. Save the rubric into it and fill out the top info, including your URL. 

Project Rubric - Copy and paste rubric into a new doc titled Rubric - GD2 Semester 2 Final Portfolio and save it into your Portfolio folder. 

Thursday 3/17

Due: End of Day Sunday
Logo Brainstorming

Step 1: Brainstorming Worksheet & Inspiration Pieces 

You need to complete this worksheet so you have a clear understanding of who your target audience is for your logo and design. 

 

  1. Create a Logo folder in your final. 

  2. Create a Brainstorming folder inside there. 

  3. Create a new doc in your Brainstorming folder.

  4. Copy and paste Logo Brainstorming Worksheet and title it “Logo Brainstorming Worksheet”.


 

Step 2: Logo Sketches

You will be creating at least 15 different sketches of your logo. Generate ideas from the links below, our Design Studio’s books or searching online. These can be rough sketches, so don’t be afraid to try all types of crazy sketches for your logos. Each sketch should take no longer than 2 mins and they need to represent your target audience well. Notes are not required. 

“One of the biggest mistakes a designer can make is to go straight to the computer and start plugging away at logo designs.”

Logo Sketch Exemplars

 

Turn In Directions

Take a photo of your sketch that is clear. Put the image of your sketch into your Brainstorming folder along with your worksheet.

 

Brainstorming Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Logo Brainstorming and save it into your Logo>Brainstorming folder. 

Thursday 2/24

Due: End of Day
Wallpaper Design Brainstorming

Step 1: Inspiration Pieces

1. Find at least 10 different inspiration pieces and place these designs into your brainstorming doc. Focus on finding vector elements that you find appealing and could be used in your own design. For example, if you are going to include pine trees, find vector pine trees that are in a style you may want to use. That way you can recreate them in your own style.  

2. At the bottom, write at least three sentences total explaining what type of characteristics you like about your inspiration pieces. 

 

Step 2: Sketches

1. You need to create at least one sketch.

2. Include detailed notes about your design that include colors and tools you may use. Also include notes about questions you may have. 

3. Take a photo that you will need to import and embed into Illustrator. 

 

Turn In Directions

Take a photo of your sketch that is clear. Put the image of your sketch into your Brainstorming folder. 

 

Brainstorming Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Wallpaper Brainstorming and save it into your Wallpaper>Brainstorming folder. 

Thursday 1/20

Due: End of Day
Vector Character Brainstorming

Step 1: Inspiration Pieces

1. Find at least 10 different inspiration pieces. Place these designs into your brainstorming doc. Find types of vector characters/portraits that are appealing to the style you want to work with and images of your person you are creating. 

2. At the bottom, write at least three sentences explaining what type of characteristics you like about your inspiration pieces. 

 

Step 2: Sketches

1. You need to create at least one sketch.

2. Include detailed notes about your design that include colors and tools you may use. Also include notes about questions you may have. 

3. Take a photo that you will need to import and embed into Illustrator. 

 

Turn In Directions

Take a photo of your sketch that is clear. Put the image of your sketch into your Brainstorming folder. 


Brainstorming Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Vector Character Brainstorming and save it into your Vector Character>Brainstorming folder.

Monday 1/10

Due: End of Class
Avatar Brainstorming

Step 1: Inspiration Pieces

You will need to find at least 10 different inspiration pieces. Create a folder in your final and title it “Avatar”. Then create a second folder inside there and title it “Brainstorming”. Save these inspiration pieces into this folder.

 

Step 2: Sketches

You need to create at least 5 sketches of different avatars. You will use the sketches as a base for your designs, so sketches must be completed! This is a requirement for the project.  

 

Sketch Requirements

Detailed notes about design and color

 

Turn In Directions

Take a photo of your sketch that is clear. Put the image of your sketch into your Brainstorming folder along with the inspiration pieces. 


Brainstorming Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Avatar Brainstorming and save it into your Avatar>Brainstorming folder.

Monday 11/29
Fall Final: What Is Your Mind Surrealism Self-Portrait Brainstorming

Step 1: Brainstorming Worksheet

You need to complete the brainstorming worksheet so you have a clear understanding of the elements in your design. 

 

1. Create a “Self-Portrait” folder in your Final.

2. Create a Brainstorming folder and then a new Doc titled “Self-Portrait Brainstorming Worksheet” and copy and paste the worksheet into your document.

 

Brainstorming Worksheet

 

Step 2: Sketch

Complete a sketch so you can have a better understanding of how your elements should be laid out on the design to create successful flow and balance. Do NOT choose random images. This needs to be meaningful to you. Use images that you take photos of if you can! 

 

Sketch Requirements

1. Detailed notes about your design.

2. Notes about what angle your portrait will be

3. Add color with color pencils to areas that will have color or add specific notes about the color. 

 

Turn-In Directions

Take a photo of your sketch that is clear. Put the image of your sketch into your Brainstorming folder along with your worksheet.

 

Brainstorming Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Self-Portrait Brainstorming and save it into your Self-Portrait>Brainstorming folder. 

Monday 11/8

Portfolio Website

A portfolio is very important for a designer to have to properly showcase their work and to have a place to display their work online. Wix is a free website building tool that will allow you to create a portfolio site that is unique to you. You will need to use trial and error while building this website and you may get frustrated, but you need to push on to complete the website. 

 

Steps:

1. Select a website template

2. Create Navigation - Video Tutorial

3. Interesting Home page design

4. Build gallery to showcase design work for Intro class

 

Portfolio Requirements: 

1. Home Page 

- This page needs to catch the viewer’s attention. You can use one of your strong designs, a quote, or whatever else you think will do this. Look online at examples for inspiration. 

2. Portfolio 

- You need to have at least 4 pieces to represent your best work from GD1. Each piece needs to include a title that is different from your file name. Descriptions are optional if you want to explain your work in a few sentences.

- You need to have at least 2 pieces to represent your best work from GD2. Each piece needs to include a title that is different from your file name. Descriptions are optional if you want to explain your work in a few sentences.

3. Your URL (website address)

- It should be setup like the following: stevewiant.wixsite.com/portfolio

 

Portfolio Help:

Use the Wix resources below to allow you to build a stronger and more engaging website portfolio. 

 

Navigation Video Tutorial

Discover the Wix Editor

 

How to Build a Wix Website Video Tutorial

 

Student Example Sites:

Adama's Website

Albert's Website

Juana’s Website

Tru's Website

Wiant's Sample Site


Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Portfolio Semester 1 and save it into your Portfolio folder that you will create in your Final folder.

Tuesday 11/9
Positive and Negative

Objective

Use a photo of a person and add type of some sort that represents that person. You will do this by using the pen tool, selection tools and masks. Add a simple background that will compliment your design but still create strong hierarchy. 

Examples

 

Project Steps

1. Create a Photoshop file 11x17” or 8.5x11” and 180dpi. 

2. Find an image of a person and remove the background. 

3. Isolate certain areas using the pen tool or selection tools. Then add type inside of the areas using clipping masks. 

4. Decide if you will colorize certain areas and what simplistic background can be added. 

 

Project Video Tips

Getting Started and Clipping Masks

Black and White Adjustment Layers

Background Tips

Colorizing Elements

 

Turn-in Directions

Save your PSD file and a high-res JPG file as “lastName_PositiveNegative” and upload them to a folder titled “Positive Negative Space”.

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Positive Negative and save it into your Positive Negative folder. 

Thursday 10/14

Due Date: Next Class

Surrealism Design Brainstorming

There will be several steps in the brainstorming process for this design. Make sure you take time to brainstorm correctly so you have an easier time creating your design.  

 

Step 1: Inspiration Pieces

1. Create a new folder in your Final and title it Surrealism. 

2. Create another folder inside and call it Brainstorming. 

3. Create a new Doc inside there and title “lastName_SurrealismInspiration”. 

4. Find at least 10 inspiration pieces and place them onto your Doc. 

5. At the bottom of the doc, write at least 3 sentences explaining what elements you like about these inspiration pieces. Make sure you check your grammar. 

 

Step 2: Sketches

Create just one detailed sketch of your concept using the requirements below. Exemplar Sketch

 

Sketch Requirements

1. Very detailed notes about colors or add color. 

2. Very detailed notes about the skills and tools you will be using to create this design. Think about the photo editing skills you have learned. 

 

Turn-in Directions:

1. Take a photo of your sketch and upload it to your Brainstorming folder. Make sure you get a clean picture that is good quality. 

2. You should have your inspiration doc saved into your brainstorming folder. 

3. Save the Brainstorming rubric correctly. 

 

Brainstorming Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Surrealism Brainstorming and save it into your Surrealism>Brainstorming folder. 

Thursday 10/7

Due Date: End of Next Class

Photo Editing Tutorials

You will be following through a series of tutorials to learn some skills and techniques on how to edit photos. Pay close attention to these techniques. The more you understand how to apply these skills, the more successful you will be.

 

Objective

These tutorials will refresh your knowledge of previous Photoshop tools and teach you new tools that will grow your photo editing skills that you will apply on upcoming projects. 

 

Downloads

Tutorial Directions

Thursday 9/16

Due Date: End of Next Class

Personal Impact Poster Brainstorming

There are three steps to the brainstorming process for this project. Take time to create a solid brainstorming plan so the design process goes smoothly for you.

Step 1: Flowchart (35 mins)

Flowcharts will help you get your thoughts out on a page before you start your sketches. They need to be elaborate with many different ideas. There are no bad ideas. The directions on how to create your flow chart are below.

 

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Directions for Flowcharts

 

Step 2: Inspiration Pieces (20 mins)

Find at least 5 poster designs that you could use for inspiration. Find posters that you can find elements that you could use in your own design. Place those inspiration pieces into your Brainstorming folder.

Step 3: Sketches (45 mins)

Use your flowcharts while working on your sketches. One sketch will need to be completed and all the included required elements need to be used. Take your time to add adequate notes and details on your sketches.

 

Sketch Requirements

Detailed notes about color, fonts, design concept, etc.

 

Brainstorming Turn-in Directions

1. Create an “Poster” folder in your Final folder.

2. Create a “Brainstorming” folder inside your Poster folder.

3. Take a clear photo of your sketch and upload that to your Brainstorming folder. 

4. Save your flowchart as a JPEG and upload your image to your Brainstorming.

3. Save the Brainstorming rubric correctly.

 

Brainstorming Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Poster Brainstorming and save it into your Poster>Brainstorming folder. 

Monday 8/30

Due Date: End of Class

About Me Brainstorming

You will create a detailed mind map flowchart to help brainstorm ideas for your project. You will then need to create one detailed sketch for this project. Upload your work to your Drive correctly. 

 

Flowchart (35 mins)

Flowcharts will help you get your thoughts out on a page before you start your sketches. They need to be elaborate with many different ideas. There are no bad ideas. The directions on how to create your flow chart are below.

 

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Directions for Flowcharts

 

Sketches (45 mins)

Use your flowcharts while working on your sketches. One sketch will need to be completed and all the included required elements need to be used. Take your time to add adequate notes and details on your sketches.

 

Sketch Requirements:

1. Your name needs to be on the design.

2. Detailed notes about color, fonts, design concept, etc.

 

Brainstorming Turn-in Directions:

1. Create an “About Me” folder in your Final folder.

2. Create a “Brainstorming” folder inside your About Me folder.

3. Take a clear photo of your sketch and upload that to your Brainstorming folder. 

4. Save your flowchart as a JPEG and upload your image to your Brainstorming.

3. Save the Brainstorming rubric correctly.

 

Brainstorming Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - About Me Brainstorming and save it into your About Me>Brainstorming folder.