Graphic Design 2 Assignments

Tuesday 3/10

Due: End of Class

Surrealist Self-Portrait

Step 1: Brainstorming

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 “Surrealist 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. 

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.

 

Grading:

Completing your brainstorming will be part of your professionalism grade for your final project.

Thursday 2/13

Surrealism Landscape Brainstorming

Step 1: Inspiration Pieces

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

2. Create another folder inside and call it Brainstorming. 

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

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

5. At the bottom, write at least 3 sentences explaining what elements you like about these inspiration pieces. 

 

Step 2: Sketches

Create 2 sketches for this project. 

 

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.

Sketch Exemplars

 

Brainstorming Turn-in Directions:

1. Take a photo of your sketches. Make sure you get a clean picture. 

2. Upload the image to your Brainstorming folder. 

3. Save the Brainstorming rubric correctly. 

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

Friday 2/7

Due: 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 because you will be using them on the upcoming projects this semester. The more you understand how to apply these skills, the more successful you will be.

 

Tutorial Directions

Friday 1/17

Due: End of class

Citywide Brainstorming

You will need to first collect at least 10 inspiration pieces. Create a Citywide folder in your Final and then a Brainstorming folder inside there. You will save the inspiration pieces there. 

 

Once that is done, create 1 sketch for your design. 

 

Sketches Include:

- Very detailed notes about color, fonts, design concept, etc.

- Images or Text

- Colors using colored pencils or markers

Brainstorming Turn-in Directions:

1. Take a photo of your sketch with your phone or Photobooth. Make sure you get a clean picture. 

2. Upload your image to your Brainstorming folder in your Citywide folder. 

3. Save the Brainstorming rubric correctly. 

 

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

Tuesday 11/12

Portfolio Website

A portfolio is a 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.

2. Portfolio 

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

3. Your URL (website address) is 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.

Thursday 10/24
Cubee Brainstorming

Inspiration Direction:

1. You will spend no more than 10 minutes looking through cubee characters.

2. Find at least five cubees that you can pull inspiration when designing your own cubee. 

3. Include the 6th inspiration piece as your own vector character JPG design.

4. Copy and paste the images into a new doc titled “lastName_CubeeInspiration” and save it into your “Brainstorming” folder. 

5. Write at least three sentences explaining why you selected these pieces for your inspiration at the bottom of this doc. 

 

Sketch Directions:

One sketch needs to be completed on the provided template. Look at your inspiration piece or other designs online to get an idea of how to create the unique details of your character. You will be embedding this sketch into Illustrator in order to recreate your sketch as a vector image. 

 

Sketch Requirements:

1. All details are included. 

2. Color is included. 

 

Turn-In Directions:

Take a photo of your sketch and save it to your Brainstorming folder, which should also have your inspiration document and rubric in it. 

 

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

Tuesday 10/15

Portfolio Website

A portfolio is a 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.

2. Portfolio - You need to have at least 5 pieces to represent your best work from GD1. Each piece needs to include a title that is different than your file name. Descriptions are optional if you want to explain your work in a few sentences.

3. Your URL (website address) is 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 Step 1 and save it into your Portfolio folder that you will create in your Final folder.

Friday 9/27

Due Date: Tuesday at midnight

Sugar Skull Brainstorming

You will start your brainstorming by collecting inspiration pieces. Then you will complete a detailed sugar skull sketch. These will be turned into your Brainstorming folder. 

 

Inspiration Requirements:

Search online for 15 different inspiration pieces for sugar skulls. Copy and paste them into your Sugar Skull Inspiration document. Write a statement at the bottom about different elements that you are attracted to in the inspiration pieces and why. Use correct grammar, explain your answer and write at least 3 sentences. 

 

Sketch Requirements:

Complete a detailed sketch of your sugar skull using one of the provided templates or create your own skull shape. Your sketch needs to include color and be completed with a variety of shapes and designs.

 

1. Colors are used

2. Sugar skull elements are sketched

3. Detailed notes about how you will create these elements are included

 

Sketch Turn-in Directions:

1. Take a photo and make sure you get a clean picture. 

2. Upload your photo to your Brainstorming folder in your Sugar Skull folder. 

3. Save the Brainstorming rubric correctly. 

 

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

Thursday 9/5

Due Date: End of Next Class

Vector Character Brainstorming

In order to brainstorm, you will need to first collect inspiration pieces and then create sketches. 

 

Inspiration Pieces:

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

 

Sketches:

You will create your sketches once you have your 10 inspiration pieces. You need to create three sketches of different characters. Once you have created your sketches, you can move onto taking a photo to create your design. 

 

Sketch Requirements:

Detailed notes about 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 - Vector Character Brainstorming and save it into your Vector Character>Brainstorming folder. 

Thursday 8/22

Due Date: Start of Next Class

My Summer Poster Mind Map & Sketches

You will create a detailed mind map to help brainstorm ideas for your project. Try using both words and sketches in your mind map. After you will then start your sketches. 

 

Mind Maps

Mind maps will help you get your thoughts out on a page before you start your sketches. Mind maps need to be elaborate with many different ideas. Remember to use quick sketches and words. Add colors too.

 

Exemplar Mind Maps

 

Sketches

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

 

Sketch Requirements:

1. Text and images need to be included.

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

 

Brainstorming Turn-in Directions:

1. Take a photo of your sketches with Photobooth on your computer. Make sure you get a clean picture because this is part of your grade.

2. Create a “Brainstorming” folder inside your My Summer folder.

3. Upload your two images to your Brainstorming.

3. Save the Brainstorming rubric correctly.

 

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

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