Graphic Design 2 & MGD 112 Assignments

Wednesday 4/27
Where Is My 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 “Surrealism Self-Portrait” folder in your Final.

2. Create a Brainstorming folder and then a new Doc titled “Surrealism 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. 

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 - Surrealism Self-Portrait Brainstorming and save it into your Surrealism Self-Portrait>Brainstorming folder. 

Monday 4/12
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, write at least 3 sentences explaining what elements you like about these inspiration pieces. Make sure you check your grammar. 

 

Step 2: Flow Chart

1. Go to Creately and log in using your DPS info.

2. Create a new Flowchart in Creately using the video tutorial. Flow charts should be organized and very detailed. 

3. Export your chart as a JPG, rename it to “lastName_flowchart” and save it in your Brainstorming folder. 

 

Step 3: Sketches

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

 

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. 

 

Brainstorming 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 and flowchart 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. 

Wednesday 4/7
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

Turn In Directions:

1. Create a new folder in your Final and title it "Photo Editing".

2. Upload the six different tutorial files. If you completed extensions, upload those too. 

Thursday 12/3
Self-portrait Brainstorming

Before starting today, you will need to collect inspiration pieces. Create a folder in your Final and title it Self-portrait. Then create a Brainstorming folder inside there. 

 

Inspiration Pieces

Collect 5 different inspiration pieces of vector portraits and write 2-4 sentences explaining how you can create your own versions of those portraits. You need to do this for all 5 inspiration pieces. If you found an inspiration piece that is a tutorial, scan through the tutorial so you know what tools or skills that were used in it. Remember though, for this project you are not just recreating a tutorial. You need to make an original design. Place these on a brainstorming doc inside that Brainstorming folder. 


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 11/30
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 - Semester 1 Portfolio and save it into your Portfolio folder that you will create in your Final folder.

Monday 11/16

Due: End of Day Today

Icons Brainstorming

In order to brainstorm, you will need to first collect 5 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 “Icon”. Then create a second folder inside there and title it “Brainstorming”. Save these inspiration pieces into this folder, either in a new Doc or just floating in there. 

 

Sketches

You need to create at least 8 sketches for your icons. The sketches should be neat and add any notes about how you will create them. Also add notes about what colors these will be.

 

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 and rubric. 


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

Wednesday 11/4

Due: End of Day Today

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, either in a new Doc or just floating in there. 

 

Sketches

You will create your sketches once you have your 10 inspiration pieces. You need to create two sketches of different characters. These characters need to be original characters! Do not just trace an image on your screen. You can use inspiration from real characters, but it is important you use your creativity and make the best sketch you can. Once you have created your sketches, you can move onto taking a photo to create your design. 

 

Sketch Requirements:

1. Detailed notes about color

2. An original sketch

 

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 and rubric. 


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

Friday 10/22

Due: End of Day Today

Year 2020 Brainstorming

You will start the brainstorming by collecting 5 inspiration pieces. Then you will sketch your concept to get your creativity going. You may be limited in terms of being able to recreate your sketch digitally, due to not being able to use the Adobe software. That is OK. Sketch your grand idea anyways, make strong and detailed notes and this will help you move forward. 

 

Step 1: Inspiration Pieces

1. Create a new folder in your Final and title it “Year 2020”. 

2. Create another folder inside and call it “Brainstorming”. 

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

4. Find at least 5 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

Once you have your inspiration pieces, you are ready to sketch. You only need to sketch 1 idea 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.

 

Brainstorming Turn-in Directions:

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

2. Upload the image to your Brainstorming folder. If you need help with this, make sure you ask for help! 

3. Save the Brainstorming rubric correctly. 

 

Brainstorming Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Year 2020 Brainstorming and save it into your Year 2020>Brainstorming folder. 

Wednesday 10/21

Vectr.com Tutorials

You will be using free software that is similar to Illustrator during this year. Before we can get started on projects. You need to work through some tutorials to gain the skills you need to be successful this quarter. 

 

Tutorial Tracker

Tutorial 1: Vectr Tutorials

There are a series of tutorials you will need to complete in order. 

Tutorial Directions

 

Tutorial 2: Additional Tutorials

There are a series of tutorials you will need to complete in order to get a deeper understanding of Vectr.

Tutorial Directions