Graphic Design 2 & MGD 111 Assignments

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.