Graphic Design 1 - Period 5

Daily Agenda

Tuesday 4/18

Client Logo Design

Finish your logo design today. Save your AI file as "LasName_logo" and then save it as a JPG. Turn your JPG ONLY into your Misc. folder at the end of class.

Monday 4/17

Client Logo Design

You will continue to work on your HTEC logo design by creating your logo design in Illustrator. 

Thursday 4/13

Culture Poster Installations ~ Presentations

We will go over the process for presenting your designs today and the rubrics the panel and your peers will be using to grade you. For your presentation, you will need:

 

  1. Artist Statement

  2. 11x17 Poster

  3. Three copies of the panel rubric

 

Monday 4/10

Culture Poster Installations ~ Artist Statement

You will create an artist statement to go along with your designs today. This will need to be completed by the end of the class. Artist statements are critical to share your views and thoughts behind what you designed. These will be put up with your art, printed for your presentation and these will help prepare you for the presentation.


You will also answer a few questions on a worksheet. This will be used to help you share your designs and culture during the presentations. These will both be due at the end of class.

Friday 4/7

Culture Poster Installations ~ Finalize Stage

Complete your designs today and turn in your files and rubric according to the directions on the Project page.

Thursday 4/6

Culture Poster Installations ~ Critique Stage

We will be having a quick critique today and then you will start to finalize your designs. Designs need to be wrapped up next class.

 

Agenda:

1. Critique partner written feedback (8 mins)

2. Designer reflection (5 mins)

3. Answer clarifying questions (6 mins)

Tuesday 4/4

Culture Poster Installations ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. We will be having a critique next class and these designs will be due in two class periods.

Friday 3/24

Culture Poster Installations ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your design today. We will have a critique in two class periods.

Thursday 3/23

Culture Poster Installations ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs today. We will brainstorm with a peer today to help problem solve any areas of your design where you may be struggling.

Tuesday 3/21

Culture Poster Installations ~ Design Stage

Think about how you can push your creativity in your poster while you start your designs today.

Monday 3/20

Culture Poster Installations ~ Design Stage

Today you will need to start your designs by the end of class. Mr. Wiant will check your sketches and you will share your ideas with a partner to help to brainstorm your designs. Use your time management skills to stay on track to complete this project on time.

 

Agenda:

1. Sketches (10 mins)

2. Peer Brainstorming (10 mins)

  • Share your do-now and your overall theme of your design.

  • Brainstorm with partner on how to solve this problem.

3. Complete Sketches/Start Designs

Friday 3/17

Culture Poster Installations ~ Design Stage

You will start your designs today after we go over the project details and rubric. You are designing a large poster, make sure you are concentrated on finding only high-resolution images to use for your design. If you are using an image that fills your design, you may have to look for 10mp or larger! You will have six class periods to finish your designs. 

Thursday 3/16

Culture Poster Installations ~ Pre-design Stage

Finish writing your paragraph today. Then you will start your brainstorming and sketches. These will be due next class. You may be able to find additional inspiration pieces on the website below. If you complete your brainstorming and sketch, work on a second sketch. You will not start your designs on the computer until next class. Information about your brainstorming and sketches can be found on the Project page. Everyone needs to be working on your sketches today, after your brainstorming is completed!

Cultural Design Examples

Agenda:

1. Complete paragraph & check for grammar

2. Complete brainstorming

3. Complete sketches

Tuesday 3/14

Social & Cultural Responsive Design ~ Pre-design Stage

We are going to look at a few examples of cultural designs and then you will need to complete your culture research and write your paragraphs. You will not start your sketches until tomorrow. So please take your time to write these correctly and to check your grammar.

Monday 3/13

Social & Cultural Responsive Design ~ Pre-design Stage

You will be working on your research today for your project. Take your time to find all of the required information and to check your grammar. The more preparation you have, the better your final product will be.

Thursday 3/9

Social & Cultural Responsive Design

We are going to go through a few slides to discuss culture before we go over the details of our next project.

 

Agenda:

1. Social & Cultural Responsive Design (35 mins)

2. Culture Slides and Discussion (30 mins)

    - Create a new doc in your Culture Poster folder and title it “What is culture?”

    - Number your document 1, 2, 3 to answer questions we will be discussing today.

3. Project Details (5 mins)

4. Brainstorm

Tuesday 3/7

Social & Cultural Responsive Design

We are going to prepare for our next project about culture by completing a group exercise, going through some slides and watching a short video.

Monday 3/6

Website Updates

I will be giving you 1 on 1 feedback on your portfolios today. You need to complete the Design Process page and then work on cleaning up or adding additional work to your site.

Portfolio Website Example

Wix Video Updates

Friday 3/3

Website Updates

If you have not completed your Process page, you need to first complete this. Details can be found on 2/10's agenda. Once you have completed this page, look through the help videos and explore how you can create an even higher level portfolio website design.

Wednesday 3/1-Thursday 3/2

Magazine Cover ~ Critique & Finalize Stage

We will start class today with a critique. Once we are done, you will use the remaining time to finalize and turn in your projects. With about 15 mins left in class, we will go over the turn-in directions on the Project page.

Tuesday 2/28

Magazine Cover ~ Design Stage

Next class we will start with a critique and then you will turn your projects in. Don’t forget to use spell check on your designs.

Monday 2/27

Magazine Cover ~ Design Stage

Continue to use the magazines in the class to pull inspiration from. This will allow you to push your creativity and design skills.

Friday 2/24

Magazine Cover ~ Design Stage

Everyone should be starting their designs today. Make sure you use your sketches, inspiration pieces and your new knowledge of magazine cover design to get started.

Wednesday 2/22-Thursday 2/23

Magazine Cover ~ Pre-design Stage

Your sketches are due at the end of class. Staple them together, if you have two pieces of paper, put your first and last name on them, and place them into the turn-in tray by the door at the end of class. Once you are done with your sketches, you can start on your designs in InDesign.

 

Agenda:

1. Review project details.

2. Review sketches requirements

3. Sketch

4. Start layout design

Tuesday 2/21

Magazine Cover ~ Pre-design Stage

Before we start our new project, we will be reviewing some slides on magazine cover design and then you will find inspiration magazine covers. 

 

Agenda:

1. Notes and Slides 

2. Mag. Layout Reflections 

Magazine Layout Reflection

It is important you think about what worked well and what didn’t work well as you work on this next project. Follow the directions below:

 

1. Open your Magazine Layout Rubric and read back through the comments.

2. Open your Magazine Layout Objective and read back through your objective.

3. Create a new Doc in your Critique folder and title it lastName_layoutCrititque.

4. Copy and paste the project reflection form and wait for us to go over the directions.

Friday 2/17
Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

You need to complete your design process page on your portfolio website today. Directions can be found below on Friday 2/10. Once you have completed the page, look through the video resources below and improver your website.

Wix Video Updates

Wednesday 2/15-Thursday 2/16

Magazine Layout ~ Critique & Finalize Stage

You will complete your critique today. These critique will make sure all the required elements are included in your designs. After the critiques, you will make any revisions needed and finalize the designs.

 

Agenda:

1. Peer Critique

2. Revisions

3. Review Turn-in Directions

4. Turn Projects In

 

Tuesday 2/14

Magazine Layout ~ Design Stage

Finish your second spread today. We will be having a critique next class.

Monday 2/13

Magazine Layout ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. You will have one more class to complete your second spread and be prepared for your critique.

Friday 2/10
Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

We will continue working on our portfolio sites. Remember, these sites are worth a grade so take your time to setup these correctly!

Today’s Agenda:

1. You need to create a new page on your website. This should be titled Design Process.

2. This page will show your thought and design process for several designs. The first design you will add is your Citywide design. You will need to include:

- Project Title

- A paragraph about what your original goal and what type of inspiration were you using in this design.

- Images of your sketch and inspiration pieces. Title these sections too.

- 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.

3. Create a new Folder in your Final and title it Portfolio. Create a new Doc inside it and title it Portfolio Copy. You will type your project description and reflection here. This will be easier for you to check your grammar before you place the text on the website. You then will copy and paste the copy to your website.

 

Portfolio Website Example

 

If you have completed your Process page, continue to edit and improve the rest of your website.

Wednesday 2/8-Thursday 2/9

Magazine Layout ~ Design Stage

Everyone needs to be working on your second spread today. We will be having a critique next class.

Tuesday 2/7

Magazine Layout ~ Design Stage

You should be finishing your first spread and moving onto your second spread today.

Monday 2/6

Magazine Layout ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs thinking about how to correctly use design elements in your design to create a successful layout. Make sure you are placing your images in a logical manner to maintain balance and flow.

Wednesday 2/1-Thursday 2/2

Magazine Layout ~ Design Stage

Once you have your sketches complete, begin to work on your layouts in InDesign. You will start your designs by working off of your sketches. Continue to use the magazines in the front and the inspiration pieces you found to help create your designs. We will first go over our project rubric on the Project page.

 

Agenda:

1. Project Rubric

2. Finish Sketches

3. Start Designs

 

Tuesday 1/31

Magazine Layout ~ Pre-design Stage

Continue to work on your sketches. You will be turning these in halfway through the next class and then start to work on your designs.

Monday 1/30

Magazine Layout ~ Pre-design Stage

Before we start our new project, we will be reviewing some slides on magazine design and you will start sketches for your new project.

 

Agenda:

1. Slides

2. Review Project

3. Sketches

Friday 1/27

Visual Hierarchy

Today we will add a new design element to the elements that we have already learned. We will go through a series of slides and then complete some exercises.

 

Agenda:

1. Slides

2. Independent Exercise

Visual Hierarchy Notes

Wednesday 1/25-Thursday 1/26
InDesign Tutorial

You will be doing a refresher InDesign tutorial today. The directions can be found on the Assignment page.

Tuesday 1/24
DPS Citywide Art Contest ~ Finalize Stage

We will go over how you need to save and turn in your projects. These are due at the end of class. Please make sure you turn them correctly, with the correct files and into the correct folder!

Monday 1/23

DPS Citywide Art Contest ~ Critique Stage

We will be doing a peer critique today. Any remaining class time will be spent improving and reworking your designs.

Friday 1/20

DPS Citywide Art Contest ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs today and be ready for the critique next class.

 

Wednesday 1/18-Thursday 1/19

DPS Citywide Art Contest ~ Design Stage

Continue to design keeping in mind what design elements make a successful design.

 

Tuesday 1/17

DPS Citywide Art Contest ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. We will be having a critique in three classes form now.

Friday 1/13

DPS Citywide Art Contest ~ Design Stage

First, we will go over the rubric for the project. Next, we will share our ideas and sketches with each other before starting to design today. This will help everyone get inspiration off of each other. You will start to design once we are done.

 

Wednesday 1/11-Thursday 1/12

DPS Citywide Art Contest ~ Pre-design Stage

Continue to work on your brainstorms and sketches. These should be completed by halfway through the class and then you should be moving onto your design. This will keep you on track to complete these. We will first go over the project rubric before you get started today.

 

Tuesday 1/10

DPS Citywide Art Contest ~ Pre-design Stage

You will be starting your designs for the Citywide Art Contest. You will complete a brainstorming exercise and then you will complete a sketch. These are due next class and directions can be found on the Assignment Page.

Monday 1/9

Housekeeping & Reflection

We have a few items to go over today before starting our next assignment tomorrow.

 

Agenda:

1. Housekeeping and Reminders (5 mins)

2. Review Semester 1 Final’s grades (10 mins)

3. Drive Clean UP (5 mins)

4. Design Warm Up

Friday 12/16

Typography Portrait ~ Finalize Stage

We will do a quick critique and then you will continue to work on your designs. If you do not have them ready to be turned in at the end of class today, you can turn them during your final without losing any points.

 

Wednesday 12/14-Thursday 12/15

Typography Portrait ~ Design Stage

The critique has been moved Friday. Make sure you are ready for the critique.

Tuesday 12/13

Typography Portrait ~ Design Stage

Next class you will be having a critique.

 

Monday 12/12

Typography Portrait ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. Explore different effects that may make your design even more impactful.

Friday 12/9

Typography Portrait ~ Design Stage

You will be starting your new project today after we go over the project details and rubric.

Wednesday 12/7-Thursday 12/8

Helvetica Movie & Sticker Prep

Stickers were not saved correctly. We will take care of these before we watch a typography movie.

Agenda:

1. If you are sharing work during the Expo, you need to email Mr. Wiant 1-2 designs. Follow the directions on the GD2 Agenda page. 

2. Prep your logo stickers correctly if you are sending them to get printed. 

    • Illustrator: 0.25 point

  • Create a new spot color, and call it: CutContour with C=0 M=100 Y=0 k=0

  • Select the line around your image and give it the color you have just created

Sticker Upload Form

3. If you complete both of those, head to your Portfolio Website and add one more additional design from this semester. You just need to add a title to your design.

4. Helvetica Movie

Tuesday 12/6

Animal Type ~ Design Stage

Continue to make improvements to your designs. Turn these designs in by following the directions at the end of class. If you finish your project early and have them uploaded, follow the directions on the Do-Now page on how to turn your logos in for your stickers. 

 

Monday 12/5

Animal Type ~ Critique Stage

We will be doing a peer critique to start with today. After the critique, you will continue to work on your designs. You will have next class to finish your designs.

 

Agenda:

1. Critique (20 mins)

2. Improve Designs from Feedback

Friday 12/2

Animal Type ~ Design Stage

Explore with text outline, envelope distort tools, and the transform tool as you work on your designs today. You will have two more classes to complete these.

Wednesday 11/30

Animal Type ~ Design Stage

Continue to move forward with your designs. You should be starting to layout your letters today.

 

Tuesday 11/29

Animal Type ~ Design Stage

You will be starting your new project today after we go over the project details and rubric.

 

 

Monday 11/28

Finalize Logos

You will select which logo you want to have printed into stickers. Follow the directions below:

CutContour Directions:

1. Create a new AI with the file size of 2.75x2.75 inches. 

2. Copy and paste your logo that you want printed into this new AI file. 

3. Follow the Outline Tutorial to creates the cut lines for your logo. 

To create an outline will need to have it setup like below:

  • Set the stroke weight (thickness) to 0.25 point

  • Create a new spot color, and call it: CutContour 

  • Use these settings for the color

Once you are done with your logo, open your portfolio website and continue to check your work following the directions from Friday's agenda below. If you complete the revisions, work on replacing any stock image with your own images and add 2 more designs from this year. You will need to add a title, but you do not need to write a description for these.  

Friday 11/18

Website Portfolio

You will need to finalize and cleanup your portfolios today. The following needs to be completed:

1. Erase all icons that you don't need.

2. Check that your page links have the correct spelling and that you are being consistent with your capitalization. 

3. Finish all titles and descriptions. 

4. Create a new blank Doc and copy and paste all descriptions, including your About Me info, into the Doc. Check your grammar and fix any errors. Copy and paste the text back into your website.

Wednesday 11/16-Thursday 11/17

Google Doodle ~ Finalize Stage

You need to complete your designs today and save your file as a high resolution JPG image so we can upload these.

 

Directions:

1. Take a picture of the Google form. If you don’t have a phone, you can scan the image in. (5 Mins)

2. Fill the rest of the information out on the form in Photoshop. (10 Mins)

3. Take a picture of your design. (5 Mins)

4. Email both files to yourself. (5 Mins)

5. Place the JPG of your image at the top of the form OR place the photo that you sent from your phone at the top of the form.

- If you are using Illustrator, copy and paste your entire design (Command + C, Command + V).

6. Upload your JPG Doodle using this Upload Form.

 

Tuesday 11/15

Google Doodle ~ Finalize Stage

Continue to think about the feedback you got in last class and then start to make tweaks to your designs to improve them. You will need to wrap the designs up today so you are prepared to upload the designs next class. Make sure your bring in your Google forms signed by your parents.

Monday 11/14

Google Doodle ~ Critique Stage

We will complete a peer critique today. Any remaining time will be spent working on your designs.

 

Friday 11/11

Google Doodle ~ Design Stage

Continue to work towards completing your designs. Have enough designed to be able to participate in the critique next class.

Wednesday 11/9-Thursday 11/10

Portfolio Due/Google Doodle ~ Design Stage

You will need to complete your portfolio int eh first half of class. These will be graded today. You need to have the following completed for your portfolio:

 

1. Write titles for all of your designs

2. Write descriptions for all designs.

3. Write strengths & struggles for one Intro project and for the GD1’s About Me Project.

4. Upload 5 Intro images and at least GD1 images. 

 

The second half of class you will continue to work on your designs. You will be having a critique in two classes. All Google forms need to be returned signed by your parents.

Tuesday 11/8

Google Doodle ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. You will be having a critique in three class periods.

 

Monday 11/7

Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

You should have all of your images uploaded and now you will add your project titles and descriptions. You will also need to have a strength and struggle for your About Me project from this year and for one project from last year. On the bottom of your rubric you will see exemplars and sentence stems to help you complete your project descriptions and strengths/struggles.

 

Agenda:

1. Write titles for all of your designs

2. Write descriptions for all designs.

3. Write strengths & struggles for one Intro project and for the GD1’s About Me Project.

4. Upload remaining images

Thursday 11/3

Google Doodle ~ Design Stage

You will be taking home the entry forms today and you need to have a parent/guardian sign the form in order for us to submit these designs. Keep the forms in good shape and bring them back next class.

Tuesday 11/1

Google Doodle ~ Pre-design Stage

Continue to create your sketch today. Everyone should be on the early stages of their actual design by the end of class today.

 

Monday 10/31

Google Doodle ~ Pre-design Stage

You are starting your new project today, which is to create a Google Doodle for their design contest. We will do some brainstorming exercises and then we will go over the project details.

 

Agenda:

1. Brainstorming (30 mins)

2. Review Project

3. Start sketching

 

Brainstorming:

1. (15 mins) - You will explore the industries and technologies that are shaping our future, such as:

• transportation (driverless cars)

• renewable energy (windmill power)

• technology (3D printing, artificial intelligence)

 

As you research, consider what things will be like in the future: How will people communicate with family and friends? How will they commute to school and work? Will there be world peace and equality?

 

Copy and paste images into your brainstorming Doc that align with your vision of the future. You need to also write a sentence or two explaining your vision. For example, “In the future I see robots taking the jobs of people.”

 

3. (10 mins) - Select one emerging technology/trend that would change your daily lives in the future. Write Technology Trend and below it write 3-5 sentences about this technology/trend and how you can create a design around this. Add images to your Doc too.

 

4. (5 mins) - We will now share some of your ideas.

Tuesday 10/25

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Finalize Stage

You need to complete your designs today. Make sure you have a solid colored background that complements your design well and you have the monster’s name on the background too. You can use any font choice for the name.

 

Background Directions:

1. Create a new layer and place it on the bottom.

2. Create your background by creating a solid color rectangle on your new layer. Make sure you do not have a stroke color and your rectangle fills your canvas correctly by zooming in.

Monday 10/24

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Finalize Stage

Continue to work on your designs. These will be due next class period.

 

Friday 10/21

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Critique Stage

We will be doing a peer critique to start with today. After the critique, you will continue to work on your designs. You will have two more classes to finalize these designs.

 

Agenda:

1. Critique (30 mins)

2. Improve Designs from Feedback

 

Wednesday 10/19-Thursday 10/20

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Design Stage

You will continue to work on your halloween typography projects today.

 

Tuesday 10/18

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Design Stage

You will continue to work on your halloween typography projects today. Be prepared for a critique next class.

 

Monday 10/17

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. 

 

 

Friday 10/14

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your monsters. We will be having our critique in two class periods.

 

 

Wednesday 10/12-Thursday 10/13

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Design Stage

Everyone should be placing text onto their monster. By the end of class today you should have a well defined monster when you turn off your bottom “guide image” layer. 

 

Agenda:

1. How to create an Illustrator custom swatch?

2. Design Time

3. Typography Choice Share Out

4. Design Time

 

Tuesday 10/11

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. If your monster isn’t coming out how you like, switch to a new sketch and start to create a new monster. I will start by showing you how to change the color of your text after you have warped the text.

Agenda:

1. Text Color Change

2. Design Time

Monday 10/10

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Design Stage

You will be starting your designs today by selecting your top sketch and recreate your sketch in Illustrator. You must design off of your sketch! You can scan the sketches to help give you the basic shape and outline of your monster or find an image that you can use as a reference on a bottom layer.

 

We will start class by going over how to transform type in Illustrator today using the Envelope Distort tool and create text boxes correctly. In a little bit you will share with a partner how you plan on using colors to enhance the depth of your monster. Be thinking about colors as you start your design.

 

Agenda:

1. Illustrator Text Demo (5 mins)

2. Design Time

3. Color Suggestions (2 mins)

4. Design Time

Friday 10/7

Halloween Typography Monster ~ Pre-design Stage

You will be starting your new project today after we go over the project details and sketch details.

Wednesday 10/5-Thursday 10/6

Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

You will have two periods to build the gallery for your website. Details can be found on the Assignment page.

Tuesday 10/4

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

Both of your logos need to be completed and turned in correctly today. Make sure you follow the directions carefully when turning these in. We will first go over our typography quiz before you get started. 

 

Monday 10/3

Ligature Logo ~ Critique Stage

We will be grading each other’s logos today and giving feedback. After you will write a short reflection on how you can improve your design.

 

Critique Directions:

  1. 2 Mins - Students will switch computers and write Critiquer under the rubric. Write your first and last name so these can be graded.

  2. 10 Mins - Take time to review the designs and grade the rubric. Critiquers needs to write feedback under each category and put a score. Use complete sentences and correct grammar.

  3. 4 Mins - Students will partner up and critiquer will give their feedback about the logos. Designers need to ask at least one question to clarify the feedback.

  4. 4 Mins - Designers will switch computers and go through the Step 2 again.

  5. 10 Mins - Designers will return to their computers and will need to write 3-4 sentences about what they can do to improve their designs by directly relating to the feedback their partner gave them.

 

 

Friday 9/30

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

Your second logo needs to be completed by the end of class. Next class you will be having a critique and the following class you will tweak your designs and turn these logos in.

 

Wednesday 9/28-Thursday 9/29

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

We will start with our typography quiz today. After the quiz, you will continue to work on your first logo design. You need to start your second logo design today. This will ensure you will be ready for our critique in two class periods. Your second logo will be created on the same file as your first logo.

 

Agenda:

  1. Typography Quiz

  2. Complete 1st Design

  3. Start 2nd Design

 

Tuesday 9/27

Ligature Logo ~ Design Stage

You will start to create your logos in Illustrator today, but first you need to finish up the tutorial from last class. Follow the directions on the Project page on how to setup your files correctly once you start your logo design. Make sure to play with different fonts and look at dafont.com for new fonts that you could use in your design. Start by attempting to recreate your most successful logo.

 

Agenda:

  1. Finish Logo Tutorial

  2. Start Logo Design

Monday 9/26

Ligature Logo ~ Pre-design Stage

You will complete an Illustrator tutorial today, which will show you some techniques on how you can create and add effects to your logos. Next class you will start your designs in Illustrator.

Tutorial Files:

Illustrator's Appearance Panel

 

Extension

Sketching to Vector Extension

Friday 9/23

Ligature Logo ~ Pre-design Stage

Complete your sketches today. If you complete your 10 sketches, you can work on the Extension below.

 

Extension:

Client's Request

 

CreativeConnect Shirt Contest - Vote!

Wednesday 9/21-Thursday 9/22

Ligature Logo ~ Pre-design Stage

We will be learning about what a ligature logo is today. After we go through some notes, you will get started on your sketches today.

 

Agenda:

  1. Ligature Logo Slides

  2. Project Details

  3. Sketches

 

 

Tuesday 9/20

Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

Start to work on your About page. If you finish up with that, you can start to work on your gallery. You will need to figure out what type of galleries you will want on your Intro and GD1 pages and you will need some sort of design or image for your main Gallery page. You will eventually finish up the rest of the details of the website and create a logo for your website.

 

Agenda:

1. Complete About Page

2. Work on Gallery Page

 

 

 

Monday 9/19

Portfolio Website ~ Design Stage

You should have your theme and navigation setup for your sites. You need to complete your landing page content today. Find a way to hook your viewers by having an engaging photo or design. Once you are done, you can move onto your About page.

Friday 9/16
Portfolio Website ~ Pre-design Stage

We will start today by finding a template that you want to use for your portfolio and then you will start to play around with the overall look of your design. We will go over how to setup the navigation of our website today.

 

Wix Sign Up Page (Click on Sign Up once you are on the webpage.)

Wednesday 9/13-Thursday 9/14

Class Critique ~ Finalize Stage

We will complete a critique for the first half of class and then you will spend the rest of class tweaking and preparing to turn your designs in. You will only be turning in both designs, but I will only be grading one for a grade.

 

Agenda:

1. Prepare for critique (5 mins)

2. Class critique (25 mins)

3. Complete and Turn-In Projects

Tuesday 9/13
Stylized Quote ~ Design Stage

Continue with your designs. Be ready to turn your work in next class after we have a class critique.

 
 
Monday 9/12
Stylized Quote ~ Design Stage

Start your second designs today. You will have one more class period and then we will be having a critique and you will complete your projects. 

 
Friday 9/9
Stylized Quote ~ Design Stage

You need to start on your second design by next class to stay on track for this project. Keep moving forward with this design.

Wednesday 9/7-Thursday 9/8

Stylized Quote ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. Don’t forget to find high-res and vector images to use in your design. Search websites for vector images and you can always stylize background images in Photoshop. For example, take a picture of the mountains and use filters to create an Instagram filter look. The Resources Page on our website has websites where you can find free vector images. You only have two class periods to complete your first design!

 

Tuesday 9/6

Stylized Quote Brainstorming ~ Pre-design Stage

We are going to go over our project and the brainstorming worksheet that needs to be completed before you get started on the project. Before we get started we are quickly going to talk about fonts that are overused and that need to be avoided.

 

 

Friday 9/2

Typography Notes & Pre-design

We will be going over some slides and taking notes on typography today. This may be a refresher for some of you, but it is essential that  you have a good understanding of typography to be a successful designer. We will be having a quiz over typography in a few days, so please take good notes so you can prepare. Once we are done with the notes we will go over our next project.

Wednesday 8/31-Thursday 9/1

About Me PSD Poster

You will have a little bit of time to finalize and turn in your projects. Then, everyone will be presenting these projects to the class today. Make sure you talk loudly so everyone can hear what you are saying.

 

Agenda:

1. Finalize Projects (20 mins)

2. Save and Turn-in (10 mins)

3. Present Projects (50 mins)

 

 

 

Tuesday 8/30

About Me PSD Poster

Continue to work on your designs. We will be presenting these projects next class and you will lose points if you are not ready to present these.

 

 

 

Monday 8/29

About Me PSD Poster

Continue to work on your designs and push your design skills.

 

 

 

Friday 8/26

About Me PSD Poster

You will continue with your designs today. Look for tutorials to really push your skills!

 

 

Wednesday 8/24 & Thursday 8/25

About Me PSD Poster

We will be setting up our Google Drive today and do some housekeeping before we get started on our first project. Open up Chrome and go to your Google Drive.

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