Graphic Design 1 & MGD 102 Assignments

Tuesday 10/26

Masks Brainstorming

You will need to brainstorm for this project, which is a critical step in the design process. This will help you move through creating the design faster because you already have a design plan created. You will need to complete the brainstorming before you start the project. 

 

Step 1: Inspiration Pieces

You will need to find at least 5 different inspiration pieces. You can search for Photoshop designs to get inspiration for this project. Save these inspiration pieces into your Masks>Brainstorming folder. 

 

Inspiration Help

  • What activities do you like?

  • What is important to you?

  • Have you seen a Photoshop design that has caught your attention?

Step 2: Sketches

You will create your sketches once you have your 5 inspiration pieces. Your sketch needs to be very detailed by adding notes to fully explain your design concept. Sketches aren’t artwork, so they need to be quickly done. Yet, they need to have a lot of details. 

 

Sketch Requirements

1. Detailed notes about color and tools you will use to create the design. 

2. Sketch needs to be kept in good condition. 

 

Sketch Exemplar

 

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 - Masks Brainstorming and save it into your Masks>Brainstorming folder. 

Thursday 2/25

Due Date: Next Class
Custom Poster Brainstorming

You will need to collect 5 inspiration pieces and then sketch in order to brainstorm for this design. 

 

Step 1: Inspiration Pieces - Exemplar 

1. Create a new Doc inside your Brainstorming folder and title it “lastName_Inspiration”. 

2. Sometimes it is tough to get started on a project when you don’t have clear ideas. Search online for at least 5 inspiration pieces and place them onto your Doc. 

3. At the top of your doc, write at least 3 sentences explaining what elements you like about these designs and what you want to try to create for your own design. 

 

Step 2: Sketch - Character Sketch Exemplar

You will need to create 1 sketch for your design that includes the elements below. Make sure you add plenty of notes and details. 

 

Sketch Requirements:

1. Image

2. Notes about fonts, colors, etc.

3. Sketch shows a clear idea of what you are intending to design

 

Turn In Directions:

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

2. Make sure your Inspiration doc is also in your folder. 

3. Save the brainstorming rubric below to your Brainstorming folder. 

 

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

Tuesday 2/9

Due: Next Class

Robot Character Brainstorming

You will need to collect inspiration pieces and create a sketch before you can start your designs for this project. 

 

Step 1: Inspiration Pieces - Exemplar

1. Create a new Doc inside your Brainstorming folder and title it “lastName_RobotInspiration”. 

2. Find 5 vector characters that you can use for inspiration pieces and place them onto your Doc. 

3. At the top, write at least 3 sentences explaining what elements you like about these characters and what you want to try to create for your own design. 

 

Step 2: Sketch - Character Sketch Exemplar

Create at least 1 sketch of a robot design that you want to try and create. These should be creative and original. You will need to use this in Illustrator so you will not be able to move forward with the project without this being done. 

 

Sketch Requirements:

1. Detailed notes about colors or add color. 

2. Detailed notes about the design and how you can create it by using various tools. 

 

Turn In Directions:

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

2. Make sure your Inspiration doc is also in your folder. 

3. Save the brainstorming rubric below to your Brainstorming folder. 

 

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

Friday 2/5

Shapes & Pathfinder Robot Tutorials

There are two tutorials to complete. You will start with Tutorial 1, which is below. Follow the tutorials carefully. The more you learn from these tutorials, the more successful you will be with your project. 

 

Tutorial 1: Illustrator Shapes Robot 

Tutorial Files

 

Tutorial 2: Illustrator Pathfinder Tutorial

Tutorial Files

 

Turn In Directions

1. Upload your AI tutorial files to your Robot Character Brainstorming folder. Title them “lastName_RobotTutorial1” and “lastName_RobotTutorial2”.

2. If you haven’t already, create a new doc in your Robot Character folder. 

3. Open the rubric below and copy/paste it into your new doc. 

4. Name it Rubric - Robot Character Progress and fill out the top

 

Robot Character Progress Rubric

 

Extension Projects

Pick one of the tutorials below to work on to gain additional skills. This will better prepare you for your project. These were created with an older version of Illustrator, so some of the tools may look a bit different. 

 

Monster 1

Monster 2

Monster 3

Monster 4

Wednesday 10/7

Due: End of Day Today

Self-Portrait Poster Brainstorming 

First, create a Poster folder inside your Final folder. Then create a Brainstorming folder inside your Poster folder. You will then need to complete the brainstorming below. 

 

Brainstorming Directions:

1. Create a new doc in your Brainstorming folder and title it “Self-Portrait Poster Brainstorming”. 

2. Copy and paste the worksheet doc. Brainstorming Worksheet

 

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

Tuesday 9/29

Due: Today

Book Cover Brainstorming

You will need to complete a brainstorming sheet and collect inspiration pieces before you start working on your designs. 

 

Brainstorming Sheet

1. Open the Book Cover Brainstorming Proposal file and copy and paste the text into a new Google Doc titled “lastName_BookCoverBrainstorming”.

2. Save this file into your Brainstorming folder that is inside your Book Cover folder you already created. 

 

Brainstorming Tips:

1. Brainstorm what type of book you will want to design for. Look around online to get some ideas. 

2. Take your time to complete the proposal. This needs to be completed before you move on with the design. 

3. You will be turning this in with your completed project.

Turn-in Directions:

Your proposal should be saved into your Brainstorming along with your Brainstorming Rubric below. Make sure you name your files correctly. 

 

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

Thursday 9/3
Photopea Tutorials

It is very important that you read all of the directions as you move forward with your tutorials. If you don’t, you will be lost when using this program. Please make sure you ask questions as well. Each tutorial needs to be completed correctly and looks like the final examples. 

 

Requirements:

The goal of these tutorials is to show you have an understanding of the tools and techniques shown in order to create a design that looks just like the example shown in the tutorials. 

 

Tracker

Student Tutorial Trackers

 

Tutorials:

Tutorial 1 - The Basics

Tutorial 2 - Selection Tools

 

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