Graphic Design 1 - Period 5 Projects

Monday 3/13

Due: Thursday 4/6

Culture Poster Installations

Exemplars: High level of creativity, attention to details, successful visual hierarchy, originality and cultural responsiveness was used. 

You will be creating a 24x36” poster that will relate to a culture you research. You will need to reach beyond your own culture for this project. Even if this culture may be misunderstood by some, your objective is to use your new knowledge of cultural/social responsiveness will allow you to celebrate this culture.

 

Objective

- You will explore and learn a new culture that you may have an understanding about or may know nothing about, but want to learn.

- You will use your knowledge of cultural responsiveness to design a poster that will explore, celebrate, or raise awareness of a culture by using social/cultural responsive design.

- You will present your poster to the class in a final presentation to share about the culture you researched and designed for.

 

Step 1 - Research a Culture (2 class periods)

You need to first research a culture before moving onto the brainstorming and sketches.

1. Create a new doc in your Culture folder and title it “Culture Research”.

2. Copy and paste the worksheet into this doc. Culture Research Worksheet

 

Step 2 - Brainstorming & Sketches

Cluster Map:

Sometimes it is tough to get started on a project when you don’t have clear guidelines. You will complete a cluster map in order to brainstorm your idea. Complete this on a piece of paper and then your sketch will be done on the opposite side of the paper. Brainstorm ideas for what a poster could look like that would celebrate the culture you researched.

 

Student Brainstorming Example

 

Sketch:

You will need to create 1 sketch for your design on the back of your cluster map brainstorming. Your brainstorming needs to be completed before you start your sketch.

 

Include:

- Detailed notes about colors, fonts, theme, etc.

- Add color with pencil or marker

 

Step 3 - Poster Design

Project Specs:

1. Poster size is 24x36” poster designed in Photoshop or Illustrator

2. Resolution is 180dpi

3. Name your files as “lastName_CulturePoster”

 

Poster Requirements:

1. Poster design will celebrate a culture.

2. Poster will use text and images.

3. Poster needs to be based off of your cultural research.

 

Culture Poster Examples

 

Turn-in Directions:

1. Save your files as a PSD or AI file and as a JPG.

Illustrator JPG:

- Select Use Artboards

- Color Mode: CMYK

- Quality: 10

- Resolution: 180

Photoshop JPG:

- Quality: 12

2. Upload both files to your Culture folder.

 

Step 4 - Artist Statement

You will now write a statement that explains your reasoning, thoughts and design process behind your design. This statement will be hung with your design and will help prepare you for your presentation. Create a new doc titled “lastname_statement” and save it into your Culture folder. Copy and paste the doc below into this new doc.

 

Artist Statement Worksheet

Step 5 - Presentation

You will be presenting your designs and artist statement to Ms. Parish, Mr. Arvidson and Ms. Takimoto. These three will decide on the 5 pieces that will be put up as an art installation in the school. Your peers will also be grading you on your presentations. The average scores from your peers will be 25% of your project grade.

 

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

Tuesday 2/21

Due: Wednesday 3/1-Thursday 3/2

Magazine Cover

You will be creating a magazine cover for your Machu Picchu spread. The cover will be designed in InDesign, but elements can be created in Photoshop. Really focus on your typography and how you use visual hierarchy.

 

Required Elements:

1. Title

2. Machu Picchu article

3. Additional articles (you make these up)

4. Bar code

5. Issue date

 

Design Setup:

You will be designing these right on your Machu Picchu InDesign spread on page 1. If you do not have a blank page 1, you need to follow the directions on the resources page to set this up correctly.


1. Open your Machu Picchu magazine spread back up and go to File>Save As. Save your file as lastName_cover.indd.

 

Turn-in Directions (4 files need to be uploaded):

1. Save your InDesign file as lastName_cover.indd and as a high resolution jpg.

2. Export your file as a JPG by going to File>Export and changing the format to JPG. Follow the specs below:

  • Range 1-5

  • Spreads

  • Quality - Maximum

  • Resolution - 180

  • Color - CMYK

5. Upload the one .indd and three JPG files into your Magazine Cover folder.

 

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

Monday 1/30

Due: Tuesday 2/14

Magazine Layout

You will be creating a four page magazine spread using given copy and images. The goal of this assignment will be to create a well designed and nicely flowing magazine layout. You will need to use white space, balance, flow and fonts in an effective manner.

 

Downloads:

Project Files

Required Elements:

1. Magazine Headline

2. Credits

3. Body copy (does not need to include all copy)

4. At least four of the provided images

5. Picture captions

6. Folios

7. Pull Quote

 

Design Setup:

Follow the same directions that you did for your InDesign tutorial. You will be creating 2 spreads, which will be a total of 4 pages.

 

Turn In Directions:

1. Save your InDesign file as lastName_magazine.indd.

2. Export your file as a JPG by going to File>Export and changing the format to JPG.

3. Follow the specs exactly as below.

- Range 2-5

- Check Spreads

- Quality - High

- Resolution - 300

- Color Space - CMYK

4. Upload the 1 InDesign file and 2 jpg files to your Magazine Folder.

 

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

Tuesday 1/10

Due: Monday 1/23

Citywide Art Contest

You will be creating any design of your choice. This is DPS’s largest art contest and has three rounds of judging.

 

Judging:

First Round: Jan. 25th - You will first submit your designs, along with other HTEC students, and these will be judged by a panel here at High Tech. Ten pieces will be selected to be submitted into the contest.

 

Second Round: Jan 31st - A panel of judges will select the pieces to be entered and showcased in the art contest, which is held at a downtown building.

 

Third Round: Feb 13th - Winners will be selected by another judging committee and awards given out.

 

Contest Website

 

Project Requirements:

- Titled - lastName_CityWide

- Photoshop or Illustrator File

- Size - No larger than 13’’x19’’

- Resolution - 300dpi

- Color Mode - RGB

 

Turn-In Directions:

1. Save your file as a JPG and PSD or AI file. Name it lastName_Citywide.

  • Photoshop - File>Save As>JPG>Change the resolution to 8 (High)

  • Illustrator - File>Export>JPG (select Use Artboards)>Color Mode RGB, Quality 10, and resolution to 72.

2. Turn your files into your Citywide folder.

3. Email Mr. Wiant (steve_wiant@dpsk12.net) and attach ONLY your JPG file.

  • The subject needs to be title citywide. DO NOT write anything else in the subject line and make it all lowercase.

 

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

Tuesday 11/29

Due: Tuesday 12/6

Animal Type

You will be creating a typography design of an animal by using only the letters within that animal's name. You will use only one font and can manipulate the letters however you want to create your design.

Project Requirements:

- Size - 11x17 Illustrator file.

- Only one font may be used.

- Only the letters of the animal’s name may be used.

- Color can be used.

- You can use any tools to manipulate your letters (envelope distort, text outlines, etc.)

Project Tip:

- Find an image of an animal and use that as a background template as you start to create your animal with the letters.

 

Turn-In Directions:

1. Save your AI file as lastName_animaltype.ai.

2. Save your file as a JPG, File>Export, and name it lastName_animaltype.jpg.

      - Select “Use Artboards”.

      - On the next screen, set Quality maximum resolution to 10

      - Set your Resolution to High 300ppi.

3. Upload your AI and JPG into your Animal Type folder.

 

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

Monday 10/31

Due: Monday 11/15

Google Doodle 

You are starting your new project today, which is to create a Google Doodle for Google’s student contest. You can either design these using Photoshop/Illustrator or you can use any traditional art skills, such as painting or drawing.

 

Entry Form

 

Project Details:

- All designs need to incorporate G-o-o-g-l-e.

- Theme represented is, “What I see for the future…”

At Google, we think about what’s next. We aim to make the future world a better place by building technology, investing in initiatives and making the internet more accessible for everyone. Now we’re asking kids to imagine what possibilities await in the years to come and to represent that vision through their art. In other words, we’re asking that this year’s doodles explain “What I see for the future…”

 

Photoshop Setup

1. Size: 10” wide x 4” high

2. Resolution: 180

3. Color Mode: RGB

 

Illustrator Setup

1. Size: 10” wide x 4” high

 

Traditional Art

1. Designs should be created on at least 8.5x11” paper, but it can be larger too.

 

Turn-in Directions:

1. Entry Form needs to be completed and signed by your parent/guardian.

2. Entry form needs to be scanned or a photo taken of it. Image needs to be imported into either Photoshop or Illustrator.  

3. Create a title and write an artist statement describing your doodle, message behind the artwork, or their artistic process. Complete the form with your personal information.

4. Place your image on the form at the top.

5. Save your file as a high resolution .jpg.

 

Prizes:

National Winner

The National Winner will have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage for one day. He or she will receive:

  • A $30,000 college scholarship

  • A $50,000 Google for Education Technology Award for their school or non-profit organization

  • A trip to the Google Headquarters in California

  • A Chromebook

  • An Android tablet

 

National Finalists

The four National Finalists who do not become the National Winner will have their doodles featured in the Doodle 4 Google gallery. Each National Finalist will receive:

  • A $5,000 college scholarship

  • A trip to the Google Headquarters in California

  • An Android tablet

 

State Winners

The 48 State and Territory winners who do not become National Finalists will have their doodles included in the Doodle 4 Google gallery. Each State and Territory Winner will receive:

  • An Android tablet

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

Friday 10/7
Due: Wednesday 10/19-Thursday 10/20
Halloween Typography Monster

You will be designing a monster you create by using various words. The words will create the shape of the monster. You will use the word “monster”, the monster’s name and one characteristic. An example would be:

monster, Spike, horns.

Project Requirements:

- Size - 11x17 Illustrator file.

- Only three words are used in the design: Monster, the monster’s name and 1 characteristic of the monster that you come up with.

- Play with color and font shapes to create your monster.

- Only 1 font can be used.

- A solid color background and monster's name were used. 

 

Project Tip:

- Use Envelope Distort to warp and bend your text to create your monster.

Envelope Distort Tutorial

 

Turn-In Directions:

1. Save your file as a JPG, File>Export, and name it lastName_monster.jpg.

       - Select “Use Artboards”.

       - On the next screen, set Quality maximum resolution to 10

       - Set your Resolution to High 300ppi. 

2. Upload your JPG into your Monster folder.

 

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

Wednesday 9/21-Thursday 9/22
Due: Tuesday 10/4
Ligature Logo

You will be creating a ligature style logo that will use your initials and Illustrator. This logo will be your personal logo and will be used on your portfolio websites. You can use whatever combination of letters in your initials that makes sense.

 

Tips:

  • Add elements, like a circle, to your ligatures to create your logo

  • Look for unusual fonts on daFont.com

  • Use online Adobe Illustrator Text Tutorials to add effects and style to your designs.  

 

Project Examples:

Ligature Logo Examples

Ligature Logo Prezi Slides

 

Project Requirements:

1. Logo uses your initials and is in a ligature style

2. Logo is designed in Illustrator

3. Two different logo styles are created

 

Turn-in Directions:

  1. Select all of your text (Command+A) and then go to Type>Create Outlines. If you can't select that option, your logos are already outlines.

  2. Save your file as lastName_ligature.AI

  3. Upload file to your Final>Ligature Logo folder.

 

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

Tuesday 9/6
Due: Wednesday 9/14 & Thursday 9/15
Stylized Quote

This project will be your first typography project. You will be taking a quote, favorite saying, lyrics, etc. and using your typography skills and including vector graphic elements to create a stylized quote. Make sure to give the author of the quote credit.

Typography Slides

Project Requirements:

1. Setup a 11x17 or 17x11 PSD file at 300dpi.

2. Create two different designs!

3. Stylize your quote by adjusting tracking, leading, fonts and letter size.

4. Add vector graphical elements.

5. On one design add a background image that is a high resolution image. Remember, you CAN NOT enlarge the image you bring into Photoshop.

6. On one design you do not need to use a background image.

7. Submit a jpg and PSD files for your final quote.

Student Examples

Turn-in Directions:

1. Decide which design you want me to grade and name the file, lastName_quote.psd.

2. Save your file as a high-resolution JPG named the same way.

3. Turn in both files into your Final>Stylized Quote folder.

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

Wednesday 8/24 & Thursday 8/25
Due: Wednesday 8/30 & Thursday 8/31
About Me PSD Poster

You will be creating a poster in Photoshop that represents who you are. Your objective is to create a well designed poster that shows off your design skills from last year. This is similar to last year, but you will need to really push your Photoshop skills.

 

Project Requirements:

1. Your name needs to be on the design.

2. Include at least five sentences that talk about you. You can write about your family, hobbies, or anything else that explains who you are.

3. An image of yourself needs to be on the page. Use your computer's Photo Booth to take your photo or email a picture from your phone, but remember they need to be a high-resolution.

4. Include at least 5 images, besides your photo.

5. Project spec: 8.5x11’’ and 180dpi

6. Name your file: LastName_AboutMePSD.psd

 

Turn-in Directions:

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

2. Save your file as a high-res JPG titled lastName_AboutMePSD.jpg.

3. Turn-in both your PSD and JPG files into the About Me folder.

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled About Me PSD Rubric and save it into your Grade folder.

Exemplar Cluster Map

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