MGD233 Agenda

Today's CLO

Today I will either write or speak about design concepts and skills,

so that I can create a design of my choice.


I know I have it when I successfully completed a highly detailed design that pushes my design skills and creativity.

Tuesday 3/2
Project 3 ~ Design Stage

We will start by showing your progress and then you will continue to work today. 

Monday 3/1
Project 3 ~ Design Stage

Continue working on your designs. If you didn't turn in your project to the contest on Friday, take care of that right now. 

Friday 2/26
Project 2 

Open up your last project proposal so you can wrap up the reflection and get the project turned in. Download the Entry Form and we will go from there. 

Thursday 2/25
Project 3 ~ Design Stage

By 8am tomorrow, make sure you have your project 2 CO files saved into your drive. Today, everyone needs to start designing for their last project. 

Wednesday 2/24
Project 3 ~ Design Stage

You will go over your proposals with Mr. Wiant today and then start your projects. CO projects are due when you walk into class on Friday. 

Tuesday 2/23
Project 3 ~ Brainstorming Due

Today you will complete your project proposal. It needs to include all of the written info, your sketches, inspiration pieces, flowchart and any tutorials you may use. 

Monday 2/22
Project 3 ~ Brainstorming

Go to the Creately website and log in so you are ready to create a flow chart. We will start today by finding inspiration online, sharing out and then creating flow charts. Tomorrow you will complete your brainstorming proposals. 

Friday 2/19
Project 2 ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Today will be the last day to work on your design in class. These need to be officially turned in next Friday, which is when we will do our project reflection and submit these to the contest. You will not have any additional class time to work on these. Monday be prepared to brainstorm and share an idea you have for your last project, which is a free design.

Wednesday 2/17
Project 2 ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Consider what feedback you got in last week's critique and start to finalize your designs. Your deisgn is due tomorrow and you need to be ready to start your last project on Monday. This will be a free design, so it will be up to you to come up with a creative project that will push your comfort skills. ​

Friday 2/12
Project 2 ~ Critique Stage

Open your proposals and above your Critique Reflection area, write two areas you are looking for feedback in your you designs. Then we will get started with the critique. 

Tuesday 2/9
Project 2 ~ Design Stage

We are going to share out projects today and then continue moving forward with our designs. 

Monday 2/8
Project 2 ~ Design Stage

We are going to go through our project schedule and then you will continue to work on your designs. 

Friday 2/5
Project 2 ~ Design Stage

You will be doing check ins today and share your work to the class at the end of the class. We are going to plan on having our tutorial on Tuesday. Make sure you are ready. 

Thursday 2/4
Project 2 ~ Design Stage

Start today submitting your work to the Frida challenge if you haven't yet. Then you will continue with your design. ​

Wednesday 2/3
Project 2 ~ Design Stage

Continue working on your design. By 2:30 upload a JPG of your current project to the form below. Save your progress file into your project folder to help show your progress of the design cycle too. 

Attendance Check In
Tuesday 2/2
Project 2 ~ Design Stage

Continue to move forward with your designs. Tomorrow you will need to check into the website for your attendance, but there is no Zoom meeting. 

Monday 2/1
Project 2 ~ Proposals

You will be starting your projects today and reviewing proposals with Mr. Wiant.

Friday 1/29
Project 2 ~ Proposals

We will present proposals today. You will then make any adjustments you need to them before meeting with Mr. Wiant for feedback. 

Thursday 1/28
Project 2 ~ Brainstorming

You will need to complete your proposal and your 5 thumbnail sketches by 8am tomorrow morning. You can find the details under the projects page. Tomorrow you will present your skethes and proposal to the class. ​

Wednesday 1/27
Project 2 ~ Brainstorming

We are going to continue to brainstorm today and then we will talk about the proposal and sketches. These will be due tomorrow and you will have the entire period to be working on them tomorrow. Open the flowchart link below and sign in using your school Google account.

Tuesday 1/26
Project 2 ~ Brainstorming

Today you we will go over the theme for the next project. You then will brainstorm for the project. Tomorrow you will complete your proposal during class. 

Friday 1/22
Project 1 ~ Revise & Finalize

Complete your projects and get them turned in by Monday. Monday during class we will complete the project reflection, so you don't need to worry about that yet. ​

Thursday 1/21
Project 1 ~ Revise & Finalize

You will be wrapping up your projects either tomorrow or over the weekend. Continue to revise and push the surrealism style design for this project. 

Wednesday 1/6
Project 1 ~ Brainstorming Stage

Today we will talk about your first project and do a warmup exercise. Tomorrow you brainstorm and complete your proposal during class. 

Thursday 10/15
Project 3 ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

You need to wrap up your project today! Tomorrow you can still complete the project reflection and the rubric rational. Everyone needs to up their game with the critical thinking and rational writing. You are trying to sell yourself and your work when these written explanations. Below is an exemplar rational from 3rd level. You do not need to write this long, as long as you write a quality explanation. ​Mr. Wiant will be available from 11:30-1:30 for office hours on Friday. Text if you need help or feedback and then you can meet at our class Zoom link. 

Wednesday 10/14
Project 3 ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Keep on working. Tomorrow you will be turning these in! 

Tuesday 10/13
Project 3 ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

You need to continue to revise and finalize your design to work towards finalizing your work. Complete the attendance survey below to start class with. 

Attendance Survey

Monday 10/12
Project 3 ~ Critique Stage

We are going to do a quick critique today. You need to write down 1 to 2 questions ​on an area you want feedback for your project. You can write this under the critique area of your proposal. 

Tuesday 10/6-Friday10/9
Project 3 ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. We will have checkins through out this week. 

Monday 10/5
Project 3 ~ Design Stage

You will go over your complete proposals 1 on 1 with Mr. Wiant today. 

Friday 10/2
Project 3 ~ Brainstorming Stage

You need to work on your project 3 proposals today. On Monday you will go over these 1 on 1 with Mr. Wiant. All of the writing portion, inspiration pieces and sketch needs to be completed for next class. 

You need to complete the below survey by 1:10 to be counted present for your attendance today!

Attendance Survey

Thursday 10/1
Street Art ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

You need to be wrapping up your projects. Make sure to turn in your AI/PSD file along with a final JPG image. Create a folder for any progress images you saved to show your design cycle. You also need to completing your project reflection and rubric grading/rational. These aren't officially due until Sunday at midnight, incase you need some extra time to wrap them up. 

Before you start though, we are going to go over a few ideas that you can use for your third project. You can then complete the mandatory attendance question for today:


Project 3 Concept Idea

Wednesday 9/30
Street Art ~ Revise & Finalize Stage

Reflect on the critique from yesterday and what you need to do to complete your design for tomorrow. Continue to revise and improve!

Tuesday 9/29
Street Art ~ Critique Stage

Today you will complete a group critique. Open your proposal and write two specific questions you have about your design for the group to help to answer. 

Friday 9/25
Street Art ~ Design Stage

This is the last day to work on these and your critique will be on Tuesday! Make sure you are ready for the critique and work on these this weekend if need be. 

Thursday 9/24
Street Art ~ Design Stage

About halfway through class you will share your projects so we can all give some feedback. Think about 1 question you have for us during the first part of class today. 

Tuesday-Wednesday 9/22-9/23
Street Art ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs. Be prepared for our critique next week. 

Monday 9/21
Street Art ~ Design Stage

Everyone should be working or about ready to start working digitally with your designs. Make sure you are putting in the extra work to push your creativity and designs! 

Thursday 9/17
Street Art ~ Design Stage

You will review proposals with Mr. Wiant and then you will start to design.

Wednesday 9/16
Street Art ~ Brainstorming Stage

You will be sharing out your brainstorming ideas for the street art project today and the class will be giving you feedback to help you solidify your idea. Start by opening up your Street Art doc from yesterday and write down two questions you have for the group so we can help you finalize your idea.

Tuesday 9/15
Street Art ~ Brainstorming Stage

Start today by creating a new doc in your Misc. folder and title it Street Art. We are going to go through some slides and video so you have a better understanding of what street art is. Then you will complete the Brainstorming Doc so you are ready for your group brainstorming session tomorrow. 

Monday 9/14
Project 1 ~ Revise Stage

Today you will wrap up your project and get all of your work turned in. This means that your final reflection is written, you have your final AI/PSD file saved along with a final high res JPG too. Tomorrow we will go over the topic of project 2 and you will start to brainstorm.

Friday 9/11
Project 1 ~ Revise Stage

Continue to consider what suggestions you got yesterday and what you wrote in your critique in order to revise and improve your designs today. You will have half of next class to work on your project and the last half will be spent writing your final reflection. 

Wednesday 9/9
Project 1 ~ Design Stage

You will start today by prepping for your critique, which will be tomorrow. The calendar has been adjusted for our project due date as well. After you complete the Do-Now, continue to work on your designs and be ready for the group critique tomorrow. If you have questions, send Mr. Wiant a text via Remind or email him. 


1. Create a new doc in your Project 1 folder and title it "lastName_Project1Critique".

2. Copy and paste the Critique Form.

3. Complete the Designer Notes Step 1 section. You need to write very specific and clear questions or areas you need feedback with on your designs. Do not just write one vague sentence. Assume you won't be able to explain your questions, so they must be written clearly. 

Exit Ticket

Everyone must save your PSD or AI as a high res JPG and drop that into your Project 1 folder. This will help to show your design cycle and we will also use those files for tomorrow's critique. 

Tuesday 9/8
Project 1 ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs today. We will continue to share out during class.

Friday 9/4
Project 1 ~ Design Stage

We are going to review quick design concept slides and then you will continue to work on designs. Next week we will give feedback on your designs. 

Thursday 9/3
Project 1 ~ Design Stage

Continue to work on your designs today. But first, we are going to share our work. If you can't share your screen, make sure you have a JPG saved in your Misc. folder. We will start sharing in 10 mins. 

Wednesday 9/2
Project 1 ~ Design Stage

Mr. Wiant will continue to have check ins with you today. But first, we are going to review some COVID and BLM sample poster designs.


We sometimes will be meeting on Wednesdays for 8th period at 3:20. We are not meeting today, which means you are expected to work on your projects during this time each Wednesday regardless if we are meeting or not. That is taken into consideration when project due dates are created. 

Tuesday 9/1
Project 1 ~ Design Stage

Mr. Wiant will continue to have check ins with you today. 

Monday 8/31
Project 1 ~ Design Stage

Everyone should be working on their designs today. 

Friday 8/28
Proposals Due

You need to have your proposals saved to your Project 1 folder and completed. Mr. Wiant will give feedback so you can revise and improve the proposals and then you will get started on your design. Don't forget to pick up computers tonight from 3-5:30. 

Thursday 8/27
Homework Share Out & Proposals

You are going to share your brainstorming HW with the class and get feedback from the questions you had. We will then review what project proposals look like and you will complete the proposals today, which includes sketches. Your proposals are due tomorrow and you will go through them 1 on 1 with Mr. Wiant. You will lose points if you don't have these completed for tomorrow. 

Wednesday 8/26
Culture & Brainstorming

We spoke about race, ethnicity, and culture yesterday. These are concepts you should keep your mind while brainstorming your project. You do not need to create a social justice poster, but you should keep in mind the power you have as a designer.

For example, if you spent time with your family in Mexico this summer and you want to create a poster that represents that, then you should consider how culturally responsive design is being used. Have you researched that cultures colors, typography and so on?

To start off with today, we are going to watch a video to finish off our conversation of the power you have as an artist and graphic designer. Start by opening up your Culture Doc from yesterday. 


1. Culture Video & Discussion (20 mins)

2. Brainstorming Homework: Due today - tomorrow you will write your proposals

Tuesday 8/25

The Power of Graphic Design

We are going to look into the power of graphic design today. You will take notes on your Culture doc you created, so have that opened. You will start to brainstorm for your project next class. You will have some brainstorming homework that needs to be completed before the next class. 



1. Make sure you have signed up for the Remind app for this class:

3. Create a new Doc in your Misc. folder and title it Culture

4. Answer the following question on that Doc:

What does culturally responsive mean? Answer this in your own words and DO NOT just copy and paste. 

Monday 8/24

Welcome Back! (Virtually)

Today you will get an introduction to this quarter, get our Drives setup and take a look at the first project. 



1. Introduction Slides

2. Setup Drive

3. Review Project and Brainstorm

4. Software Tutorials