Graphic Design 2 & MGD 112 Projects

Monday 11/16
Icons

You will be creating a series of 4 icons that have the same theme. Consider how you will use consistent colors, strokes, etc. Maybe these are icons to represent sports? Maybe icons that you find on a map at a zoo? Use your creativity to think outside of the box. Arrange these icons neatly and professionally on your page.

 

Project Requirements:

1. You can use Vecteezy or Vectr.com  

2. Your designs need to be presented in a professional manner. This means they are aligned, centered and fill the page nicely. 

3. Consistent design elements are used throughout the 4 icon design. 

 

Project Tips

 

Turn In Directions:

Illustrator:

Save a JPG and AI file saved as “lastName_Icons”. Use the settings below for your JPG. 

- Select Use Artboards

- Color Mode: RGB

- Quality: 10

- Resolution: 300

 

Vecteezy:

Save just a SVG file and go to File>Download SVG. Name it as “lastName_Icons”.

Vectr:

1. Download a SVG file. 

2. Download your file as a JPG by going to Export. Change SVG to JPG and slide the Quality slider all the way to the right. Name both files “LastName_Icons”.

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

Wednesday 11/4
Vector Character

You will be creating a vector character for this next project. You will first sketch your ideas and then you will take a photo of your sketches to import them into Vecteezy, similar to how you created the practice lion character. You will use the sketches as a base for your designs, so sketches must be completed! This is a requirement for the project.   

 

Need Help: Look for help online! 

Character Kit Tutorial Directions

 

Project Requirements:

1. 11x17 inch for Illustrator - 1980x3060 pixels for Vecteezy and go to Background on the left to change the size of your canvas

2. At least one character is created.

3. Sketch photos are kept on their own layer or in the file so Mr. Wiant can see the original ideas compared to your final design. 

4. A background that compliments the character is designed.

 

Turn In Directions:

Illustrator:

Save a JPG and AI file saved as “lastName_vectorCharacter”. Use the settings below for your JPG. 

- Select Use Artboards

- Color Mode: RGB

- Quality: 10

- Resolution: 300

 

Vecteezy:

Save just a SVG file and go to File>Download SVG. Name it as “lastName_vectorCharacter”.

 

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

Thursday 10/22
Year 2020

2020 has been a crazy year! This first project will allow you to express your feelings towards this year so far. You will have some brainstorming and share outs to go through and then you will get started with your project. 

 

Project Skills:

Reflect on the year to express yourself in your design by using previous design skills like white space, balance, flow, contrast, etc. We will review these concepts. 
 

Project Requirements:

1. Designs need to be created in Vectr or Illustrator. DON’T take shortcuts and not push yourself because you are unsure of how to create something. 

2. Size: 8.5x11 or 11x8.5”

3. Typography and images need to be used. Be considerate of the fonts you use and how they speak to your overall design. 

Turn-in Directions:

You need to turn in your AI or SVG file and name it "LastName_Year2020". Then you will also need to turn in a JPG file by following the directions below. 

Illustrator 

Go to File>Export As and save the file as a JPG. Select Use Artboards and on the next screen slide the quality slider all the way to the right. Name your file "LastName_Year2020".

Boxy

Go to File>Save To Disk As and change the format to JPG file. Name it "LastName_Year2020".

Vectr

Go the Export button on the top-right and Download your file as a JPG file. Name your file "LastName_Year2020" and make sure the quality is as high as it can be. 

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Year 2020 and save it into your Year 2020 folder. 

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