Graphic Design 3  & MGD114 Projects

Tuesday 10/6

Menu Design

Exemplars: Successful use of  visual identity, consistent design elements carried from front to back, and attention to alignment details using guides and margins. 

 

You will be designing a menu of your choice. The design will include listed menu items and a cover too. The layout is your choice, which means you can create a one page design or folded menu to push your creativity and Invention competency. 

 

Project Requirements:

1. Size: 11x14” 

2. At least Two Pages - Cover and Menu

3. Menu Items with Prices

4. Correct grammar and spelling is used throughout the entire design. Use spell check!

5. A creative cover to your menu is created showcasing your design skills. 

 

Setup Directions:

1. Create a new file with the correct size. 

2. Decide if you are having a folding menu or a menu that just flips over because this will determine how you set up your files.

  • Folding Menu - 4 facing pages (2 spreads)

  • Flip Menu - 2 pages

3. Set your margins and columns to apply to your design. Make sure to use these correctly throughout. 

 

Turn-in Directions:

1. Get your shareable link and paste it on the rubric.

2. Save a JPG - File>Download As and then on the right side you can select  JPG with a resolution set to 300. This will create a zip file, which you will need to unzip to find your JPG images. 

3. Upload the JPG to your Menu folder. 

 

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

Friday 9/25

Postcard

You will be creating a two sided postcard design to promote a destination of your choice. The front will represent a location and the back will be set up to include a place for someone to write a message and the address. Push yourself to use your layout skills and creativity in order to create your postcard.

 

Requirements:

1. Two page document and 5x7" size

2. Backside needs to leave at least 3” on the right for an area where the address will go.

3. You use visual identity to represent your location. 

 

Turn-in Directions:

1. Get your shareable link and paste it on the rubric.

2. Save a JPG - File>Download As and then on the right side you can select  JPG with a resolution set to 300.

3. Upload the JPG to your Postcard folder. 

 

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

Tuesday 9/15

Invitation

You will be creating an invitation of your choice. Your invitation can be one for a birthday, graduation, wedding, concert or any other event. This could be a made up event or maybe it is a real event. You should be really exploring with typography during this project. The key to a well designed invitation is the use of great typography and hierarchy!

 

Project Requirements:

1. Acceptable sizes: 5x7’’, 5.5x4’’, or 6x9’’

2. Correct grammar and spelling is used throughout the entire design. Use spell check!

3. High resolution images are used throughout entire design. 

 

Required Elements:

1. Event Title

2. Time and Date

3. Event Details

4. Graphics 

 

Turn-in Directions:

1. Get your shareable link and paste it on the rubric.

2. Save a JPG - File>Download As and then on the right side you can select  JPG with a resolution set to 300.

3. Upload the JPG to your Invitation folder.

 

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

Monday 8/24

Year 2020 Poster Design

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. 

 

If you weren’t present in the first class, you will need to complete the tutorials by following the video lesson located under GD3>Video Lessons. These tutorials are very important because this will be the software you will use while we are virtually learning this year.

 

Project Skills:

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

Project Requirements:

1. Designs need to be created in Lucidpress, although you can use Photopea to create/modify photos before bringing them into Lucidpress. DON’T take shortcuts. If you need to modify an image to enhance your project design, take the time to do so! 

2. Size: 8.5x11

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:

1. Save your Rubric correctly below.

2. Follow the directions here in order to get the link you need to get a sharable link. You will copy this link at the top of your rubric. 

3. Download your file as a JPG by following the directions here.

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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