Graphic Design 3  & MGD 114 Projects

Monday 11/29
Fall Final: Menu Design

Exemplars: The use of alignment & flow create order and balance. Designs use creative typography when selecting font choices. Visual identity is used by using consistent fonts and colors that represent the theme of the menu. 

Objective

You will be creating a menu design for a restaurant of your choice. A strong consideration of columns and margins need to be shown in order to showcase your layout skills. You will also be setting up paragraph styles for this project. The design will be a folded menu with a front and back cover. 

 

Project Requirements

1. Sizes: 11x14” 

2. One Spread - 4 pages

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 Photoshop or Illustrator skills. Do not just use a stock photo or image. 

 

Setup Directions

1. Create a new file - 8.5x11 inches, 4 pages, check the facing pages box

2. Set your margins and columns to apply to your design. Consider the layout that your brainstorming used.

 

Turn-in Directions

1. Save your InDesign file as “lastName_Menu.indd”.

2. Export your file as a JPG and use the specs below:

  • Range: All

  • Select Spreads

  • Quality - Maximum

  • Resolution - 180

  • Color - RGB

5. Upload the .indd and all the JPG files into your Menu folder.


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

Wednesday 10/20

Graphic Design Professions Flyer

Objective

You will research a graphic design profession for this project and then create a flyer promoting or explaining that profession. You will present these flyers to the class at the end of the project. If you are not prepared to present, you will lose 5% from your project grade. Stay focused and on track with this project!

 

Project Requirements

Size - 8.5x11” InDesign file

Columns/margins - will be determined by your design, but must be set up correctly and used correctly. How many columns of type will you need?

 

Turn-in Directions

1. Save your .indd InDesign file as “lastName_Flyer”. 

2. Export your JPG by setting your quality to maximum, resolution set to 300 and color mode set to RGB. 

3. Upload both files into your Flyer folder. 

 

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

Friday 9/24

Postcard

Objective 

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 Illustrator or Photoshop skills in order to create elements that will be laid out on the front of the postcard. You will be using InDesign to layout the design though.

 

Requirements

1. InDesign is used to combine images and text to the front page of the postcard.

2. Two page document

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

4. You use visual identity to represent your location. 

 

InDesign Setup Directions

 

Turn-in Directions

1. Save your InDesign file as “lastName_postcard.indd”.

2. Export your JPGs by selecting all pages, quality set to maximum, resolution set to 300 and color mode set to RGB. 

3. Upload any AI or PSD files you used to create your design. 

4. Upload your files to the “Postcard” folder.


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

Wednesday 9/1

Invitation

Objective

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. Consider how you are creating organized information by using the design concepts successfully. You can also create images in Photoshop or Illustrator to import into your design.

 

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.

 

Required Elements

1. Event Title

2. Time and Date

3. Event Details

4. Graphics 

 

Turn In Directions

1. Save your file as “lastName_Invitation.indd”.

2. Save your JPG with a quality to maximum, resolution set to 300 and color mode set to RGB.

3. Upload both to your Invitation folder. 

 

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