Self Promotion ’19

This project is geared toward you focusing on yourself and providing some self expression into who you are as a person and a design at this point. This piece is intended to be a selling point for you to include in your portfolio or to practice package design.

Please refer to the specification sheet, pdf attached below, for more on specifics and requirements for each part.

Part 1: Research, Resume and Sketching
Due: Tuesday, April 16th

Part 2
All but your logo due: Thursday, April 18th
Uploaded logo by Friday, April 19th

Part 3
Mock-up due: Tuesday April 23rd
The rest uploaded by Thursday, April 25th

Part 4: Final
Due: Thursday, May 2nd

Specification sheet (pdf)


CD Case Design ’19

Music has a wide range of influences and styles. It speaks to us in many different ways (political, social, emotional, etc.). In this project you will have to redesign a music album. You will have three parts to this; the case, the book and the CD to design. Refer to specification sheet (pdf) below for specifics of each part.

Part 1: Research and Prep Work: Research other albums, determine colors, write up about your artist/group and sketch at least 5 of the cover, CD label and name or artist/group (new logo or icon)

Due: Thursday, April 4th

Part 2: Graphics progress. Begin spreads of booklet, illustrations you plan to use and finish taking any photos necessary. Finalize (in Illustrator) artist/band name rebuild.

Due: Thursday, April 11th

Part 3: Finalizing spreads and mock ups.

Due Tuesday, April 16th

Part 4: Finished product and photographed.

Due: Thursday, April 18th

Specification sheet (pdf)

World Travel Newsletter ’19

This project will bring us to hone in on our typesetting and layout skills in a booklet newsletter. We are also looking at deciphering and adjusting images submitted to get them ready for use in print documents. Follow the spec sheet linked below for details and requirements.

Due: Tuesday, April 2nd

Your client has decided that they have more money and now want to add another sheet and some more photos to the newsletter. Utilizing the additional photos, some new design elements and the additional four pages, re-design the newsletter just completed. Remember to check and adjust all the photos before using them. You now have 4 sheets of paper and 16 pages to work with!

Part 2 Due: Thursday, April 11th

Specification sheet (pdf)

Power Word Postcards ’19

This exercise is an experiment in collage, that will be created by utilizing Photoshop as a dynamic digital tool.

Certain “power” words evoke a definitive, but also a very subjective reaction.

Images and phrases, in term, come to define and support these reactions. Utilizing one power word, create/design two postcards of different interpretations that illustrate it through image and type (subject matter and organization of space) relationship.

Examples: hate, love, fear, hope, greed, lust, gluttony, purity, obsession…

Understanding how type and image interact within the digital environment is crucial in the development of this piece.

Due: Tuesday, April 2nd

Specification sheet (pdf)

Photoshop ’19

For the next few classes we are going to shift programs for our turn ‘n’ burns and have them to be done in Photoshop CC.

Part 1
First thing we need to do is some practice in the Photoshop CC interface.  We will have three sections that we will be practicing; selecting, blending and composition. Each section will have set stages in each, that will generate a series of photoshop files (one for each stage) that we will generate contact sheets, print and upload to the class Google drive. You will then organize the stages into folders for each section and place the stage files (named accordingly) into the correct folder and upload themas well.  Follow the details in the specification sheet below.

Due: Thursday, March 7th

Part 2
For the second part of this will be to utilize the files in the HomeworkFiles folder under Photoshop and then Step2 to create a word collage. There are 4 images there for you to use. You can ONLY use images that I provide you for this assignment and lets see how creative you really can be!! You can repeat an image more than once per document. Using any of the tools in Photoshop create a composition that relates to the assigned word. I will provide you with 4 words that you will need to represent the meaning to the viewer in each work. I do NOT want to see the words in the composition.

Due: Tuesday, March 19th

Part 3
This third part we will follow some instructions (see specification sheet below) on manipulating the 5 files in the homeworkdocs folder under Photoshop Step3 on the class Google drive. You may also use the photos you took for part 1/practice to help create your imagery, but the base of each must be the corresponding photo provided.

Due: Thursday, March 21st

Specification sheet (pdf)