314 Intro to Graphic Design

M/W 9-noon

Projects

Assignment 1: Ligature and business card

Assignment 2: Pictographs

Assignment 3: Word illustration and idioms

Assignment 4: Travel Poster/brochure

Assignment 5: Cross platform

Assignment 6: Infographics/postcards

Assignment 7: Digital storytelling

Week 1: Introduction/Project 1

Monday January 13: Introduction, Project 1 Ligatures; Illustrator demo

Wednesday, January 15: Review ligature designs at 9:45. Refine and design biz card. Illustrator demo.


Week 2: Project 1/Project 2

Monday, no class

Wednesday, January 22: Biz card and ligature crit; printed on same letter sized paper. Project 2 Pictographs and Illustrator demo.


Week 3: Project 2/Project 3

Monday, January 27: Turn in final ligature and biz card printout.

Demo: Drawing in Illustrator; begin simple static pictographs

Wednesday, January 29: pictographs review one on one; start motion pictographs


Week 4: Project 3 Pictographs

Monday, February 3
review motion pictographs.

Wednesday, February 6
Crit on pictographs
Project 3 & Word Illustration exercise

Week 5: Word illustration

Monday February 10, Project 3 Word Illustration

Wednesday, February 12, Progress crit of word illustration

Week 6: Project 4 Travel brochure/poster

Monday, February 17
Project 3 due printed out; Intro of project 4 travel brochure

Wednesday, February 19
InDesign (columns, tabs, style sheets, master pages)

Week 7: Project 4 travel brochure

Monday, February 24, More InDesign
one on review of designs

Wednesday,, February 26, Crit of project 4 print out;

Week 8: Project 5 Cross Platform branding

Monday, March 2
Project 5 Cross Platform branding intro

Wednesday, March 4
Software demos


Week 9: Spring Break March 7-15


Week 10: Project 5 Cross Platform branding

Monday, March 16
review of progress

Wednesday, March 18
review of progress


Week 11: Project 5 Cross Platform branding/Project 6 infographics

Monday, March 23

Wednesday, March 25, crit of Project 5; intro of Project 6


Week 12: Project 6 infographics

Monday, March 30

Wednesday, April 1

Saturday April 4, Senior Exhibit opening


Week 13: Project 6 infographics/Project 7 Digital Storytelling

Monday, April 6, crit of Project 6, Project 7 intro

Wednesday, April 8; Project 6


Week 14: Project 7 Digital Storytelling

Monday, April 13 Easter break no class

Wednesday April 15


Week 15: Project 7 Digital Storytelling

Monday, April 20 

Wednesday, April 22


Week 16: Project 7 Digital Storytelling

Monday, April 27

Wednesday, April 29

Week 17: Last week of class

May 6 6 pm Professional Portfolio reviews at Wilkes University; Sign up www.wilkes.edu/portfolio