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2019-20
Graphic Design Class
How to Visually Communicate a Message
This semester we will work on some great projects using Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign.
Above are Links to Adobe Tutorials for Each Program
Week 1: September 4-6, 2019
3 THINGS DUE AT THE END OF THE WEEK:
SYLLABUS SIGNED, ONLINE SURVEY, LIST OF 3 DESIGNERS TO FOLLOW AND WHY
If you are registered for this class, please know that you must have experience using one or more of the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign. The projects we will do will sometimes call for using all three programs!
This is a project-based class. You will be tackling design tasks that professionals do every day.
You can access the curriculum plan HERE.
  • Lab Rules
  • No food EVER near the computers. If you must eat, then eat in the space provided next to the wide-format printer. Clean-up after yourself.
  • Absolutely NO chips, Cheetohs, Doritos, or any nasty-orange dust covered snacks. NEVER.
  • NO GUM.
  • NO PHONES under any circumstances. You have enough technology on the computers to challenge and occupy your mind - do not waste it on texting. If I see a phone out, you MUST surrender it to me. No negotiations, no excuses. I have heard every excuse possible. Failure to comply with this rule results in serious consequences.
LINK TO EMPLOYABILITY SHEET
Let's get started:
The Importance of Thumbnail Sketches
Preparing Final Art
DAY 1 Activity
Week 2: September 9-13, 2019
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how
it works."
   -Steve Jobs
Beyond these more traditional roles, designers are finding theircreative problem solving and communication skills in demand in agrowing list of industries, including government and public policy, insurance, health care, architecture, environmental services, andengineering. Graphic design is a competitive and ever-evolvingprofession that offers an expanding and rewarding number of careerpaths to the curious, determined, and hard working.