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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
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
   -Steve Jobs
Week 1: September 4-6, 2019
3 THINGS DUE AT THE END OF THE WEEK:
SYLLABUS SIGNED, ONLINE SURVEYS, LIST OF 3 DESIGNERS TO FOLLOW AND WHY
What does a Graphic Designer do?
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software (or by hand), to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and reports.
How much does a Graphic Designer earn?
Click HERE for the most recent study.
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.
GRAPHIC DESIGN COMPETENCIES YOU MUST KNOW
Let's get started:
The Importance of Thumbnail Sketches
Preparing Final Art
DAY 1 Activity
Week 2: September 9-13, 2019
Beyond these more traditional roles, designers are finding their creative problem solving and communication skills in demand in a growing list of industries, including government and public policy, insurance, health care, architecture, environmental services, and engineering. Graphic design is a competitive and ever-evolving profession that offers an expanding and rewarding number of career paths to the curious, determined, and hard working.