Book Recommendation:
"For every hour you spend now in planning, you will save many more hours when you start designing." -Cath Caldwell
  • There is a lot more to being a graphic designer than knowing the software. In this class, we are going to focus on the Graphic Design as a career choice, and what you need to learn in order to have a great life in the profession.
  • -Ethics, Copyrights
  • -Layout
  • -Color: RGB, CMYK, Spot
  • -Typography
  • -Images (Photography & Illustration): resolution, manipulation
  • -Designing for different genres: web, apps, packaging, print, logos, publications, etc.
  • -User experience (UX designer), User interface (UI designer)
  • -Marketing materials: flyers, brochures, postcards, posters
  • -Presentations
  • -Shirt and Apparel designs
  • -Photo Editing/Photoshop Artist
  • -Multimedia designer
  • The idea is to have a good time - learn about the creative industry, expand your skills, play with new ideas, and create visual designs that will inspire you to the next level.
Watch the master at work:
Von Glitchka makes Illustrator
look easy HERE
Learn how to use type, images, space, shapes, and color to effectively communicate visually with your audience.
Week 2: Feb. 1-5
Adobe Creative Challenges Begin Today! Paul Trani IS the best!
RESPOND: DUE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3    Online Copyright Quiz
Week 1: Jan. 25-29
Before we get started, please take this important survey HERE
This 2nd form is to help me get to know you better. It's worth 100 points! HERE
Welcome to an industry that moves fast and can be merciless if you don't know your stuff. It's not all about the software- it's about what you produce with software.
C-R-E-A-T-I-V-I-T-Y is ALL.