Class Assignments

Assignment: InDesign Basics

Video

Assets

Hand In

This assignment is meant to help you get used to the layout of  Adobe InDesign as well as the other Adobe programs we use on a regular basis. Follow along with the class lecture to get your feet wet.

Assignment 2: Postcard

Assets

Hand In

Handout

Example

This assignment is meant to help you get used to the layout of  Adobe InDesign as well as the other Adobe programs we use on a regular basis. Follow along with the class lecture to get your feet wet.

Assignment 3: Custom Postcard

Handout

Hand In

Create a  postcard that has stylish text, colorful graphics, and photos to make an attention-grabbing announcement.

Assignment 4: Pizza Logo

Assets

Pizza Logo Hand In

Brand Hand In

This assignment is will get you into Illustrator for the first time. We will begin using some basic shape tools and navigating our way through the Adobe Illustrator program.

Assignment 5: Pen Tool

Handouts

Hand In Practice

Hand In Drawing

Pentool Game

This assignment is meant to introduce students to Illustrator and the Pen Tool. This is a tool that every graphic designer must master. This assignment should help students do exactly that.

Assignment 6: Icons

Handouts

Hand In

Assets

 

This project will continue to familiarize you with Adobe Illustrator and help you to create vector images. Show that you have mastered tools including; shape tools, pen tool, shaper, and shape builder. Make sure to read the instructions given on the handout.

Assignment 7: Pen Tool Vector

Assets

Hand In

This will help students improve their Pen tool skills.

Assignment 8: Notepad Design

 

Class lecture and demo

Handouts

Hand In

 

This is the first functional design project for the class. You will be designing for a notepad that you will actually use. You will work through the 3 stage design process as shown in class.

Assignment 9: Mary's Country Kitchen Logo Design

Logo Video

Handouts

Hand In

 

Mary’s Country Kitchen is a small restaurant/cafe based in a small town in Nashville, TN. They specialize in Southern home cooking (specifically breakfast), and offer a wide variety of entrees and desserts. The client requests a new, from scratch logo design.

Assignment 10: Melon Head

Handout

Assets

Hand In

Assignment 11: PS Monster

Project Assets

Hand In

Video

This is a fun way to get into Photoshop as well as the fall season. Watch the Russel Brown video and then make your own Monster in PhotoShop. You can use the project assets I have prepared for you or you can create your own.

Assignment 12: Balloon

Project Assets

Hand In

Final Exam

Handout

Assets

Hand In

Assignment 9: Angry Bird

Assets

Hand In

Use any tools you currently have to complete the project.

Assignment 15: Greeting Card

 

Handouts

Hand In

Use Adobe InDesign to a greeting card design based on the holiday season. Use your designing skills to create something visually interesting. 

Assignment 14: Article Summary

 

Handouts

Hand In

Complete this assignment to get a better understanding of what is happening in the graphic communications industry today. 

Assignment 12: Magazine Cover

Handout

Rubric

Assets

Hand In

Assignment 2: BBQ Layout

 

Due Dates: 3/31/17

Class lecture and demo

Handouts

Assets

Hand In

InDesign Quiz

InDesign Quiz Assets

Quiz Hand In

Assignment 3: Stroke & Fill

 

Due Dates 9/14/16

Class lecture and demo

Handouts

Resources

Hand In

Students should learn the basics of using the stroke and fill tools in InDesign as well as other Adobe programs. They should begin to understand the process of creating strokes and fills as well as how to use a stroke or fill on text verses an object or shape.

Assignment 1: Safety

Lecture

Handouts

Quiz

Online Resource

 

Saftey is an important part of the darkroom lab experience. The chemicals and processes are not extremely dangerous as long as all students understand what chemicals they are using and follow the instructions for proper handeling. If we can do this then the darkroom experience should be fun and exciting for everyone.