Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Spring 2017 Final Exam Period

Welcome to the Design 1 final!  We are here 9:25-10:35am today

Things to do (in this order)
1. Check your Quarter Four grade and make sure it looks ok. 

2. Make sure your work is set for you Final Exam grade
For a B:
Save a JPG of your poster and share it HERE
Save a PDF of your poster and share it HERE

For an A:
Save a JPG of your poster and share it HERE
Save a PDF of your poster and share it HERE
Create a mockup of your poster in action and share it HERE

*VAT students will vote during their finals this week. I will IG and tweet the winners!

3. Backup your work.
If you have any work in your H Drive, upload what you want to keep to your Google drive or thumb drive. Your H gets wiped out. If you are in Design 2 you might want to consider saving some original files. You never know!!!

4. Print anything tabloid size you want to print and keep. 
HPM 750, tabloid size in H6. Did you take home your Rising Artist work?


You guys have been a GREAT class. You are all part of the Guss Design Snob Squad now.

Tuesday May 30 : Last day of class

We are almost done!!

Here is what you need to do to finish the Principles posters and earn a Final Exam grade.

For a B:
Save a JPG of your poster and share it HERE
Save a PDF of your poster and share it HERE

For an A:
Save a JPG of your poster and share it HERE
Save a PDF of your poster and share it HERE
Create a mockup of your poster in action and share it HERE

Need some poster mockups?  There are many at THIS link
*Download the PSD file.
*Open the PSD file
*Double click on the smart object icon and place your poster (AI file ok) onto that file.
*When it asks if you want to save, say YES.
*Then manipulate the original PSD file to look the way you want.
*Save it as a JPG and share with me.




Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday May 26 : last Friday!!!!

What are we doing? Grading portfolios... make sure yours is done.
You need for a B for Quarter Four:
Friday Posts
4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19
Final Work page:
Comp Page of Final logo, color scheme, fonts
Business Card Mockup
Trio of Summer Quotes (3 versions)
Type & Image poster
Principles poster final

For an A:
All of the above PLUS...
Some customization using your personal identity on your blog (header, background, etc)
Posts on your own of any revisions you decided to do to your work from feedback (type & image poster, Principles posters)

What are we doing next week?
Tuesday- turn in your Principles posters for voting and final exam grade

Final exam (Wednesday 9:25am)- backing up your work from H Drive, making sure final grades are done.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thursday May 25th: Principles revisions

I'm at a meeting this afternoon, but please use the time to continue your revisions of your Principles posters.

Remember- your final design does need to be in your portfolio.

AND if you generated an updated version of the poster, create a post showing me the before/after like you did the Type/Image poster. This will ensure your A for quarter 4.

Speaking of that, make sure your portfolios are READY for grading on FRIDAY.

You need for a B for Quarter Four:
Friday Posts
4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19
Final Work page:
Comp Page of Final logo, color scheme, fonts
Business Card Mockup
Trio of Summer Quotes (3 versions)
Type & Image poster
Principles poster final

For an A:
All of the above PLUS...
Some customization using your personal identity on your blog (header, background, etc)
Posts on your own of any revisions you decided to do to your work from feedback (type & image poster, Principles posters)



Wednesday May 24 : Goodbye Seniors!!!

Today is the LAST day for seniors...

Seniors, please make sure you finish your Principles poster and share it with me

JPG version of Principles poster
PDF version of Principles poster

Everyone else, please continue to revise and prepare your poster for turning in this FRIDAY.
We will make sure your portfolios are ready and done as well.

And, in honor of the seniors graduation and becoming of Design Snobs, please enjoy this.




Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday May 23 : Principles Posters IDEO test


What I ask today is that you get your poster to a point where you are ready for feedback from your peers so you can revise as needed before we submit them for voting.
Slideshow for sharing HERE

Principles Poster
I can use the design process to create design for an audience.
I can use feedback to inform my design.
I can create effective design using hierarchy.

We are using a common method of design thinking, which is really a product of the design company IDEO. In this method you go through steps to create a product for an audience, then "test" it before revising and finalizing. 
Check out IDEO

and remember kids, 




Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday May 22 : Portfolio check for Quarter 4

I would like to check your portfolios THIS week for your quarter grade.
** Seniors- make sure your portfolio is done TODAY.

Please make sure your portfolio is updated and ready for grading on Monday by 3pm.
For Quarter Four, you will need:
Friday Posts
4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19
Final Work page:
Comp Page of Final logo, color scheme, fonts
Business Card Mockup
Trio of Summer Quotes
Type & Image poster
Elements & Principles poster (wip- work in progress ok)

For an A:
All of the above PLUS...
Some customization using your personal identity on your blog (header, background, etc)
Posts on your own of any revisions you decided to do to your work from feedback (type & image poster)

Do we want feedback/critique of your posters? Tomorrow?