Friday, March 16, 2018

Monday March 19/ Tuesday March 20/ Wed March 21 : Designing your monogram

*** Portfolio notes!! 
Check Skyward, check for comment in your portfolio if missing something. 
If you want a regrade of Checkpoint 1 you NEED TO EMAIL ME or TELL ME in Comments when I grade again April 23rd.

Creating your logo is a long process. We begin with lots of little ideas using the CARP Principles as a guide. Today we will work more on creating logos using Alignment and Proxmity, as well as discuss Repetition and Contrast.
Target: I honestly experiment with many design choices before choosing my best option.

Identity: Personal Identity Logos
3 Step Process
1: Thumbnails- LOTS of ideas, good, bad and ugly (4-5 for each principal)
2: Roughs- take 3-4 of your best ideas and refine, add color
3: Comp- 1 logo shown in various ways in a professional format/layout

Let's start your Step One page so you can begin your ideas.
Build a letter size doc in Illustrator and name it "Monograms step 1". We will divide the paper into quarters and go over ways to create logos using

*Find examples of each in your Notes as we design in class.

Friday March 16 : Identity intro

Where you should be:
*Geofilter in Portfolio as a mockup (photo included)

Let's explore our next Unit: Identity... Create your own MONOGRAM LOGO
Use that logo in various ways

Graphic Design Logo Presentation page

As a design element in your photography

To create a personalized phone wallpaper

To create a unique personalized cover page for portfolio

TARGET: I honestly research examples of graphic design and photography for inspiration.

What things represent you? Tell us about you? Are extensions of you?
Your name is one of those things.
If you were a logo, what would you look like?

In your notes, research "personal identity logos"  and "monogram logos". Find samples of each.

Chung Dha Lam monogramTaylor Carrigan monogram

Michael Lardon personal logoDaniela Reske personal logo

In your NOTES, find examples of the CARP principles shown in the slideshow above.

After we are done in your notes, the rest of the time is yours. We can submit Geofilters!!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday March 15 : Geofilter turn in and submit?

Attempt to complete your geofilter today.
1. File/Save for Web. Top Right corner button that says "GIF" change to "PNG 24". Save to H.
2. Add your PNG to THIS FOLDER.
3. Add in a photo behind the design. Fill the white space (but hold shift). File/Export. Choose file type JPG and don't forget to check "Use Artboards"! Add this JPG to your portfolio

Do an extra geofilter for your portfolio or to submit.

This is what the PNG looks like (add to folder)

This is what the JPG Mockup looks like (add to portfolio)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday March 14 : Portfolio Summative check & Geofilters Techniques and stipulations

Portfolios are being graded!  Make SURE you are done.
Remember, missing work or incomplete work will result in a C or lower.

Geofilter Project
Target: I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator.
Target: My work communicates an idea to an audience because I have made good choices with the elements and principles.

Your end goal is to create TWO files for your Geofilter:
1. PNG version with only your designs
2. Mockup version with image behind your designs saved as a JPG.

To finish-
1. Submitted version (PNG file)
File/Save for Web the original design (with no picture) as a PNG and share with me HERE. You don't have to submit to Snapchat but you do need to make the PNG.

2. MockUp (JPG file)
Integrate the design into/over the photograph like the example we created in class
Save the mockup as a JPG and put in your portfolio.

Make as many as you want!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday March 13 : Geofilters and Illustrator techniques contd

** Portfolios are due and being graded!!!

Target: I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator.
Target: My work communicates an idea to an audience because I have made good choices with the elements and principles.


The hardest thing when creating... you have an idea, but HOW do you make it??

Tools or Techniques to know:
How to borrow type from online font sites
Direct Selection Arrow (white) to move anchor points
Add or delete anchor points with Pen tool
Brush tool
Lines and Join
Shape Builder
Live Paint color


Type (Scribble, Rounded edges, 3D, Double, Pathfinder and Compound Paths)
Tutorials for some HERE

Look up some easy tutorials!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday March 12 : How to Geofilter

Your goal is to create a Geofilter for a location or moment.
Must include typography and some design/graphic element.

This is my geofilter for Lake Redstone, Wisconsin

Start by downloading THIS TEMPLATE and opening in Illustrator.
Make Guides so you remember to put nothing important in the gray areas. Lock Guides.

Where do you want the text?
Where do you want the images?
How do you want to convey the location or moment?
What colors will you use?

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday March 9 : Portfolio and more Illustrating

Happy Friday!

Please make sure your portfolio is ready for grading by the end of the day today! I will be starting to grade and finishing up the grades by the end of next week.

ONE MORE TIME... HERE is the list of what you need for a B or an A. 
Incomplete projects means a C.
Missing projects means a D or below.

Let's continue with some practice in Illustrator to create your Geofilters.

You should be able to:
Do some things with text
Make shapes with shapes and lines
Use color and gradients

Ready to start playing around?
Download and open THIS TEMPLATE.

Here are some examples made by CG students and alum.