Unit 3 – Graphic Design Basics

Learning Goals

In this unit, students will be introduced to the basics of Graphic Design, including the basic functions of Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.


  1. What is Graphic Design?
  2. Brief History of Graphic Design
  3. Monogram (Typography Basics)
  4. Warhol Portrait (Photoshop Basics)
  5. Cute Little Monsters (Illustrator Basics)
  6. Inspirational Poster (InDesign Basics)

Done? Tell Mrs. Jansen! She’ll then ask you to pick one of these:
– Make up missing work for this class,
– Do the Black Squares Challenge assignment for Extra Credit, or
– Come up with your own Extra Credit assignment idea that involves Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign, write it down and pitch it to Mrs. Jansen before you start.

!!! Doing work for other classes, walking around the classroom, just sitting around, playing on your phone and/or distracting others will never be an option.