Unit B – Graphic Design Basics

In this unit, students will be introduced to the basics of graphic design.

Learning Goals

  • Student identifies great and bad graphic design.
  • Student demonstrates understanding of the color theory.
  • Student demonstrates a basic understanding of Careers in Graphic Design.
  • Student demonstrates a basic understanding of History of Graphic Design.
  • Students demonstrates a basic understanding of file formats and file sizes.
  • Students demonstrates a basic understanding of copyright and ethics.

Activities

  1. What is Graphic Design?
  2. Great Graphic Design
  3. A Brief History of Graphic Design
  4. Careers in Graphic Design
  5. Color Basics
  6. File Formats (tentatively)
  7. How do visuals affect you? (tentatively)
  8. How can you use visuals to “manipulate” customers? (tentatively)
  9. How to create thumbnail sketches? (tentatively)
  10. Printing Technologies (tentatively)