Graphic Design 2

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None
Length: One trimester/one-half credit (may be repeated for credit)

Course Description

Students who take this course for the first time will be introduced to the basics of graphic design including: Typography, professional design software, elements and principles of design and design history. Students who re-take this course develop and further their skills in graphic design, project management, teamwork and leadership. 

Students use Adobe’s Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and other design software to create various independent and group projects with some of them benefiting the school and broader community.

Course qualifies for Fine Arts and Career & Tech Credit.

Required Material

  • Chromebook or other type of computer
  • Headphones
  • iPad (can be checked out from the school)

Course Resources

  • Lynda.com Learning Website
  • Adobe Website
  • other texts and websites applicable to the field

Course Calendar

Activities

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Introduction to Adobe Spark
  3. Quote Decal
  4. Composition // Contrast
  5. Composition // Hierarchy
  6. Composition // Alignment
  7. Composition // Balance
  8. Composition // Proximity
  9. Composition // Repetition
  10. Composition // Simplicity
  11. Composition // Function
  12. iPad Operation & Handling
  13. Double Exposure
  14. Masters of Design // Paul Rand
  15. Masters of Design // Adrian Frutiger
  16. Masters of Design // Jan Tschichold
  17. Masters of Design // David Carson
  18. Masters of Design // Jessica Hische
  19. Masters of Design // Paula Scher
  20. Masters of Design // Otl Aicher
  21. Masters of Design // Stefan Sagmeister
  22. Portfolio
  23. Portfolio Review

Other Ideas

  • Neville Brody
  • Erik Spiekermann
  • Debbie Millman
  • Saul Bass
  • Milton Glaser
  • Alan Fletcher
  • Claude Garamond
  • Jacqueline Casey
  • Birthday Invite
  • Excuse Me
  • Design your own font
  • Design a logo for yourself
  • Create a brochure
  • Font Advertising Poster
  • Posters illustrated with the alphabet
  • Awareness Day Poster
  • Wildcat Apparel