Graphic Design 2 – Distance Learning Edition

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

  • OHHS Google Account
  • Chromebook or other type of computer

Course Resources

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

Course Calendar

Couse Overview (tentative)

Lessons

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

Other Ideas

  • Neville Brody
  • Erik Spiekermann
  • Debbie Millman
  • Saul Bass
  • Milton Glaser
  • Alan Fletcher
  • Claude Garamond
  • Jacqueline Casey

Challenges

  1. All-About-Me Graphic
  2. New Year’s Card for Ms. Davis
  3. Christmas Card
  4. Quote Decal
  5. Double Exposure
  6. Safety Measures Posters
  7. Same as #6
  8. Wrong Way Icon
  9. James Layman’s Life’s Blueprint
  10. Senior Spotlight

Other Ideas

  • 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