Schedule: Design II

8:00–10:10 T/Th

AC S215 & 216

Don’t print this out, as it’s subject to change as life happens. Check back often for updates.

 

Week 1.

T 1/31 Introduce class, each other, Graphic Design Referenced presentations, & Found Design projects. Collect visual examples.

Th 2/2 Load your 75 examples of found design on lab computers. (Pick top 20 or so to actually show.) Don’t forget cords and/or thumb drives if you need them to load images (tip: load on your Google Drive the night before).Presentation about the importance of research, ideation, and process materials. View short videos on designers & illustrators, which may include: “Like Knows Like/James Victore” (jamesvictore.com), “Like Knows Like/Jessica Walsh” of  Sagmeister & Walsh. Share Graphic Design Referenced time slots.

 

Week 2.

T 2/7 Critique using projector. Imagery only. Have at least two concepts to show, BUT NO TEXT YET. Don’t forget that color & black and white need to have different imagery. Learn musical artist, determine text. Choose type. I’ll show some examples of contemporary music poster design. We will watch part of the documentary Just Like Being There, which is about music poster artists working today.

Th 2/9 Add type to posters. Bring more images if needed. Select favorites, experiment with layout. Individual critiques at workstations.

 

Week 3.

T 2/14 Critique #1 of posters. Be ready with printouts on the wall at 8:00. Both posters must be printed with all information present. Do not mount them yet!

Th 2/16 Graphic Design Referenced presentations: Adkins; Boogaard; Cooper; Endter; Gorske. Work session follows.

 

Week 4.

T 2/21 Critique #2 of posters. Be ready with printouts on the wall at 8:00. Both posters must be printed with all information present. Do not mount them yet! Formally introduce Forensics project, and get to work on it.

Th 2/23 Flush-mounted posters due with process book, 8:00 a.m. Don’t forget label on back of each. Graphic Design Referenced presentations:Ho; Knoll; Lamers; Menting; Mueller.  Work session follows.

 

Week 5.

T 2/28 Selected video clips from Sean Adams’ “Foundations of Branding for Designers,” learn about “Inspiring Logo Designers” with Von Glitschka, and Nigel French’s “Logo Design Techniques” from Lynda.com. (There’s a lot more here to explore on your own: visit the UWO Lynda portal here.) Logo trends to avoid. Also, a great 17 minute video: “Aaron Draplin Takes on a Logo Design Challenge” (also from Lynda.com). Work session with individual critiques.

Th 3/2 Critique, Forensics Speech and Debate Tournament project.  A five-minute documentary about what it’s like to be a graphic designer within the context of movie production.

 

Week 6.

T 3/7 Graphic Design Referenced presentations: Schiedermayer; Skrzypchak; Tompkins; Tremonti; Wicklund. Instructor might have to leave early for a Gallery Director candidate interview event.

Th 3/9 Guests: Our clients, Alex and Michael from Student Legal Services, will drop by around 8:30 a.m. to discuss their project needs. CRITIQUE: Forensics Speech and Debate Tournament project. Guest: our client, Elliott Fischer, who will offer important feedback.

 

Week 7.

T 3/14 Forensics Project Due with process book, 8:00 a.m. Excerpts from Steal Like an Artist. “Like Knows Like/Tina Roth Eisenberg” (swissmiss.com). Graphic Design Referenced presentations: Adkins; Boogaard; Cooper; Endter; Gorske. Formally introduce Student Legal Services project.

Th 3/16 Hamilton Wood Type Museum Field Trip! You are encouraged to provide your own transportation, but if this proves impossible, please let me know and we’ll figure it out. We will meet at the museum at 10 a.m. and leave around noon. The museum is located at 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241. Directions to the museum can be found here.

 

Spring Break: March 21 & 23

 

Week 8.

T 3/28 Watch this short videoGraphic Design Referenced presentations: Ho; Knoll; Lamers; Menting; Mueller.

Th 3/30 Critique: Student Legal Services

 

Week 9.

T 4/4 Graphic Design Referenced presentations: Schiedermayer; Skrzypchak; Tompkins; Tremonti; Wicklund.

Th 4/6 Critique: Student Legal Services

 

Week 10.

T 4/11 Introduce Music Packaging project, and see how packaging can come to life. Graphic Design Referenced presentations:Adkins; Boogaard; Cooper; Endter; Gorske. AND Elliott Fischer will stop by at 9:30 to share his logo picks.

Th 4/13 Optional Art Department Chicago Trip. I will be in Chicago. Work session for those not attending.

 

Week 11.

T 4/18 Student Legal Services project due @ 8:00 a.m. sharp. Don’t forget process books. Music packaging inspiration, including Third Man Records triple-decker video, a tour of that business, and the ever-changing nature of music packaging. Look at previous student music packaging project. Get to work.

Th 4/20 Graphic Design Referenced presentations: Ho; Knoll; Lamers; Menting; Mueller.

 

Week 12.

T 4/25 Work session: work on Music Packaging to show on Thursday. Graphic Design Referenced presentations: Skrzypchak; Tompkins; Tremonti.

Th 4/27 Critique #1 for Music Packaging project. Printouts mandatory, black & white is fine. All components must be present and assembled.

 

Week 13.

T 5/2 Graphic Design Referenced presentations: Cooper; Schiedermayer; Wicklund. Discussion of final digital portfolio and hand-in/grading of final project. Visit from Alex from Student Legal Services at about 8:30 to announce their choice. Work session follows. Wrap it up!

Th 5/4 Classroom: Critique #2 for Music Packaging project. Color printouts mandatory. All components must be present and assembled.

 

Week 14.

T 5/9 9:00 a.m. in room S215. Music Packaging project due. Digital portfolio due by 5 p.m. today.

Thursday 5/11 — anytime after 4 p.m.  Work graded and available for retrieval (at your convenience) in S215.

{{Thursday, May 11th: Senior Design Exhibition Reception. 6 – 7:30 p.m. You should go!}}