ART 112A – Digital Design – Fall 2016
Friday, 1pm-4:50pm Valhalla, HAAB Rm 403
Welcome Digital Design Students – We will be working with 2D, interactive designs, 3d printing and motion graphics. Looking forward to hearing your ideas. You will get an email from me through Blackboard to help you get started. Peruse my actual RESOURCES page lots of cool stuff!!
An exploration of basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design with an emphasis on the digital environment. Topics include line, shape, color, texture and pattern, rhythm, and sequence. Projects cover static, time-based, and interactive elements. Software includes Adobe Illustrator and Flash. No previous experience necessary. Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension Center.Contact hrs: 4.
ALL DIGITAL DESIGN ASSIGNMENTS can be found on the Digital Design Assignments page – CLICK HERE
The following information and website links are for inspiration and resouces only. Please view Digital Design Assignment page for what are the assignment deadlines and what is expected each week. Please email your questions.
Prof. Deb Krikun
Illustrator Tutorials – videos demonstrating the tools
resources: Explore the following examples: aiga | color | myfonts | designdump | typo | webby | veer | csszen | logo designs | alistapart | dexigner | wordle | wdl | support | logos | grid | layout |thirds | dafont |watercolors | type is fun | linotype | 3D Printing |
create a doodle page with the new illustrator tools!
The Dot and the Line –
an appreciation of what vectors can do in design and story!
FORM and FUNCTION from IMAGE to 3D –
tools covered: more EDIT tools, Type, Transform, Envelope options
resources: links for logo design tutorials
examples: some links for type inspirations: paul rand, examples, latin text for dummy copy (great for creating textures using type and to begin layout copy for magazines, etc remember to use word count in Word to specify space needed), fun type illustrations (flash
Logo + visual Identity : Evolution of creating a logo design from your found object, creating a branding identity. Historical overview of advertisement campaigns and designers who revolutionized the marketing industry
resources: logo tournament, developing a logo design, vector shapes into logo design, the process of developing a logo design
Participation in class discussions, completion of hands-on tutorials and assignments will help students produce a well-designed professional and creative expression. It is required that all students must email or call if they are unable to attend class. It is a common courtesy and a professional protocol. All work will be evaluated from the student’s WordPress site (WP). If you are absent on day of presentation, please email the status of the presentation being graded. Two “excused” absences are accepted. Unexcused absences will lower a grade on presentations. Presentation work needs to be submitted one week later. Evaluations of assignments are measured by:
• Weekly Journal Blog Entries (15) 5%
• Assignments (12 @5% using a point value system) 60%
• Weekly Participation and in-class Tutorials (Pass or Fail) along with at home BLACKBOARD Video Assignments 15%
• Midterm and Final Presentations (Oral and Written) 20%
- 1) Presentation: explanation of contemporaries in the field of study related to the weekly assignments. Discussion of design concepts and how to develop the idea and apply the software technique as shown in examples given. Weekly class review of students progress measured through the WP student site.
- 2) Tutorials: software features, tools applicable to assignment, step-by step tutorials, and instructional note taking required. Podcasting tutorials online to help provide assistance out of class can be found on instructors WP site.
- 3) Individual instruction and/or assistance: weekly tutorial demonstrations and trouble-shooting issues with individuals.
- 4) Critique: Overview of questions for current assignment or upcoming assignment.
ONLINE RESOURCES below and on my Resources page
- http://www.lynda.com is free from your local Westchester Library
- 1) Required to bring to each class meeting: a USB Flash Drive for saving digital files and a CLOUD account (dropbox, google drive),
- 2) Required to bring to each class meeting: A spiral bounded journal (line or graph) and/or sketchbook.
- 3) High-quality 13×19 ink-jet paper, not glossy – for hardcopy print portfolio examples
- 4) Black vinyl bounded plastic sleeve portfolio larger than 13×19
- 5) Create a WordPress site and upload all assignments and support documents (including sketches, links, etc)