Graphic Design III


Welcome GDIIIers!

Wednesday/Thursday, January 10/11
Course Intro. & Objectives; Our Process / Design Thinking; Project 1 Introduction
For Next Class: Create a Submit Poster and a Social Media post for the Annual Student Exhibition (ASE); Printed for next class. Research conceptual ideas for promotion of the ASE by doing 1st a mind-map, then by doing some visual research (be sure to create a clean and readable map with some graphic ideas as well as words and save your visual findings as well)

Annual Student Exhibition Promotion
Project 1: January 16–Feb. 1

Tuesday/Wednesday, January 16/17
Look at Submit Posters; Discuss research findings and more about Design Thinking; Discuss project specs. and visual research; Begin work on conceptual sketches
For Next Class: Bring sketches and ideas for promotion to discuss

Thursday/Monday, January 18/22
Look at final printed submit posters and upload digital versions along with ads to Moodle (see Moodle links to right); Discuss visual findings for ASE and sketches; Begin working on digital drafts; Have clear directions
For Next Class: Be prepared to show complete first drafts of project

Tuesday/Wednesday, January 23/24
Critique of Drafts; Finalize designs
Next Class: Be ready to show all final pieces

Thursday/Monday, January 25/29
Final Day to Work
Next Class: Finalize work on Promotional items and Print Poster

Tuesday/Wednesday, January 30/31
Final Presentation of ASE Promotion / Digital
Next Class: Have your work ready to turn-in to Moodle Assignment and for the A&D Poster Contest ( by Monday, February 5, 2018, at 7:00 am.); Find example of time-based infographic to share with class.

Monday/Tuesday, Feb 5/6
Begin discussion and work on Time-based Infographic Project; Look at Examples; Choose Direction and begin research
Next class: Be prepared with direction for work and information about topic; Also, have beginning sketches for concepts

Wednesday/Thursday, February 7/8
Review Goals of Project; Check in with research and sketches; Work on concepts and begin creation of assets; Discuss best practices for creation of assets; discuss storyboarding
Next Class: Have concept chosen, many assets created and storyboard complete; Be prepared to work with assets in After Effects

Monday/Tuesday, February 12/13
Begin work in After Effects; Demo of assets and creation of timeline, etc.
Next Class: Have a good start working in After Effects; Create roughs of each scene

Wednesday/Thursday, February 14/15
Work on project in class
Next Class: Be prepared to show fairly complete draft of Infographic

Monday/Tuesday, February 19/20
Look at rough in small groups and with instructor; Continue Working on Final Changes to Infographic
Next class: Finalize Infographic; Begin looking at different directions for exhibit design

Wednesday/Thursday, February 21/22
Introduction to Exhibition Design; Work on Exhibit Design with Groups, choosing concepting and work methods
Next Class: Be prepared to show group potential directions for various parts of the exhibit

Monday/Tuesday, February 26/27
Final Critique of Time-Based Infographic; Work with groups to choose conceptual direction and next steps for production (presentation, didactics (labels, signage, etc, catalogue, winner announcement/signage)

Wednesday/Thursday, February 28/Mar. 1
Work on Drafts; Look at Drafts in Wed. classes; Discuss final presentation preparation; Turn-in Final Infographic

March 5-10 Spring Break

Monday/Tuesday, March 13-14
Begin Presentations

Wednesday/Thursday, March 15-16
Continue Presentations if necessary

Packaging and Presentation
Project 4: March 20–Finals

Monday/Tuesday, March 20-21
Begin Work on Packaging

Wednesday/Thursday, March 22-23

Monday/Tuesday, March 27-28

Thursday, March 30

Tuesday, April 4
Present product packaging plan + research and preliminary ideas

Thursday, April 6
Work on refining branding ideas; conceptualize multiple possible directions
Next Class: Be prepared to show at least 3 different moodboards + draft ideas for brand

Tuesday, April 11
Present draft concepts for product brand; Choose final direction

Thursday, April 13
Work on refining final brand and draft packaging ideas for product
Next Class: Be prepared to show final brand and ideas for package

Tuesday, April 18
Present final branding system and packaging draft

Thursday, April 20
Work on refinement of packaging
Next Class: Work on application of brand and packaging to other products—be prepared to show next class

Tuesday, April 25
Work on final prototypes and prepare for printing

Thursday, April 27
Review Prototypes

Finals—May 1-5
Final Presentation (digital and 3D)