ART321 Visual Communications II

  • Final Portfolio

    April 28, 2014

    OK, here is the info about wrapping up this semester. Final portfolio consist of… 1. All print items from midterm printed, mounted and/or assembled. – Due on Monday (by end of class). 2. All web/motion items since midterm posted on the blog – Due by 11:59:59 p.m., Monday 3. One final art production folder (with … Read More

  • So Classic. Book dust jacket, CD Audio book packaging and iTunes & iBooks cover art design

    April 2, 2014

    You have been given the design responsibilites for a redesign of a classic book in it's various formats from tradition dust jacket for a hardcover book, packaging of an audio book with CD/DVD label, In-store P.O.P and the digital iTunes/iBook cover art. You have the following classic books for which to design. I'm so nice, … Read More

  • Brochures are your friend

    March 19, 2014

    OK, I talked about this in class. We are going to do a multiple page design – a brochure. So, here are the devious specifications for the project. 8 to 12 page, 4-color brochure, 11 x 17, full bleed throughout and saddle-stitched. Simple, right? Remember how to set this up correctly? What is a reader … Read More

  • Beverage label, 6-pack packaging design, branding campaign and 15 second commercial spot

    February 25, 2014

    OK, you are moving up in the world as a designer. All your design experience will be necessary for this one. Go research a liquid beverage and design a brand. You pick your poison. Design a label, 6-pack carrier, branding series of posters (3) (retask for magazine ads) and a 15 seccond commercial. Depending upon … Read More

  • Midterm portfolio

    February 19, 2014

    Two and a half weeks until mid-term break. Yippee! In preparation for midterm, start thinking and prepping to assemble your midterm portfolio – yes, the first of two grading opportunities you have for the semester. Everything I have assigned up to midterm should be included in the midterm portfolio – a total of 5 assignments … Read More

  • Food Spreads

    February 14, 2014

    OK, so now instead of being an advertising designer you are going to be a designer in the publishing industry. You have two, 2-page spreads to work on. My intent for you designing these two spreads is to figure how to work with the extremes these two layouts represent. One is text heavy and one … Read More

  • Blog, Blog, Blog!

    February 7, 2014

    Get to blogging on your blog sites. I'm not seeing consistent effort on the student blogs. I do factor blogging activity into the midterm and final grade. FYI.  

  • Herpetology promotion

    New assignment: Herpetology Club Open House We are still in promotion mode with this assignment. Who: Herpetology Club What: Annual Open House Where: Magruder Hall – first floor display area for reptiles and amphibians When: February 14, 2014. 7:00 p.m. Audience: All college students regardless of major Goal/Problem to solve: Club recruiting and general audience … Read More

  • Prepping for future photo shoots

    January 31, 2014

    I want you to watch this youtube video concerning the Alien Bees photography strobes we will be using in upcoming assignments. Familiarize yourself with the equipment so you won't be terrified of it when the time comes. We do have a photo lighting studio on the second floor and the Viscom program has these stobes … Read More

  • Basic html and a type foundry webpage

    For those of you not also in Viscom III, we are going to take a stab at initial html. You are taking the webpage you designed for Typeface/foundry assignment and figuring out how to code it in html. Yes, you designed your own nightmare. This is a somewhat open-ended assignment. I want to see something … Read More