Monthly Archives: January 2014

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

Jazz combo promo

Sorry so late in posting this. You are creating a promotion for a set of devices – print and web – to promote a Music Department Jazz Combo concert. This is mostly an on-campus promo, although the posters could be posted in the local community. The specific info is on the old poster posted in … Read More

Design across devices

January 22, 2014

Here is the info I promised about the Type assignment. You are working for a bogus type foundry company – you get to name it and create the company identity.This assignment has three components to it. These components (devices) would be used to communicate various messages to an audience at a trade show. First off … Read More

MAE stuff

January 21, 2014

We are looking at the MAE promotion(s) tomorrow. Have everything ready to show. I'm anxious to see.  

The fun has begun – first assignment – MAE program promotion

January 15, 2014

So, we talked about the first assignment in class today. This is a promotional layout for the Truman State University MAE program. Target audience is existing Truman students – on-campus. Most likely students still deciding what they want to do with their lives.The MAE program is recruiting from the existing student body to increase participation … Read More

Course Description

January 7, 2014

Intermediate graphic design course oriented towards the application of print and web design in promotional, informational and packaging devices. Development of conceptual thinking and professional production processes and refinement of visual design aesthetics, along with technical production skill sets will be explored in this course.

Course Goals and Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will… have a deeper understanding and ability to use basic design elements and principles have refined design, production, and conceptual problem-solving abilities refine their abilities to evaluate, analyze and resolve design problems complete projects utilizing design processes developed in previous Visual Communications courses   have the ability to work quickly … Read More

Attendance and Participation

Mandatory attendance. Three absences per semester (excused or unexcused) will be permitted. Absences beyond the three will result in the lowering of the final grade one-third letter grade for each class missed. Being late for class more than twice counts as one absence for each occurrence beyond the two. Being “late” is defined as arriving … Read More

Grading Rubric

  A – Exceptional Exceeds/masters all course objectives Attends all class meetings and is always prompt Invests quality, productive time and energy in studio Sets standards for fellow designers in work and professional demeanor (team player and leader) Attentive to process Work is completed on schedule without exception Willing to revise and improve projects,techniques, and … Read More