Category Archives: Deadlines

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

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

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

Midterm portfolio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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