ART321 Visual Communications II

  • Retask and Remix

    January 11, 2011

    We are looking at your Typeface Sampler Poster on Wednesday. For Friday, I want you to take your design for the poster and Retask it for a animated masthead (an animated .gif). This retasked design should have the same design motif/aesthetic as your print design poster. You now have a new aspect to consider in … Read More

  • Estimating and Tracking Time

    January 7, 2011

    Time management is a fundamental expectation an employer has for graphic designers. In a service industry like advertising, time is money. Time is tracked in regards to activities. Time spent on a project is tied to an billable rate.The more time you take to design something, the more it costs the client. So, you won't … Read More

  • Final Portfolio

    November 23, 2009

    Time to start prepping for your final portfolio. Here is what I want to see included. Total of 8 of your best designs – Exercises and Projects. The Red Barn campaign, Joe Six-Pack, and the CD packaging/label counts as one design. I want one multiple-page .pdf of the designs you select – turned in on … Read More

  • Q and A: Enjoy

    November 16, 2009

    Q: How many graphic designers does it take to change a light bulb? A: A light bulb? Does it have to be a light bulb? Can we go with a candle, maybe with a flickering light?Or a lantern? Why do we have to go with a light bulb? I was thinking more along the lines … Read More

  • Red Barn Rev 3

    November 15, 2009

    As with the SofI mailer, Red Barn is going to a Rev 3 proof. Full size Rev 3 proofs are due on Friday.

  • Society of Illustrators Rev 3

    For Monday, it is Rev 3 for SofI instead of it being the final. This is a full size proof before printing the final which is due on Friday. This proof should be very tight. Any alts from Monday to Friday should be minor tweaks to massage the design.

  • Full-size comp Monday

    November 7, 2009

    Remember, the Rev 2 layouts for Society of Illustrators and Red Barn items are printed (somehow) full-size and ready for critique and art direction. You need to get the layouts more resolved than what saw on Rev 1. Man, those were rough. Do you have a concept? It helps, trust me. Are you doing something … Read More

  • Is anyone still there?

    October 31, 2009

    Wow, I haven't blogged in a while, but now I'm back online to get you all caught back up. We are currently working on the Society of Illustrators Call to Action direct mailer and the Red Barn campaign. We still have two packaging projects to design before the end of the semester. I've worked out … Read More

  • Society of Illustrators Direct Mailer

    We have looked at rev 1 of SofI and are proceeding to rev 2 on Monday the 9th. This one is full-size either printed off of the color inkjet printer or tile printed off of the laser printer, taped together, backed up and folded. I want to interact with it the way you intend in … Read More

  • Red Barn Campaign

    OK, Red Barn campaign is in-progress, right? We are looking at the first layout version of all the campaign items on Wednesday the 4th. This includes the pamphlet, poster, ad and banner ad. You should have a strong promotional CONCEPT and initial layouts to review at that time. For rev 1, half-size is fine. I … Read More