ART321 Visual Communications II

  • The Viscommie Dead

    February 6, 2013

    Still in promotion mode for our best client. New assignment for the Truman Institute – Zombie Scholars Academy. Can you say fun! Info can be located in my public folder – copy and logos. Initial concept/layout review on Monday, Feb. 11.

  • Something scaly this way comes

    February 4, 2013

    Our favorite client (Truman) has come through for us again. I have a promotional poster design for the Herpetology Club, advertising an open house event on campus. What is Herpetology? Research it and find out – you probably already know. The intent of the open house is to generate foot traffic in the Biology department … Read More

  • Summer Block Course Promotion

    February 1, 2013

    Now we are back from the newspaper designer stint and you again are in my advertising/promotion art department. Our favorite client has again drop on us a promotion in the form of a poster and information website for the Department of Health and Exercise Science and the ES465: Special Topics in Exercise Science – Physical … Read More

  • Happiness is…

    January 30, 2013

    OK… imagine this. You are now an entry-level designer at a newspaper and you have an article to design and layout. You can find the copy in my public/ART321 Viscom II folder (happinesscopy.rtf). This is another design using only type. Again, the intent is to create a design stops the reader of a newspaper as … Read More

  • Newsletter Design

    January 25, 2013

    This assignment is a multiple page newsletter design. In InDesign, set up an 8.5 x 11 facing page document with four pages – make sure "Facing Pages" is clicked on. Don't forget to set up you column grid and set margins in the document set-up. The copy you will use is in my public folder … Read More


    January 24, 2013

    Hi guys, OK. The sign up for those interested in the 1 credit hour Independent study is closed. Yes, Krisen you have been added to the list. I'm working on some of the logistics in getting you all going. Keep an eye out for emails from me.

  • Hourly rates

    January 20, 2013

    I talked about hourly rates on Friday. I promised to breakdown the formula I used to figure up how much I used to charge when I was freelancing and when I had my business. But, the amazing advances in internet technology has allowed me to simply post this link: Go through everything and plug … Read More

  • Jazz Combo Promotion

    January 18, 2013

    In keeping with finding really bad posters to redesign… Redesign the Truman State University Music Department Jazz Combo poster, ad and website animated banner. Again, come up with a catchy concept to base your design and artwork upon. Stating really big in the headline with what the event is, is not a concept. Concept drives … Read More

  • Typeface Sample Poster and Animated Web Banner

    January 16, 2013

    Size: 20 x 26 in. Bleed is available. 2-color: black and 1 spot. The poster is an informational/promotional piece. Pick any serif or san serif typeface. No display typefaces. The poster must have the name of the typeface, a set each of the upper-case letterforms, lower-case letterforms and numbers. Any other content is up to … Read More

  • Revision for S of I Poster

    March 30, 2012

    Hi guys, I was looking a bit closer at the folding specs for the 20 x 26" Society of Illustrators poster/direct mailer. Fold the poster in half vertically and then twice (tri-fold) horizontally for an overall folded size of 8.66 x 10 inches. This will work better overall.