ART321 Visual Communications II

  • Final Portfolio Specs

    March 30, 2012

    Here are the final portfolio specs. I want a blog portfolio and a multiple-page pdf portfolio of ten of your best designs from this semester. Anything included in the portfolio has to be approved by me first. Four pre mid-term designs and six post mid-term designs. Include all components of the assignments as one "design" … Read More

  • End of Semester Early Warning

    March 29, 2012

    OK, just wanted to light a fire under all of you. We have one month left in the semester and there are a lot of assignments that need my eyes on them. I have been looking at some of the same people's layouts during class and others not at all or not so much. I … Read More

  • HOW many ways can I suck the fun out of Viscom?

    March 23, 2012

    Now I am really going to see if you are thinking like a graphic designer. This assignment is another direct mail promotional design for the HOW Design Live Conference in Chicago. You can find the copy (HOW Design Mailer copy.rtf) in my public folder. This is an self-mailing, 12-page, fold to 5.5 x 8.5 inch … Read More

  • High Society

    Society of Illustrators Call for Entries: Direct Mailer/poster design Look for 55SofICalltoentry.rtf on my public folder OK, this assignment is designed to really mess with your head. But it can and will happen to you. You are designing and illustrating for a highly specialized and talented group of people within the Visual Communications field – … Read More

  • Black History Month Poster

    March 19, 2012

    Oh, the fireballs are starting to flow. You are still functioning as a advertersing/promotional designer… I have found a new assignment for our most reliable client – yes, TSU. This time we are revisiting something familiar, a concept/promotional poster for Black History Month. This is very similar to the Native American Heritage Month poster assignment. … Read More

  • Book Cover Update

    March 13, 2012

    OK, I think the book cover stuff has been so neglected, I thought I would give it some attention so we can work to get it wrapped up. I'm wanting to have the initial dummies printed by Monday 19. That is a printed dust jacket wrapped on an actual book, the CD Audio book packaging … Read More

  • Wick Fowler’s Famous 2-alarm chili

    Promotional packaging, poster, ad and animated web banner design. Yippee! Now you are back in the advertising world hocking products. I need kick-butt lable design, concept posters, ads and animated banner for this well-known product. This chili is known for it's hot and spicy nature. The client is really proud of it – they should … Read More

  • I’m so full, I couldn’t eat another bite.

    February 20, 2012

    OK, are you sensing a theme here in my assignments. This one is another food-based information layout. I'm choosing articles about food so you have subject matter readily available to photograph. Anyway, this layout is for Time magazine, so it has a different size than the How Safe layout in National Geographic. This time, you … Read More

  • How safe could it be?

    New assignment. Back to being a designer working in a publishing company. The publication is again, National Geographic magazine. You might want to check into some of their recent past issues to get a sense of their design aesthetic. You should be able to detect what type of a grid system they use throughout the … Read More

  • Only You Can Design This!

    February 13, 2012

    New client assignment this time. The U.S. Government – big bucks, deep pockets, the sky is the limit. This awareness campaign is a long-standing effort by the national forest service to reduce forest fires in our national parks. So, it is targeting a broad audience range – young/old, male/female. These ads (series of three) will … Read More