Intermediate Computing for Design // Oh What a Character

This semester another new-to-me course I am teaching is Intermediate Computing for Design.  This class is for students who submitted their portfolios for the graphic design program review in November, and passed.  Most of these students were in my Intro to Computing class I posted about last semester.

Their first Intermediate project was called “Oh What a Character!” They needed to find an image online of a celebrity, change it to black and white, place it in Illustrator, and work on top of it like a template to create their own caricature of the person.  The requirement of the illustration?  It had to be completed using a maximum of 7 letters and 2 symbols from one typeface on their computer.  Yes, a typeface!  Only black letters and symbols were allowed, and they could rotate and resize them as needed.

Below are some designs that were turned in. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.

Elvis Presley by Tori Holmes
Elvis Presley by Tori Holmes
Jim Carrey by Layne Smith
Jim Carrey by Layne Smith
Tyra Banks by Keats Haupt
Tyra Banks by Keats Haupt
Paul Giamatti by Ian Green
Paul Giamatti by Ian Green
John Lennon by Erin Frazier
John Lennon by Erin Frazier
Sarah Paulson by Brittany Roberts
Sarah Paulson by Brittany Roberts
Bob Dylan by Austin Thomas
Bob Dylan by Austin Thomas
Lucille Ball by Anna Zollicoffer
Lucille Ball by Anna Zollicoffer

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