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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