The fifth and final project for Intermediate Computing for Design was to create a band name, band logo, and CD package design based on a classmate. They all drew names out of a bowl, and then interviewed that classmate to gain insight about their tastes in music and more. Then the designer student had to research that person’s favorite bands and genres to get an idea of how logos and CDs look for inspiration. The student could choose to implement original photography and/or illustration with or without an image of the person they were basing their designs on. All students used online templates to design, print, and piece together their packaging inside a clear jewel CD case, and learned how to print on printable CDs. They were allowed to use Placeholder Text (aka Dummy Text) for large amounts of copy such as lyrics. The more realistic they built this project, the better the outcome. It was a big challenge! This was their first project involving logo development, “client” experience, and packaging design. They worked very hard on this extensive project.
Below are photographs of CD packages 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.
by Bethany Smith // based on Connor Booth
by Cara Moore // based on Darby Taylor
by Carly Bond // based on Gerald Wicks
by Connor Booth // based on Stephen Latham
by Darby Taylor // based on Cameron Colemon
by Gerald Wicks // based on Imani Smith
by Imani Smith // based on Bethany Smith
by Kate Webb // based on Trent Furr
by Laura Leigh Hicks // based on Sarah Ferguson
by Ques Nevels // based on Cara Moore
by Sarah Ferguson // based on Carly Bond
by Stephen Latham // based on Kate Webb
by Taylor Knight // based on Laura Leigh Hicks
by Trent Furr // based on Taylor Knight
And our end-of-the-semester class pictures together by a student’s request. (I should have made this a regular activity every semester for all my classes.)
My dog Bailee was a critique day guest 🙂