Intermediate Computing for Design // Nature Posters + Blufish Visit

The fourth project for Intermediate Computing for Design class was to create two poster designs for a fictional lecture called “Nature as Design.” One had to be done using Illustrator, and the other using Photoshop and InDesign. The challenge was to design two posters that have a cohesive, complimentary style and will catch the public’s eye. Using different software to create the same effect for different posters also helped inform the students the differences between the programs’ capabilities.

This project was their first project dealing with typography. Students were also required to print their designs on special textural and/or colored paper ordered online. Most students chose to order from Neenah or French. As this was their first time printing on paper other than Epson, they had to make adjustments in relation to image color and contrast.

Below are photographs of posters 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.

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by Laura Leigh Hicks, cream paper

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by Laura Leigh Hicks, cream paper

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by Connor Booth, white dimpled paper

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by Connor Booth, white dimpled paper

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by Gerald Wicks, cream speckle-toned paper

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by Gerald Wicks, cream speckle-toned paper

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by Bethany Smith, pink speckle-toned paper

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by Bethany Smith, pink speckle-toned paper

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by Kate Webb, silvery pearl paper

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by Cara Moore, cream linen paper

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by Cara Moore, cream linen paper

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by Carly Bond, cream dimpled paper

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by Carly Bond, cream dimpled paper

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by Trent Furr, green speckle-toned paper

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by Trent Furr, blue speckle-toned paper

Also a big thanks to Blufish design studio in Starkville, MS for allowing my class to tour their firm, learn about their business, what to expect in the workplace outside of school, and ask questions. It was a delightful, informative visit!

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