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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Intro to Computing Art // Simple Logo & Resumé

For Intro to Computing’s final project, they built simple personal logos in Illustrator and constructed resumes in InDesign. This project was meant to create an awareness of how much or how little they have accomplished during their first years of college, as well as give them a little experience with logo development and InDesign. Many of the students had not typed a resume before, and they found this project useful as they prepare to apply for part-time after-school jobs and post-graduate jobs.  The layout needed to be organized, easy to read, and fluid with a sense of style. Creating hierarchy with text was a challenge, as they have not taken typography classes yet.

Below are some resume examples 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. Contact info is purposely fake for their protection.

by Heather Hardman

by Heather Hardman

by Reagan Huffman, pg. 1

by Reagan Huffman, pg. 1

by Reagan Huffman, pg. 2

by Reagan Huffman, pg. 2

by Morgan Linnett

by Morgan Linnett

by Sarah Tewolde, pg. 1

by Sarah Tewolde, pg. 1

by Sarah Tewolde, pg. 2

by Sarah Tewolde, pg. 2

Intermediate Computing for Design // Nature Posters

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 non-coated textural and/or colored paper ordered online. Most students chose to order from Neenah. 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.

by Layne Smith, grey paper

by Layne Smith, grey paper

by Jeremy Childress, speckled creme-toned paper

by Jeremy Childress, speckled creme-toned paper

by Keats Haupt, grey paper

by Keats Haupt, grey paper

by Erin Frazier, yellow-toned paper

by Erin Frazier, yellow-toned paper

by Brittany Roberts, light grey paper

by Brittany Roberts, light grey paper

by Anna Zollicoffer, white column paper

by Anna Zollicoffer, white column paper

by McKinley Ranager, pearly white paper

by McKinley Ranager, pearly white paper

by Kelsey Bishop, white column paper

by Kelsey Bishop, white column paper

by Austin Thomas, white paper

by Austin Thomas, white paper

by Logan Sanders, white column paper

by Logan Sanders, white column paper

by Ian Green, vector image redo as an exercise to demonstrate what he learned after the project critique

by Ian Green, vector image redo as an exercise to demonstrate what he learned after the project critique