jill honeycutt

DESIGNER + EDUCATOR + CREATIVE THINKER

ARTS 304 // COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PREREQUISITES

ARTS 104 + ARTS 303 or approval of instructor.  Knowledge of industry-standard software [Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator] is required. Grades are the result of three major areas of evaluation: process, execution, and professionalism. These categories are further broken down and defined on your syllabus. 


LEARNING OUTCOMES & COURSE OBJECTIVES

COMPREHENSION. Continued identification and utilization of sources of inspiration outside the classroom that can be helpful for the visual problems presented in class.

APPLICATION. Continued demonstration of skills as a visual communicator, capable of creating visually dramatic design solutions.

APPLICATION. Employs a variety of tools and technologies to solve design problems, both analog and digital.

APPLICATION. Use of combination of principles of typography and animation in time-based motion graphics project.

APPLICATION. Employ self-imposed time-management skills.

ANALYSIS. Illustrate a deeper understanding of the creative process.

ANALYSIS. Examine a variety of visual options for the problem through thumbnails and sketching in personal journal

SYNTHESIS. Formulate written statements articulating the content and rationale of your designs.

SYNTHESIS. Develop and demonstrate a professional, personal demeanor and work ethic.

EVALUATION. Analyze, evaluate and apply the critique process as a means to strengthen personal work and work of peers.


oct 15th

What: Concept Pitch 

Deliverable: Concept Pitch PDF on Google Drive -- 

Initial concepts and research in a 4 minute pdf presentation that includes the following:

Visual research of card games. Present with collection of images.  

Chosen name, theme and illustration style.

Voice and mood-board for direction of game.

Moodboard should include: Examples (photos, illustrations, designs, competitors, etc) of aesthetics that are similar to the direction of your game, any text that helps describe the feel/direction of the game, typography examples, logo examples, color palette, examples of other brands outside of same industry, etc.

Catch Phrase (independent of game name - something for use in the game that adds value, shows personality, describes theme, etc.)

Digital image of logo sketches for discussion! Sketch A LOT. 

 


week 2

Wednesday, Sept 3rd

- project pitches in class

assigned due 9/5:


week 3

Monday, Sept 10th

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week 4

Monday, Sept 17th-

 


week 5

Monday, Sept 24th

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week 6

Monday, Oct 1st

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week 7

Monday, Oct 8th

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week 8

Wednesday, Oct 17th

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Monday, Oct 15th

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week 9 

Monday, Oct 22nd

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Wednesday, Oct 24th

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week 10 

Monday, Oct 29th

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Wednesday, Oct 31st

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week 11

Monday, Nov 5th

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Wednesday, Nov 7th

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week 12

Monday, Nov 12th

READING:

Wednesday, Nov 14th

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week 13

Monday, Nov 19th

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Wednesday, Nov 21st

NO CLASS ***Thanksgiving***


week 14

Monday, Nov 26th

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Wednesday, Nov 28th

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week 15

Monday, Dec 3rd

No Class ***attend FRIDAY classes***

 

Wednesday, Dec 5th

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week 16

Monday, Dec 10th

- FINAL DUE! 

Wednesday, Dec 12th

- N/A