jill honeycutt

DESIGNER + EDUCATOR + CREATIVE THINKER

ARTS 303-503 // COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PREREQUISITES

Introduction to the principles of graphic design; composition and their application for printed and digital media. Prerequisites: ARTS 103, VIST 105, ENDS 105 or approval of instructor and undergraduate program coordinator.


LEARNING OUTCOMES & COURSE OBJECTIVES

KNOWLEDGE. Identify the basics of design, layout, typography and printing processes in order to better understand what the area of visual communications is all about.
KNOWLEDGE. Recognize and develop basic conceptual thinking in creative problem solving.
KNOWLEDGE. Identify and utilize sources of information outside the classroom that can be helpful for the visual problems presented in class.
COMPREHENSION. Distinguish between the appropriate and inappropriate methods of using typography in message-making.
COMPREHENSION. Identify and define design objectives and client goals
COMPREHENSION. Identify, choose and apply appropriate Adobe software for specific tasks within a project
APPLICATION. Employ self-imposed time-management skills
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
EVALUATION. Analyze, evaluate and apply the critique process as a means to strengthen personal work and work of peers.



week 1

Tuesday, August 28th  

LECTURE: None

READING: None 

SKETCH: partner mind-map

- intro to class, syllabus, trip to library

- bring books back on wed. for discussion

-archery logo skill assessment 

Thursday, August 30th

READING: NnQ Pgs 4–8  // NnQ Pgs 37–41 "The Art of Seeing"

SKETCH: blind shape drawing

assigned due 9/4:

- 4 letter traces

- letter logo sketches in sketchbook

- start of digital layouts

 


week 2

Tuesday, Sept 4th

LECTURE: Creativity, Graphic Design, Gestalt Principles

SKETCH: 3x3 grid of variation of a letter (UC & LC)

READING: TxtB Pgs 1–37

assigned due 9/6:

- 4 letter logos PRINTED & CUT

Thursday, Sept 6th

LECTURE: History of Type Video

READING: NnQ Pgs 28–33

SKETCH: Draw a word out of negative space

assigned due 9/11:

- 10 digital B&W patterns

 

 


week 3

Tuesday, Sept 11th

LECTURE: History of Type Pt 1, Color 

READING: TxtB Pgs 37–55

SKETCH: 5 found patterns

assigned due 9/13:

- 2 of each color harmony digital patterns (8 total)

  • analogous, monochromatic, triadic, complementary

  • Letter form drawings in NnQ Packet A & B

quiz review:

-anatomy of type terminology

-gestalt principles & definitions

-design principles & definitions

 

Thursday, Sept 13th

SKETCH: name with circles/triangles & rectangles/triangles

QUIZ 1

-*bring headphones!!

intro to icons - https://icons.aiux.co (M01 & M02)

READING: None

assigned due 9/18:

- Letter form drawings in NnQ Packet G & P

- Intro to icons PDF on Google Drive

- Letter logo project due!


week 4

Thursday, Sept 20th

 SKETCH:

READING:

- in-class type monster

Tuesday, Sept 18th

LECTURE: type personalities, Carra Sykes

SKETCH: design monster

MOUNTED Letter Logo Project Due!

- intro to expressive words

assigned due 9/20:

- 15 sketchbook ideas

 


week 5

Thursday, Sept 27th

QUIZ 2

READING: 

Tuesday, Sept 25th

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week 6

Tuesday, Oct 2nd

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Thursday, Oct 4th

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week 7

Tuesday, Oct 9th

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Thursday, Oct 11th

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week 8

Thursday, Oct 18th

  • READING:

Tuesday, Oct 16th

QUIZ 3

READING:


week 9 

Tuesday, Oct 23rd

READING:

 

Thursday, Oct 25th

  • READING:


week 10 

Tuesday, Oct 30th

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Thursday, Nov 1st

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week 11

Tuesday, Nov 6th

QUIZ 4

READING:

 

Thursday, Nov 8th


week 12

Tuesday, Nov 13th

READING:

Thursday, Nov 15th

 READING:


week 13

Tuesday, Nov 20th

READING:

 

Thursday, Nov 22nd

NO CLASS ***Thanksgiving***


week 14

Tuesday, Nov 27th

READING:

 

Thursday, Nov 29th

READING:


week 15

Tuesday, Dec 4th

*attend Thursday classes*

 

Thursday, Dec 6th

FINAL DUE.


week 16

Tuesday, Dec 11th

- FINAL DUE! 

Thursday, Dec 13th

- N/A