COMD1200 Graphic Design Principles II, Sp2021

Prof. Anita Giraldo | OL 44 | Spring 2021

Welcome, Students!

This course explores creative visual thinking and its importance to communication design. You’ll experiment with image-making techniques and learn to use graphic elements to communicate concepts and ideas. The course emphasizes the integration of communication concepts, type and graphics and … Read More

Week 15 Lesson Plan



  • Make sure the content of the publication lines up with the order on the TOC.

Session 1

  • Any last design issues cleaned up; personal assistance while classmates work in break-out groups.


  • Make any corrections to
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Week 14 Lesson Plan


Final refinement of any projects needed for zine. Include in the layout.

And: The 100% Rule: Illustrated lecture for Time and Project Management

Organizing work with teams using a WBS or the 100% Rule.


  • Brush up on PDF
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Week 13 Lesson Plan


Poster critique. The final, the ISSUU Doc/Process Book

Specifically: Design and layout a 20+ page digital book of the semester’s work to post on an open-source online platform.


  • Find the specifications required for the zine; organize the
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Week 9 Lesson Plan


Type on the Third Dimension. Type on a box: additional samples of type on a cube–experimental and practical applications on architecture and signage.

Specifically: Computer … Read More

Week 12 Lesson Plan


Design Assets


Style sheets are a catalog of the assets in a project. While at most design firms and agencies these assets are hard-wired by IT on the direction of the creative directors to avoid any errors, … Read More

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