Assignments

Due 12/18

Design Journal entry #29
Color binary, hue line… Just kidding!

Nothing is due, but this is our final class. We will have a final discussion, hand back projects and leave early.

Due 12/13

1. Design Journal entry #28
What is the difference between a color’s luminosity and inherent light? How does this relate to hue, value and saturation?

2. On your eportfolio write what a post about what you have learned this semester.
This is your final eportfolio assignment. I will be begin checking your eportfolios for completion today.

3. Project 5 due. 
No late projects accepted!!
+ Include 2 sheets of tracing paper following our regular format directions. The bottom sheet is for your self assessment, the top is for me.

Details colorinventoryformat
Link to video explaining color inventories
*Do not use any representative shapes or symbols. Do not hide pictures in the compositions. Get inspiration from the design principles.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
12/13 eportfolios due
12/13 Final Project (Project 5) due, NO LATE PROJECTS ACCEPTED!
12/18 Last day of class

Due 12/11

1. Design Journal entry #27
Process color, spot color and hex triplets

2. On your eportfolio post 3 pictures of things that you’d like to use for a color inventory. (can be anything)

3. Project 5 65% finished
Details colorinventoryformat
Link to video explaining color inventories
*Do not use any representative shapes or symbols. Do not hide pictures in the compositions. Get inspiration from the design principles.

4. Read pgs 96-101, 106-117 from Design Elements by Timothy Samara, 2nd edition.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
12/13 eportfolios due
12/13 Final Project (Project 5) due, NO LATE PROJECTS ACCEPTED!
12/18 Last day of class

Due 12/6

1. Design Journal entry #26
Proportionate color inventory, non-proportionate color inventory

2. Listen to the beginning of this podcast  and write a post about what you think about it on your eportfolio.

3. Finalize album cover to start Project 5 (which will be due Wednesday Dec 13)
Details colorinventoryformat
Link to video explaining color inventories

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
12/13 eportfolios due
12/13 Final Project (Project 5) due
12/18 Last day of class

Due 12/4

1. Design Journal entry #25
All of the following terms in regards to color wheel relationships: monochromatic, analogous complementary, triad and tetrad.

2. Project 4 due at the beginning of class.

This includes both color wheels and the saturation continuum with two sheets of tracing paper attached. Bottom sheet has your self assessment. 
Craftsmanship counts!
******* Do not add black or white paint to any swatch! ***************

3. Color interactions tests from in class posted to your eportfolio, due at the end of class.
There should be five in total:

  1. Change in hue
  2. Change in saturation
  3. Change in value
  4. Change in hue, saturation and value
  5. 2 different colors that look like the same color

Due 11/29

1. Design Journal entry #24
Bezold effect, simultaneous contrast and color interaction

2. CMY and RYB color wheel plus saturation continuum 80% finished by the start of class today.
This is Project 4: Craftsmanship counts!
******* Do not add black or white paint to any swatch! ***************

Both color wheels and saturation continuum with two sheets of tracing paper attached. Bottom sheet has your self assessment will be due on Monday 12/4.

3. Post pictures of your color wheels in progress to your eportfolio, and tell us what you’ve learned so far from this project.

Due 11/27

1. Design Journal entry #23
Prismatic color, muted color, achromatic gray, chromatic gray, additive color and subtractive color

2. CMY color wheel 50% finished at the beginning of class.*
*A good 50% would be to have all of your swatches painted and half of them cut out.

Use the template that we handed out in class to create the a CMY color wheel using gouache. Color wheel template BLANK fall2015

  • CMY color wheel
    color-wheelcmyk

Source: http://www.sitepoint.com/rgb-or-cmyk/

Explore the colors. Notice the color when it is wet and when it is dry. Try to create swatches with even coats and no brush strokes or streaks. Glue the swatches in a circle of the center (horizontally and vertically) of a 9″x 12″ piece of bristol.

Keep bringing all of your materials to class including paint.

Due 11/22

1. Design Journal entry #22
Josef Albers, Johannes Itten and Albert Munsell
Who were they and what did they contribute to color theory?

2. Find an article about color in the New York Times and post it to your eportfolio with a brief summary about the article and a link to the article.

3. Start your CMY color wheel
Use the template that we handed out in class to create the a CMY color wheel using gouache. Color wheel template BLANK fall2015

  • CMY color wheel
    color-wheelcmyk

Source: http://www.sitepoint.com/rgb-or-cmyk/

Explore the colors. Notice the color when it is wet and when it is dry. Try to create swatches with even coats and no brush strokes or streaks. Glue the swatches in a circle of the center (horizontally and vertically) of a 9″x 12″ piece of bristol.

Keep bringing all of your materials to class including paint.

Due 11/20

1. Design Journal entry #21
Primary triad, secondary triad, tertiary hues, cmyk, rgb

2. Project 3 completely finished with 2 layers of tracing paper per piece due at the beginning of class.

3. Do the reading if you have not done it yet.
Read pgs 86-95, 102-105 from Design Elements by Timothy Samara, 2nd edition
Read pgs 70-83 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton

Suggestion: If you have a smart phone or tablet, try out Blendoku

Keep bringing all of your materials to class including paint.

Due 11/15

1. Design Journal entry #20
Color, hue, saturation and intensity

2. Bring in an example of the most true red that you can find

3. Read pgs 86-95, 102-105 from Design Elements by Timothy Samara, 2nd edition
Read pgs 70-83 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton

4. Write a post on your eportfolio about something new that you learned about color from the reading assignment.

5. Project 3 90% completed
This includes:
1. Value Scale set
2. Composition in pencil
3. Composition in pen/ink texture
4. Composition in magazine
5. Composition in gouache

Valuescale_formatguidelines

Project3_formatguidelines

Good craftsmanship is essential!

*The focus of this project is transparency and layering, so make sure that both are very present. As always, no symbolism. Apply all of the things that you have learned about design principles and elements so far in this class.

Tracing paper guidelines for final project: Each with 2 sheets of tracing paper cut to size neatly attached to the bristol. The bottom tracing paper must have your self assessment. Point out what needs work and what you did well. What is working in terms of your design principle, transparency, layering and value?
Project 3 will be due at the beginning of class on Monday 11/20

In class assignment 11/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aH9wO9_JV8

Due 11/13

1. Design Journal entry #19
Proportion, rule of thirds, golden rule

2. Project 3 75% completed (A good example 75% complete would be the value scale and 2 compositions completely finished and the other 2 compositions lightly
This includes:
1. Value Scale set
2. Composition in pencil
3. Composition in pen/ink texture
4. Composition in magazine
5. Composition in gouache

Valuescale_formatguidelines

Project3_formatguidelines

Good craftsmanship is essential!

*The focus of this project is transparency and layering, so make sure that both are very present. As always, no symbolism. Apply all of the things that you have learned about design principles and elements so far in this class.

Tracing paper guidelines for final project: Each with 2 sheets of tracing paper cut to size neatly attached to the bristol. The bottom tracing paper must have your self assessment. Point out what needs work and what you did well. What is working in terms of your design principle, transparency, layering and value?
Project 3 will be due at the beginning of class on Monday 11/20

3. Post a picture on your eportfolio of your project 3 in progress and tell us what you’ve learned so far.

4. Read pgs 70-73 and 82-84 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara

******Extra credit opportunity
Go to Meet the Pros on Thursday Nov 9th at 6:30 pm
and then write a post about it on your eportfolio.

Due 11/8

1. Design Journal entry #18
Why is it important to have even tonal progression in this project? What happens if we don’t?

2. Project 3 30% finished
(a good 30% would be to have all 4 compositions outlined and the value scales 50% complete)
Project 3 will be due at the beginning of class on Monday 11/20
This includes:
1. Value Scale set
2. Composition in pencil
3. Composition in marker texture density
4. Composition in magazine
5. Composition in gouache

Valuescale_formatguidelines

Project3_formatguidelines

Good craftsmanship is essential!

*The focus of this project is transparency and layering, so make sure that both are very present. As always, no symbolism. Apply all of the things that you have learned about design principles and elements so far in this class.

Due 11/6

1. Design Journal entry #17
Low key, high key, narrow range and broad range in regards to value, and texture density

2. Create 10 large thumbnails, with transparency and layering using a 9 step value scale. Remember that the ground counts as one of the values.

*The focus of this project is transparency and layering, so make sure that both are very present. As always, no symbolism. Apply all of the things that you have learned about design principles and elements so far in this class.

3. Start the value scale and complete 25% of it.
This is part 1 of Project 3, so craftsmanship counts!!
Valuescale_formatguidelines

Gouache instruction video

Due 11/1

1. Design Journal entry #16
Tonal progression, shade, tint, tone and venn diagram

2. Post on your eportfolio a venn diagram that you think is funny

3. Write a post on your eportfolio about 3 companies in NYC that you would be interested in working for and why. Include links to their websites.

4. Create 5 different 9 step value scales by creating textures and manipulating their density. White to black.

5. Bring your paint and a magazine to cut up (doesn’t matter which one) to class today.

Due 10/30

1. Design Journal entry #15
Value, gouache

2. Project 2, Sound movement books completely finished with 3 layers of tracing paper for each side due at the beginning of class.
‚Äď bottom layer, draw arrows to show intended movement of composition
‚Äď middle layer, your self assessment
‚Äď top layer, blank for me

3. Find 3 successful examples of transparency and layering in design from the Cooper Hewitt collection and post it to your eportfolio with a paragraph about what makes them successful.

4. Read pgs 76, 94-95 and 102-103 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

*********** Bring all your painting supplies starting today **************

In class exercise on 10/25:
http://veerle.duoh.com/design/article/illustrator_full_spectrum_spirograph

Due 10/25

1. Design Journal entry #14
Layering, transparency and spatial depth

2. 90% of Project 2 (sound movement book) complete at the beginning of class
Remember to focus on movement, rhythm and contrast.
song movement book, the panels are 4in x 4in cut out in bristol

Do not use any representative shapes or symbols. Do not hide pictures in the compositions. Get inspiration from the design principles and think about visual hierarchy in each panel.

Tracing paper guidelines for project 2:
This includes 3 layers of tracing paper cut to the length and size of the book. A set of 3 for each side of the book.

  • The bottom layer is for you to sketch in the intended movement of each composition.
  • The second layer is for your self-assessment.
  • The third (top) layer is for me.

3. Take pictures of Project 2 in process and post them to your eportfolio with a quick summary about what you’ve learned.

4. Read pgs 64-67 and 80-81 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Read p 126-157 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Project 2 is due 10/30 at the beginning of class UNLESS WE DO NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CLASS TIME TODAY, THEN IT WILL BE DUE ON 10/25

Due 10/23

1. Design Journal entry #13
Choose a design principle that inspires you and tell us why.

3. 50% of your sound movement book complete at the beginning of class
Remember to focus on movement, rhythm and contrast.
song movement book, the panels are 4in x 4in cut out in bristol.

Do not use any representative shapes or symbols. Do not hide pictures in the compositions. Get inspiration from the design principles and think about visual hierarchy in each panel.

**Extra credit**
Go to the Meet the Pros talk on Thurs 10/19 and write a post about it on your eportfolio.

Important upcoming dates
**MIDTERMS start Monday 10/23
I will be checking your design journals and eportfolios starting today.

**Have your paint supplies ready for class on Monday 10/30

Due 10/18

1. Design Journal entry #12
What does rhythm have to do with design? Can a composition not have a rhythm? Write a brief paragraph in your design journal and look up a successful example of rhythm in design.

2. 3 total mock ups completed on both sides inspired by the songs you chosen to work with
Remember to focus on movement, rhythm and contrast.
song movement book

3. 16 good 4″ x “4 panels cut out in white bristol or black paper- great craftsmanship is essential.

Important upcoming dates
**MIDTERMS start Monday 10/23
I will be checking your design journals and eportfolios starting today.

**Have your paint supplies ready for class on Monday 10/30

 

Due 10/16

1. Design Journal entry #11
Mock-up, composition

2. Two mock ups completed on both sides inspired by the songs you chosen to work with
Remember to focus on movement, rhythm and contrast.
song movement book

3. 40 thumbnails inspired by songs of your choice

4. Read p 29- 40 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton
Read p 59 and p 80-85 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Due 10/11

1. Design Journal entry #10
Rhythm, movement

2. Look on Coroflot to find 3 strong examples of rhythm and 3 strong examples of movement in design. Post it to your eportfolio (with links) with a paragraph about what makes them successful examples.

3. Take photos of 3 subway platform posters which show a strong visual hierarchy and post it to your eportfolio with a brief explanation.

4. Create 25 thumbnail sketches exploring movement
Create 25 thumbnail sketches exploring rhythm

5. Read p 114-125 and 214-233 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton

Due 10/4

1. Design Journal entry #9
Visual hierarchy and emphasis

2. Find 3 successful examples of the design principle contrast from the Cooper Hewitt collection (or from anywhere on their website if the pictures aren’t appearing on their collection page) and post it to your eportfolio with a paragraph about what makes them a successful example of contrast.

3. Find a current design students’ work that you like (from any school in the world), post a link to their work and tell us why you like them on your eportfolio. Some places to look are on school websites and coroflot.com.

4. Read p 28-39 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Read pgs 60-63, 68-77 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Due 10/2

1. Design Journal entry #8
What is the difference between art and design?

2. Project 1 completely finished with tracing paper at the beginning of class

This includes 2 sets of 2 black paper cutouts with frames and one hand inked pattern. Double check format directions to be sure that you did this correctly.  Good craftsmanship is essential!

Format guidelines for both parts of the project:
Project1_formatguidelines_9x12
Project1_formatguidelines_ink

Tracing paper guidelines for project 1:
Tape 3 layers of tracing paper cut to size and folded over in the back.

  • The bottom layer is for you to sketch in the negative space from your original composition.
  • The second layer is for your self-assessment.
  • The third (top) layer is for me.

Do not use any representative shapes or symbols. Do not hide pictures in the compositions.

3. Post pictures of Project 1 on your eportfolio and write a post about what you learned.

4. Finish 12 textures and 20 contrast thumbnails in design journal if you did not finish them in class.

Due 9/27

1. Design Journal entry #7
Visual weight, contrast, tension

2. Project 1, 85% finished

Tracing paper guidelines for project 1:
Tape 3 layers of tracing paper cut to size and folded over in the back.

  • The bottom layer is for you to sketch in the negative space from your original composition.
  • The second layer is for your self-assessment.
  • The third (top) layer is for me.

3. Take 3 pictures of a found textures close up and post it to your eportfolio. Tell us how you might use it for a design project.

4. Read p 28-39 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Read pgs 60-63, 68-77 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Due 9/25

1. Design Journal entry #6
Symmetry, asymmetry, axis, balance

2. 40% of your inked pattern finished Project1_formatguidelines_ink

3. Look for perks that you get as a CUNY student (i.e. free digital ny times membership, discounts, etc) and write a post on your eportfolio about your favorite perk.

4. Read p 28-39 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Read pgs 60-63, 68-77 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Due 9/18

1. Design Journal entry #5
Pattern, texture, repetition, craftsmanship

2. Part 1 of Project 1 (black paper cutouts) completed
Create 4 compositions using your knowledge of geometric and organic shapes and the figure ground relationship.

Format guidelines here: Project1_formatguidelines_9x12
(
to create 4 compositions you will be creating 2 sets). Double check format directions to be sure that you did this correctly.  Good craftsmanship is essential!

Tips

  • Do not use symbolic or representative shapes (no pictures of lemons, turtles, suns, people, words, etc).
  • Less is more.
  • Play with scale and the relationship of the shapes to each other.

3. The second part of project 1 is to create an inked pattern. Start to make a plan for this. Project1_formatguidelines_ink

4. Read pgs 54-57 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Read p 184-197 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton

Due 9/13

1. Design Journal entry #4
Scale, harmony, unity

2. Cut out a 1″ x 1″ square in the middle of a 2″x 2″ square of paper (bristol or even design journal paper is fine). Place this over multiple areas of your original composition and take a zoomed in picture of these framed micro compositions. Post 4 of these pictures to your eportfolio and write a few sentences about how frame and scale affected your composition.

3. Part 1 of Project 1 (black paper cutouts) completed
Create 2 compositions using your knowledge of geometric and organic shapes and the figure ground relationship.

Format guidelines here: Project1_formatguidelines_9x12

Tips

  • Do not use symbolic or representative shapes (no pictures of lemons, turtles, suns, people, words, etc).
  • Less is more.
  • Play with scale and the relationship of the shapes to each other.

4. Read pgs 58-59, 70-71 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Read p 84-111 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Due 9/11

1. Design Journal entry #3
Picture plane, frame, format, space and Gestalt theory

2. Figure ground paper assignment due at the beginning of class.

Cut out four 4″ x 4″ squares in white Bristol and four 4″x 4″ squares in black paper. Cut out various shapes in both white Bristol and black paper to create compositions exploring figure ground on the square background. Use white Bristol shapes on the black background and black paper shapes on the white background.

There should be 8 compositions in total at the beginning of class.

*Do not use any representative shapes or symbols. Do not hide pictures in the compositions. The goal is to explore shape and figure ground Рpositive and negative while working on craftsmanship.

3. Read pgs 58-59, 70-71 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Read p 84-111 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Due 9/6

1. Design Journal entry #2
Shape, form, geometric shape, organic shape and figure ground

2. Make sure that you have bought all of the materials (with the exception of painting supplies) and bring them to class every day.

3. Read pgs 06-09, 40-53, 288-291 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara and p 11-23 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton

4. Write a post on your eportfolio about why it is important or useful to start the design process with thumbnail sketches.

5. Make 10 thumbnails exploring point, 10 thumbnails exploring line, and 10 thumbnails exploring plane/shape using any of your materials for class in your design journal. (3o total thumbnail sketches)

*TIP: Think about size, location, grouping- in general the elements in relation to each other.

No symbolism or representative shapes!

Due 8/30

1. Buy materials
You will need your design journal and a pencil for today.

2. Design Journal entry #1 (see below for guidelines*)
Point, line, plane

3. Set up your ePortfolio on OpenLab and write an introduction on your page.

  • Include:
    1. write out your design goal, why are you taking the class?
    2. what type of work inspires you? what else inspires you?
    3. what is your preferred design process¬†‚Äď how do you like to work? (i.e. coding, on the computer, with a marker, pencil, in small notebooks, murals, collages, planned out, spontaneous, etc.)
    4. what types of projects would you be interested in collaborating on?

4. Also on your ePortfolio

  • 1. Go to www.nytimes.com/passes and sign up with your CUNY email
    2. Find one design related article and write what you thought of the article. Please include the link to the article in your post.

 

*Daily Design Journal assignment guidelines
Will be announced online and in class

You will be given visual terms to explore by completing the following (for each term):

1. Write the formal definition and the source
2. Write a definition in your own words
3. Find or create a visual example of this term.

Assignments for your design journal may also include a reflection question on areas of contemporary design and your experience.

 

4 Responses to Assignments

  1. Lauren says:

    Hey for the design journal we have to describe a point line and plane correct and give definition image and source? Please confirm .

  2. Lauren says:

    Hey for the design journal we have to describe a point line and plane correct and give definition image and source? Please confirm .

  3. Larisa Daiga says:

    Just follow the guidelines:
    Complete the following (for each term):

    1. Write the formal definition and the source
    2. Write a definition in your own words
    3. Find or create a visual example of this term.

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