Assignments

Due 5/20

1. Post to your eportfolio what you learn in class this semester.

2. Project 5 due. You will be handing this in at the museum.
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.

3. Meet at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
at 11:30 (aim to arrive a little earlier). We will meet in the front lobby.
2 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128

If you get lost or need to contact me to let me know that you’ve arrived call or text 718 679 7200

5/24 is the last day of class. You will be receiving your projects back on this day.

Due 5/17

1. Design Journal entry #25
What is the difference between a color’s luminosity and inherent light? How does this relate to hue, value and saturation?

2. Have a look at the Cooper Hewitt website, and on your eportfolio post something that you are excited to see when we go next week.

3. Design journals and eportfolios due.

4. Project 5 50% finished.

4. Extra credit due- remember that your post on your portfolio needs to include why/how the experience was related to our class specifically, so make sure to include the design elements and principles.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
5/20 Final Project (Project 5) due which you will hand in at the museum
5/20 FIELD TRIP Meet at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
at 11:30 (aim to arrive a little earlier). We will meet in the front lobby.
2 E 91st St

Due 5/13

1. Design Journal entry #24
Process color, spot color and hex triplets

2. On your eportfolio post pictures from project 3 (Value project) and tell us what you learned.

3. Bring in an album cover to start Project 5 (which will be due Friday May 20)
Details colorinventoryformat
Link to video explaining color inventories

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

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
5/17 Design journals and eportfolios due
5/17 Extra credit due- remember that your post on your portfolio needs to include why/how the experience was related to our class specifically, so make sure to include the design elements and principles.

5/20 Final Project (Project 5) due which you will hand in at the museum
5/20 FIELD TRIP Meet at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
at 11:30 (aim to arrive a little earlier). We will meet in the front lobby.
2 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128

5/24 Last day of class

 

Due 5/ 10

1. Design Journal entry #23
Listen to the beginning of this podcast  and write what you think about it.

2. Color interactions 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 5/6

1. Design Journal entry #22
Bezold effect, simultaneous contrast, color interaction and keyed color.

2. Project 4: both color wheels and saturation continuum with two sheets of tracing paper attached. Bottom sheet has your self assessment. Due at the beginning of class. 

Due 5/3

1. Design Journal entry #21
Prismatic color, muted color, achromatic gray, chromatic gray, additive color and subtractive color

2. Finish CMY and RYB color wheel for today.
Project 4: Both color wheels and saturation continuum with two sheets of tracing paper attached. Bottom sheet has your self assessment. Due on Friday 5/6

Due 4/19

1. Design Journal entry #20
Josef Albers, Johannes Itten and Albert Munsell
Who were they and what did they contribute to color theory?

2. CMY color wheel 50% finished at the beginning of class.
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 4/15

1. Design Journal entry #19
Primary triad, secondary triad, tertiary hues, cmyk, rgb

2. 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

3. If you have a smart phone or tablet, try out Blendoku

Due 4/12

1. Design Journal entry #18
Color, hue, saturation and intensity

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

3. Project 3 completely finished at the start of class

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

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?

4. 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

Due 4/8

1. Design Journal entry #18
Write 3 companies that you’d be interested in interning with/ working for (located in NYC) and why.

2. Project 3 85% complete
Project 3 will be due at the beginning of class on Tuesday 4/12
This includes:
1. Value Scale set
2. Composition in pencil
3. Composition in pen/ink texture
4. Composition in magazine
5. Composition in gouache

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?

Due 4/5

1. Design Journal entry #17
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

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

Due 4/1

1. Design Journal entry #16
Choose a design principle that inspires you and tell us why.

2. Finish the value scale in magazine, pencil, ink and gouache. This is part 1 of project 3, so good craftsmanship is essential!

3. Create 3 different compositions with 9 value steps, exploring layering and transparency. These are rough drafts and can be either in illustrator or in your design journal. Number each value to be sure that you have 9 (and remember that this includes the ground).

4. On your eportfolio post 3 companies that you’d like to work for and tell us why. Include links to their websites.

Due MONDAY 3/28  (no class on Fri 3/25)

1. Design Journal entry #15
Tension, simultaneous contrast, gouache

2. Value scales 80% finished at the start of class.
This is part 1 of Project 3, so craftsmanship counts!!
Valuescale_formatguidelines
(where it says keep this blank for now, use gouache)

Due WEDNESDAY 3/23

THIS WEEK WE MEET ON TUES 3/22 AND WEDS 3/23 (no class on Fri 3/25)

1. Design Journal entry #14
Low key, high key, narrow range and broad range in regards to value.

2. This is part 1 of Project 3, so craftsmanship counts!!
Start the value scale (where it says keep this blank for now, use gouache) Valuescale_formatguidelines

3. MIDTERMS continue today. I will be checking your design journals and eportfolios starting today.

Due 3/22

NEXT WEEK WE MEET ON TUES 3/22 AND WEDS 3/23 (no class on Fri 3/25)

1. Design Journal entry #13
Tonal progression, shade, tint and tone

2. MIDTERMS start Tuesday 3/22. I will be checking your design journals and eportfolios starting today.

3. Create 12 value scales in your design journals by creating textures and manipulating their density. White to black.

4. Post pictures of your first project to your eportfolio and tell us what you learned.

5. Bring your painting supplies (you will need black and white paint for today).

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

Due 3/18

1. Design Journal #12
Value

2. Project 2, Sound movement books completely finished with 3 layers of tracing paper 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. Bring painting supplies today

Due 3/15

1. Design Journal entry #11
Layering, transparency and spatial depth

2. 75% 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

3. Gather painting tools for Friday 3/18

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)

Due 3/11

1. Design Journal entry #10

What does rhythm have to do with design? Write a brief paragraph in your design journal and look up a successful example of rhythm in design.

2. Create 3 more mockups of your book
Remember to focus on movement, rhythm and contrast.
song movement book
The panels are 4in x 4in cut out in bristol

3. Complete 10% of your final Sound Movement Book (Project 2)

4. Design direct your partner’s eporftolio, and make the edits they suggest to your own. We will¬†present our partner’s eportfolio in class.

Extra credit opportunity! Ongoing
Visit a design related event and write a post about it on your eportfolio where you explain why this visit/experience is relevant to our class.
Not sure if it is credible, check with me first!

First suggestion is to

Another good place to look is, amongst many other places.
http://aigany.org/news/design-roundup-march-week-3-2/.
http://aigany.org/event/we-used-to-____-now-we-____/

 

Due 3/8

1. Design Journal entry #10
Composition, dynamic, momentum, sound

2. 50 thumbnail sketches exploring movement and rhythm inspired by various songs of your choice

3. 1 mock up completed on both sides inspired by the song you chose to work with
Remember to focus on movement, rhythm and contrast.
song movement book the panels are 4in x 4in

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

Due 3/4

1. Design Journal entry #9
Mock-up, craftsmanship, movement, visual hierarchy and emphasis

2. In your design journal create 25 quick thumbnails exploring contrast, 25 quick thumbnails exploring movement and 25 thumbnails exploring rhythm.

3. Make the edits to your eportfolio that your partner suggested

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 3/1

1. Design Journal entry #8
Visual weight, rhythm, contrast

2. Take a picture of a found texture close up and post it to your eportfolio. Tell us how you might use it for a design project.

3. 12 quick textures in your design journal

4. 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!

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.

1. Design Journal entry #7
What is the difference between art and design?

2. Add three links where you find inspiration on our inspiration page. In the comments section is great.

3. 75% of your inked pattern finished Project1_formatguidelines_ink

Due 2/23

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

2. 15% of your inked pattern finished Project1_formatguidelines_ink
*
 A good example of 15% would be to have your bristol gridlines perfectly drawn and pattern template cut out

3. 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 2/19

1. Design Journal entry #5
Scale, harmony, unity

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
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to create 4 compositions you will be creating 2 sets

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

***** This is a great resource for learning to post on your eportfolio:
https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/blog/help/help-category/using-a-site/

Due 2/16

1. Design Journal entry #4
Pattern, texture, repetition

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

3. Back and forth geometric and organic shape composition exercise
Steps:

  1. Cut out black shapes (3 shapes out of black paper) and glue them onto a white 4″x 4″ square (smooth bristol). And take a photo of this composition.
  2. Then use that composition and cut out the white negative space into various shapes and glue it onto the black 4″x 4″ square. And take a photo of this composition.
  3. Then use that composition and cut out the black negative space into various shapes and glue it onto the white 4″x 4″ square. And take a photo of this composition.
  4. Then use that composition and cut out the white negative space into various shapes and glue it onto the black 4″x 4″ square. And take a photo of this composition.

Do this whole series 3 times and bring the results to class. Post the pictures on your eportfolio and tell us what you learned about shapes and positive and negative space.

Do not use any representative shapes or symbols. Do not hide pictures in the compositions. The goal is to explore balance shape and space- positive and negative while working on craftsmanship- keep practicing!

4. 20 thumbnail sketches in your design journal exploring shape and figure-ground.

5. 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 (digital edition through the library)

Due 2/9

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

2. Cut out 3 black shapes (3 shapes out of black paper) and glue them onto a white 4″x 4″ square (smooth bristol).

Do not use any representative shapes or symbols. Do not hide pictures in the compositions. The goal is to explore balance shape and space- positive and negative while working on craftsmanship.

3. ePortfolio
Find a current design students’ work that you like, post a link to their work and tell us why you like them

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 2/5  

1. Design Journal entry #2 (see below for guidelines)
Geometric shape, organic shape, form and figure-ground

2. Read pgs 06-09, 40-53, 288-291 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

3. Make sure that you have all of your materials for class (except for painting supplies).

Due 2/2

1. Buy materials and find access to reading

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. Read p 11-23 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton
(digital edition through the library)

Daily Design Journal assignment
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.

 

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