Assignment 2-Project1


Assignment 2:

Due Next Week

Two concepts

1. Two different refined concepts of your logotype
– Work on your logotype design, bring in two different refined concepts printed out. They should be refined not sketches. We will review them in class
2. Bring in your project physical folder, native files to work in class
Include sketches, any research and reference related to logotype concepts.


Design Process:

Creative Brief – Develop a creative brief that outlines goals & objectives and audience.
Research & Discovery – Create a project folder with research, sketches reference and related items. Create electronic casebook file with sketches, show research, reference etc.
Sketching and Conceptualizing – Do a brainstorming activity generating ideas for design concept. Using research, graphic and conceptual sources, begin designing.
Design Process/Rough Draft – Create a minimum of five thumbnail concepts. Choose the best concept and create a tighter draft.
Critique – Class critiques of concepts will lead to final design solution.
Final Presentation – Students will present final concepts printouts mounted for final critiques. They will explain concept as related to research and design choices.
Final Project Presentation:
Print and mount final version of project
Create digital versions uploaded to class site.
Present concepts.
Explain research and concept as related to research and design choices.
Students will be evaluated for their skills in:
Concept, design execution, presentation, production and following the project guidelines.


Logotype design principles

Remember, less is more.
This is one thing to keep in mind when creating a logo. Design focused, clear concept. Make it simple and clean. Do not include extra typographic furniture and unnecessary elements. The best logos possess a few elements integral to the core concept.

Target audiences should play  important role in creating your logo.
Your logo needs to be appropriate for its purpose.
For example, the Fedex logo, it works for its audience but would it work for a restaurant?

A logo is more than a design. It should be  your identity, and symbolize you.  It is your brand in design. If a logo is forgotten, you are forgotten. Trends come and go.Your logo should stand out and stand the test of time.

Your logo should remain functional and adapt:
Your logo should retain concept when used in different ways.


Logotype Branding Design

Typography Contrast

Typography Branding

Online Reading

Logotype by Michael Evamy

Trademarks & Symbols Volume 1: Alphabetical Designs by Yasaburo Kuwayama

Related Video

Type Selection Tools

Online tutorials


Other Reference

Creative Brief Sample


FINAL Deliverable


Present your layout and description. Explain your work; research and concept as related to research and your design choices.

Required for Project Presentation

1 Output mounted on board.

2. Written Project Brief Two Copies: Create a written description of your project. Mount to back of matt board.

3. Your physical job folder with all related materials: brief, concept sketches, reference etc.

4. Uploads to Class site
A. Create blog post with category: Project 1
Name the post “lastname firstname project 1”

B. Insert a digital file of project layout saved as a .jpg
Name layout file: “lastname_firstname_p1.jpg”

C. Your digital casebook file with all related materials: page one; brief description page two; final layout, then, concept sketches, reference etc. Document does not have to be a designed document but should reflect your design process. Must be saved as a PDF.
Name casebook file: “lastname_firstname_pcb_1.PDF”


Production Materials
1. Print out of your  project mounted on board.
It can be output on 8.5×11

2. Black mat board or gator board  15×20
Xacto knife
Metal edge ruler
Spray mount

3. Written Project Brief, Two Copies. Create a written description on your project. Include your name, project name, goals , concept and  explain your solution Print out 8.5×11. Mount to back of mat board and have one extra print out.

4. Your Job folder with layout,  brief description, concept sketches, design work, research and reference.





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