Class Info

  • Date: Tuesday, September 1st
  • ZOOM Meeting Info

Topic: Illustration One
Time: Sept 1, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • Course Goals: To familiarize students with the field of illustration including its basic working methods, industry practices, basic history and philosophies. Artistic techniques will be taught as well, however this is a class focused on concept generation, and the creation of thoughtful illustrations, as opposed to a drawing or painting technical course.

To-Do Before Class

  • Join this Openlab Site
  • Print and Review the Syllabus
  • Personalize your ZOOM background! 🙂




  • To familiarize students with the objectives of the course.
  • To establish working practices and clarify expected outcomes.
  • To introduce the basics of illustration working practices.
  • To introduce concept generation techniques.


Online Course structure and Expectations


  • What is Illustration?   
  • Illustrator as visual problem solver
  • Working Process: Where to begin?  Brainstorming & Research Techniques

Word Web Method of Brainstorming, for Japan Day Central Park.
Key Words: Japan, New York, Central Park

In Class Demo 

Celestial Seasoning Tea is known for its highly illustrated unique tea boxes. For example the illustration below.

Bradlt Brald, Mint Magic 1986
  • Brainstorm concepts for a new illustration for MINT MAGIC TEA
  • Competitive Concept Generation in Small Teams
  • Review illustrated labels such as Collective Arts Brewing

Review Assignments and Expectations for Next Week’s Class

Due Next Week

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