- Get into critique groups and get feedback on items you are currently working on in your portfolio. Use the rest of the time to work.
Reminder: I’ll be in class around 4:30 today if you need something.
- April 19 – Revised Professional Package
- April 26 – Final Process Book
- May 1 – Final Portfolio
- May 3 – Written Portfolio Assessment
- May 8 – Professional Practices Exam
REMINDER: Our class will meet in Tyler Art Gallery at 2pm today.
- Documenting work
- How to present your work in context (depending on the context).
- Show and tell.
- Handling special cases: time based media, interactive media, three dimensional media and products.
- Web Presence
- Portfolio Website: Self-hosted CMS (site5, BlueHost, HostMonster). It is easiest if you buy your domain name from the same place you host your website.
- Portfolio Website: Cloud/Service-hosted CMS (WordPress.com, SquareSpace, Shopify). I recommend purchasing your own custom domain name through these services. Be sure to choose a template that works across screen sizes and devices.
- Portfolio: Reels (Vimeo, YouTube).
- Portfolio: Social/Network (Behance, Adobe Portfolio, Dribble). Optimal for people who are more print oriented.
- Social Networks (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook).
- Update LinkedIn and develop a plan for your web presence and web portfolio.
- Work on revisions and work for portfolio.
This week’s printer is Brittany.
- BFA PR Team Meeting
- Work time until 3:40
- 3:40pm Visitor: Peter Cardone, Documenting Work
- Complete professional package. Submit files in a single folder titled yourLastName_professionalPackage (be sure to include both a PDF and packaged InDesign files for each piece). Printed proofs need to be submitted for all printed materials. Use a paperclip to keep your materials together. Label each with a sticky note identifying how it will be printed, on what stock, etc.
- Submit process book as a PDF and as an InDesign file in a single folder titled yourLastName_ProcessBook
Next class we will meet in Tyler Art Gallery.
- User Centered Design
- Identify need/purpose
- Clarify context of use including who will use the materials, how they will use them and under what circumstances they will use them
- Specify requirements (both business requirements and user requirements/goals).
- Design solutions based on the above
- Test/Evaluate Solutions
- Clarify issues and revise
- Resumes and Cover Letters
- Guest Speaker: Jenny Roxas, Career Services
Reminder: We will have print bootcamp with Jenilee at the start of next class before critique.
BFA Graphic Design Program Goals
Upon completion of the BFA Graphic Design program, students will be able to:
- Develop an integrated design practice/process that places value on research, critique/feedback and iteration during planning and production phases including the ability to: frame design problems in relationship to people and context, use research to make informed and strategic design decisions, implement a combination of divergent and convergent thinking during ideation phases, and develop and test prototypes, etc.
- Generate useful, usable, effective and desirable solutions to a variety of visual communication problems that demonstrate fluency in the elements and principles of design, visual organization, typography, the medium/technology, and, when appropriate, principles of motion and interaction.
- Produce design solutions that effectively respond to the relevant context(s) of a design problem including (but not limited to) the scale/scope of the project, technology, the goals/constraints of the client, needs/values/behaviors of the audience, and cultural, and economic conditions.
- Evaluate the form, function, meaning, experience, and the short and long-term impact of a design solution based on the concepts and principles of design (including motion and interaction when relevant), contemporary and historical practices, theory, and the demands of a creative brief.
- Demonstrate functional knowledge of professional business practices and ethics.