Graphic Design | Dr. DiMarco
California State University, Northridge
paula.j.dimarco@csun.edu

Fall 2015

Art344:
Graphic Design 2
(3-3)

Syllabus

 


Introduction to intermediate skills and conceptual problems of the Visual Communication field. The integration of theory and practical applications are stressed. Nine hours lab. Prerequisite: Art 140, 244, 243

Project 1

 
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Art458:
Graphic Seminar

Syllabus
Schedule


Introduction

Example project

Review career options related to visual communication. Students develop and engage in resolutions to business-related problems faced in the design profession, such as incorporating team concepts, building professional relationships and refining communication skills. Students develop professional résumés and portfolios (print and digital). The course emphasizes professional graphic design business practices and creative processes.

Prerequisite: Art 344; Six additional units of Upper Division advertising design; Senior
standing.


 

 

     
 
 
 
 
 

DESIGN ESSENTIALS

Information Graphics

Branding and Logo Links and Articles

Editorial Links

Typography Links | Type and Fonts

Key Art

Sketches ideas

Moodboards

Archetypes

Videos

Type- PBS
Helvetica - PERIOD.
Design - Font-mania
An Intro to Typography
Typography: Lesson TWO
Another Video About Typography
How to Design a Logo

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Resume Design

Resume Writing

 

 

 

 

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PRODUCTION

Printing Color Seperation
Folds and Bindings
Make a PDF

TECHNICAL

Image Size & resolution
Resolution information
What is LPI?
Understanding resolution
More on Resolution

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INDESIGN

Interactive PDFs
Writing High Resolution PDFs from Indesign
Creating a PDF & Packaging a file
(with fonts and images)
Preflight

ILLUSTRATOR

Gradient stroke options
Text on a Circle
Blending Shapes and Color
Masking a Photo in Illustrator
Closing a Path
Illustrator Tutorials

PHOTOSHOP

Photoshop Introduction
Photoshop Tutorials

 

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