What We're Doing During Week 2...

  • Class Questionnaire due by Monday, August 16th

  • Personal Portrait illustrations due by Thursday, August 19th

  • Sketching Practice

  • Introduction To Graphic Design & The Class.          

  • Class Photos
  • Photoshop for beginners and intermediate
  • 'Flip Face & Fonts' project
  • 'Who I Am' project
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Last Week We...

  • Filled out School Paperwork - Code of Conduct - Clinic Cards - Etc..

  • Hello's and About Your Instructor and the class. Let's hear about you!

    • Circle Up - We'll be introducing ourselves. Please, tell us your name, How You Wound Up Here, What You Like To Do  in Your Spare Time, What You Would Like To Be When You Grow Up, One Thing You Would Like Us To Know About You

      • Remind yourself to pick up a sketch book and bring it with you. A small one is fine.

  • Completed this About You Questionnaire and answer these questions with though and honestly and turned it in to Focus or the class in-box

  • Class Discussion about Creativity: What Is It?

  • Made Two Sketches - Someone in class and a Cartoon Caterpillar (Don't Look Online. Draw From Memory!)

    • NOTE: Sketch Criteria: About 3" x 3" in size... maybe a little wider than taller if needed. No more than 2 - 3 minutes tops sketching. Your sketches should show and contain - values -.

Monday August 16th

  • If you missed it last week... take this learning style profile. Write your results next to your name on the roll sheet.

  • Finishing your About You Questionnaire and turning it in / uploading to Focus or turning it in to the in-class folder.

  • ENTRY EVENT - Please Read through this page on What Graphic Design Is

       Also, visit 20 Reasons Why Design Is Important


       Deep Dive Into What Graphic Design Is

       PRESENTATION: About Graphic Design & Our Class

  • To read as follow up:

    • 8 Reasons Why Graphic Design Is A Smart Career Choice

       QUESTION FOR YOU: How Much Do Graphic Designers Earn in Florida?

  • Complete 2 Sketches For Today. Please Date these: Sketch a Laundry Basket.  Sketch a cartoon skunk (Draw Both From Memory!)

  • Did you turn in your About You Questionnaire ?

Tuesday August 17th

Your Design Word For The Week Is:


 - Values -. 

Wednesday August 18th


Thursday August 19th

Friday August 20th

  • Class Check In

  • Discussion of SkillsUSA Participation

  • We visit the history of our class

  • When Graphic Design Goes Bad presentation

  • Friday Artist Profile: Chuck Close


Usually Done At The End of Class On Fridays.

Goals & Scales
WIX WEB PORTFOLIO is a simple web page creator that lets you look at thousands of website templates and then save one and edit it. Remove their pictures, put in yours. Remove their text, put in yours. Changing color schemes, etc.. The best portfolio pages have a simple landing (or Splash) page, and then links to your gallery.

Design an online portfolio for yourself. Include your artwork you've designed this semester, year or so far during your time in class. Your name should figure prominently into the design.

Pages should include:

  • Index Page - Example Page - About You Page - Contact Page

*Pictures for upload must be saved JPEG, BMP, PNG or TIFF file formats.



Printing Your Files

We have a Lexmark Laser Printer (C790):

  • After you press print, a dialogue box will pop up on your screen.

  • Be sure the Lexmark C790 Printer is selected.

  • Check the orientation of your paper is correct (Portrait or Landscape)

  • Be sure to scroll down a bit and check the SCALE TO FIT MEDIA box.

  • Print to the Lexmark (Copy 2) printer

  • Please DO NOT Print: Work From Other Classes, Memes you Just Made And Think Are Funny But Are Not, Pages of Solid Colors, Work that has nothing to do with our class.

  • You can lose your printing privileges is this happens


Turning In Your Assignments

Save And Upload To Focus

  • All work will be turned in using FOCUS. I will be able to grade your work, count your work and give feedback on your work using Focus.


  • Grades will be entered within two weeks of turning in your project. Some projects will take one or two days for you to complete, some will take several weeks. Please be patient as grading is completed.

Saving Photoshop Files

  • .PSD files preserve your layers, allowing you to come back and work on files with all your work preserved.

  • .JPEG files are compressed for display online. 300 resolution or better. Anything below is too blurry.

  • .PNG files are high quality and create a transparent background.

We have a class network to save your class work:

  • It allows you to keep work in class that you are working on. This file contains a folder for your class work. It is where you can keep your design work in class or move things into from your One Drive or your Flash Drive if you do work at home.​