Week 12  March 28th - April 1st

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Advanced Design

Design Principles Ep1 - Hierarchy

Design Principles Ep2 - Generating Ideas

Design Principles Ep3 - 6 Golden Rules of Layout

Design Principles Ep4.- Perfect Layout Design

Design Principles Ep5.- Pro vs Amateur moves

Satori Graphics YouTubeChannel - Check this out!

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All Students

Production: Design Matters Poster Design (Due Tues. 30th)

Students should start considering which designer, design style or design itself will be considered for profile in your Design Matters Public Service Poster Project. Larger poster may be found in Class Resources folder on desktop.

*Any students working together to include Augmented Reality into their poster design will be exempt from the final  exam. The score on this project will be your exam score.


​​Design Challenge -  Design Matters Poster (5 pts) 

                                             Project Specifications *Please Read First*

  • Double check the required poster size and file format

  • Please go over your work before printing your poster on the wide format HP printer with Mr. Juul.

  • Please upload an 8 1/2" x 11" version as a .pdf file to Focus and the full sized poster to the desktop file folder for print.

All Students

Design Matters Poster Design - Post-Production

Students should consider where their poster will be hung in the school.

Please hang your posters up straight and using masking tape on the back of the poster design.

Usually, a good circle of masking tape in each corner works well.

Design Challenge -  Design Matters Chalk Square

Proposals for chalk square designs to be created along sidewalk leading from the 125th entrance to the edge of the bus circle. Designs should be simple and showcase a design icon / designer / design style. 48" x 48"

All Students

Capstone Project - Production

Once your poster has been printed and hung up in a high traffic area, you should be utilizing class time for any of the digital work needed to complete your Capstone project. Ask questions. Get clarification. Make those connections with outside people who can help you make your Capstone rock. What digital portions need to be worked on and printed here?


Capstone Plans

Jan. 10th - Proposal Due

Feb. 11th - First Check-In

Feb. 25th - Second Check-In

Mar. 11th - Third Check-In

Mar. 30th - Fourth Check-In

Apr.   1st  - Fifth Check-In

April 8th   - Last Check-In

April 13th - Capstone Night

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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 (C792):

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

  • Be sure the Lexmark C792 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.

  • 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/PORTAL. 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. For every day a project due date is missed, a letter grade reduction will occur.

Saving 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.

  • .AI files are native to Adobe Illustrator

  • .ID files are native to Adobe InDesign

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.​