COMMERCIAL & DIGITAL ARTS CLASS YEARS 3 & 4

What's Due - Week 7

  • Marketing & Branding: Greatest Hits CD Collection of an artist of your choice.

  • One Day Design Project: Redo Kia Logo

  • Next Project Announced Wednesday

BAD DESIGN OF THE WEEK
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YEAR THREE & FOUR STUDENTS
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Last Week We...

Year 3 & 4 Students Project: CD Best Of Marketing Project

Creating a "Best Of" CD collection for someone or yourself.

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Advanced Design

Monday,  September 20th  2021

Year 3 & 4 Students: One Day Design Challenge

Redesign the new KIA logo to make it more legible. (1 pt)

Submit your design anonymously to class folder titled KIA Redo.

Tomorrow we will critique and choose a winning design.

Year 3 & 4 Students Design Challenge: CD Best Of Marketing Project (8 pts)

 

Your task is to create a "Best Of" CD collection for someone or yourself.

 

Grading On

  • All thumbnails for front, back and CD are completed and turned in (2 pts)

  • A burned CDR of the music of your choice (2 pts)

  • A booklet containing all songs / credits / lyric information (2 pts)

  • A back insert for the CD (1 pt)

  • A 1 page ad or sell sheet promoting the album. 8” x 11” print or to size for a device ad. (1pt)

  • (EXTRA CREDIT) A promotional item

 

Pre-Production

  • Concept sketches of of front / inside and back Minimum of 3 - 5 each.

  • Collect your band logos, colors etc..

  • Collect your music. Up to 80 Minutes. Need .WAV files.

  • CD disc artwork... 4.79" x 4.79" draw out an ellipse and size it to 4.79" x 4.79"

  • Remember, when setting up your final, know where the front and back are.

 

Production

  • Add the compact disc logo, bar code and a record label to the back of your cd insert.

  • Print a test, cut it and place it in your CD tray before printing on cardstock.

Post-Production

  • NEW Create an 11"x 8 1/2" page. Include your Front and Back CD Inserts plus your CD Artwork. Upload this with your ad to Focus -or- take concise photos of your front and back CD case and disc, size them to what is needed on one page and upload that.

  • Have your music files and CD artwork ready to burn.

  • Turn in your CD jewel case with thumbnails once completed.

Resources:

Friday September 24th

Check Out The Good Reads For Today.

Friday Artist Profile: Top Five Famous Graphic Designers

                                  Graphic Designer Paul Rand

                                  Graphic Designer Susan Kare

Club Day: Meditation Club

                  Simple guide for beginning meditation explained.

                 

ARTIST PROFILE

Usually Done At The End of Class On Fridays.

Friday Artist Profile: Top Five Famous Graphic Designers

                                  Graphic Designer Paul Rand

                                  Graphic Designer Susan Kare

SEMESTER ONE
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STATE STANDARDS
WIX WEB PORTFOLIO

WIX.com 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.

RESOURCES

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
HOW TO PRINT

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

HOW TO TURN IN WORK

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.

Grading

  • 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.​