Spring Assignments

QUARTER 3 (Jan. 24th - April 7th)

DUE: Fri., Jan. 27th (PROTOTYPES: printed) for peer review

DUE: TBA (FINAL Logo Design, with revisions)


If you were represented as a logo, what would you look like? Design a logo using your initials or parts of your name.

A logo doesn’t sell, it identifies. A logo derives its meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolizes, not the other way around. A logo is less important than the product it signifies; what it means is more important than what it looks like. — Paul Rand

View Video Tutorial


HOMEWORK: 'Warmer, Fuzzier Logos': NY Times
Highlight and write comments/reflections/insights (minimum 3) in the margin. Due Fri., Jan.27th (beginning of class)

What makes a truly great logo?: Michael Beirut lays it down in 4:44


  1. Assignment
  2. What do I do??
  3. Rubric

One-on-One Crit Instructions


  1. See examples on our class Pinterest board!
  2. Ai template
  3. Logo interpretation from a 5 year old!
  4. Adjective List
  5. Glyphs to download: DesignModo.com
  6. PrecisionIntermedia.com Color Meaning link
  7. ColorWheelPro.com: Color Meaning link

Inspiration & Tips:

  1. How to use negative space: Logos
  2. Logo Design Tips
  3. Logo Examples
  4. LogoLounge.com: great logos and graphic design trends!
  5. Logo Inspiration by LogoPond.com

QUARTER 4 (April 10th - June 14th - ish)

Who am I? What kind of careers are available in the arts? What kind of a career (inside or outside of the arts) am I interested in pursuing?

Highlighting of sources and completed worksheet DUE: Tuesday, April 11th by the end of class

Poster design due: Friday, April 14th by the end of class

Resume due: Monday, April 17th at the start of class

In this career unit, you will learn about your career interests, learn how to research a career and complete a career poster. You will also create a professional resume. At the completion of the project, we will have a career 'round table' where you will report out on your findings.

Part I of this unit will include: career research (highlighting and note taking) and completing the 'Career Worksheet'

Assignment: Career Poster

Tools & Resources:
Resume Tips

Presentation Documents:
Career Report Requirements
Presentation Evaluation

Poster Design Power Point


  1. Career Worksheet
  2. Go to (on the wiki): Tools/Resources - Career/College - Who Am I? - Assess your skills (VSAC)

Clipping Mask Tutorial

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License