Updated Calendar

Friday, March 1: Critique for Book Cover Design + Begin Branding Project

Friday, March 8: NO CLASSES: SPRING BREAK

Friday, March 15, 22, 29: Lab Day for Branding in Illustrator

Friday, April 5: Critique on Illustrator Branding

Friday, April 12: Intro to InDesign Newspaper Project

Friday, April 19: NO CLASSES: GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY

Friday, April 26: Last class + Final Portfolio Due

Friday, Feb. 22 : Intro to Branding + Illustrator

Identity system PDF

Identity Branding FINAL

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Design Project 2: Identity Systems Branding in Illustrator

Logo + Business Card + Letterhead  + one novelty (pencils, mouse pad, tote bag, t-shirt, etc.)

Step One: Research – Search online for examples of quality marketing and branding strategies. Make a PDF document of 5 logos and 5 identity systems that you think are interesting and successful in marketing their product as well as graphic design principles.

See http://designspiration.net/  and Behance.net for inspiration and design research

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Metro-rail-(-business-class-)/11015657

Also see this site, I searched “Identity System” within the pins!

http://www.behance.net/gallery/THE-GREAT-GATSBY/8550121

Iconic Logo Designers

hidden messages in logos! (Have you noticed these before?)

Check Vistaprint and Cafe Press for novelty item brainstorming

Step Two: Begin building your logo using vector graphics in Illustrator.

Final Step: Import vector graphics into an Illustrator document consisting of (4 ) 8.5 x 11″ art boards. Place your logo, business card (3.5 x 2″), letterhead and novelty item design each on a separate art board. We will critique them individually as well as an entire branding strategy.

We’ll spend today introducing the project, brainstorming and watching Illustrator training videos to prep for starting this project.

For tips additional tips on how to use the pen tool, see this link HERE.