Newspaper Design

This project supports the following learning outcomes:

  • Examine the basic elements of print especially type and image.
  • Incorporate the creative design process into a functional page layout solution.
  • Use industry relevant software to design effective and creative layouts by combining imagery and text in traditional and non-traditional formats.
  • Apply professional practices including the creative design process and design planning process; that help to ensure success, consistency and quality when developing a visual idea from a verbal communication or concept.
  • Use the skills you have gained (and are gaining) in typography, the grid
    and digital layout

1. Research newspaper layouts and pick 2-3 that you think are successful. Show me your inspiration for layout design.

Research the following Layout Design websites: http://npd.snd.org/

and Newseum

https://www.lucidpress.com/blog/14-magazine-layout-design-ideas-for-your-inspiration

https://www.canva.com/learn/multi-page-layout/

https://99designs.com/blog/design-tutorials/master-layout-design-adobe-indesign/

https://www.creativebloq.com/netmag/create-balanced-page-layouts-7-pro-tips-121310009

2. Watch these videos:

adobe indesign videos

beginning indesign + beginning indesign + newsletter

 

TIPS + HELP for formatting text

2. Assignment: Design a two-page spread of a fictional newspaper or magazine section. Think: Arts/Entertainment; Sports; News; could be a more specific hobby, etc.

It must include:

1. Mast Head : Type + Texture/color background. Subhead including website, date, weather, etc.

2. At least 4 headlines and 4 sub headlines

3. Unique column (at least 3 columns) layout using “placeholder text”

4. Must use at least 3 different sized images. Images must be taken by you!

5. two pull-quotes

Final Size: Ledger standard size of (2)  11 x 17″ saved as a InDesign document and a packaged PDF. Due on our last class April 26!

 

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Final Portfolio + Designer Statement

-Final Portfolio DUE APRIL 26: 

Upload a folder titled with your name to the server with your projects clearly labeled with initials first i.e. “KMHCollage1.jpg”:

  1. (Initials)Collage1.jpg
  2. (Initials)Collage2.jpg
  3. (Initials)BookCover.jpg
  4. (Initials)Branding.pdf
  5. (Initials)Newspaper.pdf
  6. (Initials)DesignerStatement.docx

 

Designer Statement:

1-2 page (typed) designer statement answering the following questions in paragraph format:

What did you learn this semester? (Technical + conceptual)

How is your view of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign different after taking this class?

Which projects did you enjoy the most/the least?

Is there anything specific that you would have liked to have gone over?

How can you improve your design skills for the future?

How can I improve http://www.professorhopkins.com? Do you use it?

Anything else you would like to tell me?