ART 216 - Digital Tools

In the fall of 2016, I designed an entirely new curriculum for the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, covering the following core applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat. Essentially, this is an introduction to the fundamentals of both bitmap and vector editing and designing in 2D. A quarter of the term is Photoshop intensive, a quarter is Illustrator intensive, and the second half of the term is primarily InDesign intensive. Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat are then used in their respective supporting process roles to complete projects.

I developed exercises and projects to enable students to practice within various digital design formats and craft portfolio-ready work centered on a music group / solo artist. Projects include a logo/wordmark, concert poster, magazine cover and spread, LP album gatefold jacket, and multi-page CD booklet.

Here are some projects from the course.

Jenna Phipps // Damion Forell

Jenna Phipps

Rosalyn Gray // Taylor Allen

Laurel Gieszelmann

Laurel Gieszelmann // Talitha Davis // Marcelino Arenz

Marcelino Arenz

Damion Forell // Rosalyn Gray // Abigail Spence

Talitha Davis

Britani Phelps // Laurel Gieszelmann // Taylor Allen

Rosalyn Gray

Rosalyn Gray // Talitha Davis // Abigail Spence