Digital Publishing works much like a professional design firm. Students will work in the areas of design, marketing, business, and fashion to create real-world projects for clients.
Because we are a first-year new course, we need to advertise ourselves. Teachers don't know that we are here; they don't know what they can get from us and our services. Now is our chance to show off.
Create a "fun" self-portrait vector to be used to advertise to teachers (and eventually to the community). We will print these out on paper and give them out. Play with the shapes of your face and also the colors. Play with the shapes in the background. Use bold colors and large shapes. Use the elements of art and principles of design.
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Digital Publishing has been an amazing class; you all have proven your dedication to design, marketing, and advertising, all while impressing teachers and people in the community. Your final project is to find a client and create a design for them (logo, poster, website, etc).
You may not ARBITRARILY design something for someone just because. Ask around if someone needs a poster or logo. Ms. Deacon, Mr. Larkin, Mr. Sullivan, or any teacher could be a good candidate. Likewise, go to a local business and ask if they need any free design work.
Due Date: Friday, June 21st (by 11am)
An infographic (Information Graphic) is a visual representation of information. It is a modern new way to relate information to today's advertising. Rather than reading an article on recycling, an infographic could be used in its place. Websites like http://infogr.am/ will allow you to make infographics, but they are not as innovative as ones designed by professional designers.
Your assignment is to create an infographic based upon a cause. Some examples include: recycling, cancer, the beef industry, racisim, sexism, etc. Check out the examples below.
From the client:
For the preview meeting, if we could see the logo on a 8.5 x 11 as letterhead and one on a poster board size . No color specifications. We do request, that at least one of the sample logos have the words: Burlington Disability Access Commission circle around the logo. Not all the designs have to have this, just one for us to sample.
We really would like the logo to be a way of people to recognize it and know that it represents the Burlington Disability Access Commission, just like Nike's logo, Champion's logo do for these companies etc. Our mission is to make town owned buildings (schools, town hall police station etc.) and recreation facilities accessible for persons with disabilities. We like to call ourselves differently-abled. This means that we can do things everyone else can do, just in a different way.
The Digital Publishing Team is a new class at BHS and many of you didn't even know what it was on the first day of school! Well, we need to change that. We started out with design, but now we are marketing ourselves; getting ourselves out there in the school and the community. We need some marketing materials and advertisements.
Projects that I currently have on my list:
Answer the following questions and email to me by Tuesday before class.