Mr. Michael Delahunt

Graphic Design 1 & 2
Second Semester Portfolio

Deadline: Monday, June 4th.

 

his assignment is your final exam, and must be submitted to the drop box by the end of the exam period.

 

 

n the syllabus handed to you the first day of the semester was a note that you must save a duplicate of each and every one of your assignments in order to include them in the portfolio of your work of the second semester. I have frequently reminded you throughout the year to save a copy of each and every file you submit.

 

The plan was originally to produce a printed portfolio, as was required first semester. Because we've had such difficulty with our printer, and you have submitted your work electronically all semester, you'll create and submit a digital version instead.

 

 

Assignment: Using Microsoft PowerPoint software, create a collection of your best work of the second semester which satisfies all of the following specifications.

 

 

Specifications & Step-by-Step:

 

1. Open Application Hard Drive > Microsoft Office 2001 > Microsoft PowerPoint.

 

2. Select a blank presentation format.

3. Select the first kind of layout offered which is a title slide. For the title, type Graphic Design Portfolio / Second Semester 2001-2002. For the subtitle, type your full name / Pinnacle High School.

 

4. When you are finished formatting this slide, choose Insert > New Slide (or Apple-M). Select the format for a Blank slide.

 

5. At the top of this slide type the header: CONTENTS.

Skip one line, and with each of the next lines, create a list of the best eight works you produced this semester -- they will be seen on the slides that follow this "CONTENTS" page, in the order in which you made them. You may fill in this list as you prepare slides displaying the eight works from the list below.

Each item should list several things:

  1. what type of object was produced (stationery, poster, photomontage, animated GIF, etc.)
  2. the name of the client (or the sort of client it might have been done for)
  3. what software was used to produce the work (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe ImageReady)
  4. the format in which the file was produced (PDF, GIF, AI, EPS, etc.)
  5. If this is one of more than one slides used for work in this project, then label this as the first, second, etc. of however many slides are used for this set of work.

 

 

 

Here is a list of eleven assignments from which you must select eight to include in your portfolio:

(Missing some copies of your work?)

 

  1. Photomontage: A First Incongruous Image: with human parts
    Form of the presentation: Show each of the images you used along with the montaged image that resulted, labeling each thus within the slide. Open these in PhotoShop Elements, select each image, and paste them onto a PowerPoint slide.
  2. Photomontage: A Second Incongruous Image: with no human parts
    Form: Show each of the images you used along with the montaged image that resulted, labeling each thus within the slide
  3. Typography: Design Your Name
    Form: Show one or several versions of your name that demonstrate your abilities at designing with type
  4. Poster / Web Page Design: Design a Personal Web Page Concept
    Form: Display this "PDF" file in a PowerPoint slide by copying and pasting a JPEG version of it
  5. Photo Retouching: "Iron Man"
    Form: Show both a "before" and an "after" version in one PowerPoint slide, labeling each this way within the slide. Open these in PhotoShop Elements, select each image, copy, and paste them onto a PowerPoint slide. Consider overlapping these images.
  6. PhotoShop Painting: Make 3 New Versions of Pioneer Pete
    Form: In each of one or two slides, show a "before" and an "after" version of Pinnacle's mascot in order to demonstrate your skills in making these new versions of him, labeling each thus within the slide. Open these in PhotoShop Elements, select each image, copy, and paste them onto a PowerPoint slide.
  7. Animation: The First Animated GIF
    In PowerPoint, choose Insert > Movies and Sounds > Movie from File. Set the Show menu to All Documents, and indicate what file you wish to place on this slide. If this doesn't work, then you need to open the animation in ImageReady and choose File > Save Optimized As . . . , and then insert that version.
  8. Animation: The Second Animated GIF
    In PowerPoint, choose Insert > Movies and Sounds > Movie from File. Set the Show menu to All Documents, and indicate what file you wish to place on this slide. If this doesn't work, then you need to open the animation in ImageReady and choose File > Save Optimized As . . . , and then insert that version.
  9. Stationery: for this Graphic Designer
    Form: Show one matching set: letterhead, envelope, and business card in one or two PowerPoint slides. Consider overlapping these images.
  10. CD Design: The First Design of a CD and its Packaging
    Form: In one, two, or three slides, show the CD, both front and back of the cover/booklet, and the back of the box's packaging
  11. CD Design: The Second Designing CDs and CD Packaging
    Form: In one or two slides, show the CD, the cover, and the back of the box's packaging

 


For the highest grade possible, choose pieces of work that will most strongly demonstrate how well each:

  • displays satisfaction of specifications for assignments
  • displays uses of a wide range of elements and principles of design
  • displays uses of excellent craftsmanship with digital media
  • displays achievements of unique solutions
  • displays achievements of high visual standards

 

6. When you are finished formatting this slide, choose Insert > New Slide (or Apple-M). Select the format for a Blank slide.

 

7. Find the best means you can to display one assignment at a time on one slide after another, placing a description of each on the "CONTENTS" page.

8. You need copies of eight of the eleven assignments of this semester, but what if you've lost some of your work?

You have three choices:

1 Work with Mr. Delahunt to locate his copy of any file you submitted to the drop box -- from February 8th on. The assignments that went into the drop box include all but numbers 1, 2, and 9 on the list above. He can put these right into your name folder.

2 Make a new version of each missing assignment that's needed.

Once you've created a thing once, it takes a fraction of that time to make another.

3 Accept a lower final exam grade. Don't do it!

 

Deadline: June 4th.

Submit this file to Mr. Delahunt by the end of exam session on: June 4th into the Chooser > AppleShare > phs-itc > Assignments > Graphic Design > 1st period drop box or 2nd period drop box.

 

 

 

 

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I have taught art at three elementary schools in the Paradise Valley Unified School district (northeastern Phoenix and north Scottsdale) from 1986-. I began publishing information about my classes on the Web in 1995. I taught at Pinnacle High School during the 2001-2002 school year, and posted these lessons that year. I will maintain them as time permits.

 

 

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