336 Schedule

The class schedule is subject to change and will be updated every Friday. Check this page regularly to see what is expected for the upcoming week.

(lecture) = Avery 12 (9:10am) or Bryan 404 (1:25pm)

(lab) = Avery 105

Remember: You can work outside class during open hours in the Avery Computer Lab in the evening and on weekends (Mon-Fri, 5:30-9:00pm; Sat-Sun, 12:00-5:00pm). You may also work on weekday evenings until 11:00pm in the SPARK 210 PC lab and in the Dimensions Lab in Holland Library.

Click here to see schedule for previous weeks

WEEK 5

Tues 9/17 (lecture: 9:10am section meet in BUNDY READING ROOM)

Due today at beginning of class:

  • Project 1: Color Code project high quality color print and files

In class:

  • Discuss Project 1: Color Code project prints
  • Assign: Panopto presentations must be available via Blackboard by next class, bring headphones to the lab

Thurs 9/19 (lab)

Due today:

  • Panopto presentations on Blackboard
  • Bring headphones

In class:

  • Complete comment sheets for Panopto presentations (you will turn in on 9/24/19)
  • Assign: Read PDF excerpt from Timothy Samara’s book “Design Elements,” “Pattern” chapter from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”, and second PDF excerpt from “Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop”

WEEK 6

Tues 9/24 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Read second PDF excerpt from “Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop”
  • Read PDF excerpt from Timothy Samara’s book “Design Elements”
  • Read “Pattern” chapter from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

  • Assign small groups and businesses
  • Discuss readings on Pattern and Organic/Geometric shape in relation to the Artisanal Currency project
  • Assign: Pen Tool 1 and Pen Tool 2 and Pattern project

Thurs 9/26 (lab)

Due today:

In class:

  • Geometric and Organic shapes in Illustrator
  • Assign: “Rhythm and Balance,” “Gestalt Principles,” and “Rules and Randomness” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

WEEK 7 

Tues 10/1 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Documentation from Artisanal Currency business visit
  • Read “Rhythm and Balance,” “Gestalt Principles,” and “Rules and Randomness” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  • Complete Quiz 3 by 11:59 PST

In class:

  • Discuss readings in regards to Artisanal Currency project and Pattern project
  • Share documentation as time allows
  • Assign: Read Using Color in Illustrator 

Thurs 10/3 (lab)

Due today:

In class:

  • Pattern panel in Illustrator and Pattern project
  • Assign: Pattern project prints and files due next class

WEEK 8

Midterm grades due this week

Tues 10/8 (lecture)

Due today at beginning of class:

  • Pattern project prints and files

In class:

  • Share Pattern project
  • Brief introduction to Type Design project
  • Assign: “Thinking with Type” reading

Thurs 10/10 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Read excerpt from “Thinking with Type”

In class:

  • Typography discussion
  • Watch “Helvetica” documentary
  • Read “Formstorming,” “Modularity,” “Grid” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

WEEK 9

Tues 10/15 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Read “Formstorming,” “Modularity,” “Grid” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  • Complete Quiz 4 by 11:59 PST

In class:

Thurs 10/17 (MASC visit)

Due today:

In class:

  • Typography discussion continued
  • Assign: Modular Type Design sketches for Week 10 and Currency Reference Photos for Week 11

WEEK 10

Tues 10/22 (lab)

Due today:

  • Modular Type Design sketches
  • Come prepared to work on Modular Type Design files

In class:

  • Modular Type Design
  • Assign: Have something to show for quick critique next time in the computer lab

Thurs 10/24 (lab)

Due:

  • Modular Type Design for quick critique

In class:

  • Modular Type Design quick critiques and work time
  • Assign: Modular Type Design prints and files due next class

WEEK 11

Tues 10/29 (lecture)

Due:

  • Modular Type Design prints and files
  • Currency reference photographs from MASC

In class:

  • Discuss Typography and Currency design

Thurs 10/31 (lab)

Due:

  • Come prepared to work on Artisanal Currency project

In class:

  • Artisanal Currency small groups
  • Assign: Artisanal Currency Update and read “Layers” and “Transparency” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

WEEK 12

Tues 11/5 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Artisanal Currency Update
  • Read “Layers” and “Transparency” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

  • Artisanal Currency: Bringing it all together

Thurs 11/7 (lab)

Due:

  • Come prepared to work on Artisanal Currency project

In class:

  • Meetings with instructor
  • Assign: Final shape design files due next class

WEEK 13

–Mon 11/11: Veteran’s Day Holiday–

Tues 11/12 (TBA: lecture/lab)

Due today:

  • Final shape design files
  • Come to class prepared to work on Artisanal Currency project

In class:

  • Meetings with instructor

Thurs 11/14 (TBA: lecture/lab)

Due today:

  • Come to class prepared to work on Artisanal Currency project

In class:

  • Final shape design files distributed to groups
  • Meetings with instructor

WEEK 14

Tues 11/19 (TBA: lecture/lab)

Due:

  • Come to class prepared to work on Artisanal Currency project

In class:

  • Printing and final prep info for Artisanal Currency 

Thurs 11/21 (TBA: lecture/lab)

Due:

  • Come to class prepared to work on Artisanal Currency project

In class:

  • Meetings with instructor
  • Assign: Currency design files must be submitted to instructor for printing no later than Monday, 12/2 at 9:00am

–Thanksgiving Holiday–

WEEK 15

Mon 12/2

Currency design files must be submitted to instructor for printing no later than Monday, 12/2 at 9:00am

Tues 12/3 (TBA: lecture/lab)

Due:

  • Group presentations and additional materials for Artisanal Currency project

In class:

  • Group presentations for Artisanal Currency project

Thurs 12/5 (TBA: lecture/lab)

Due:

  • Group presentations and additional materials for Artisanal Currency project

In class:

  • Group presentations for Artisanal Currency project

FINALS WEEK

Optional: You may revise either Color Code, Pattern, or Modular Type Design project and submit by the time listed below. Contact your instructor by Monday of finals week to discuss submission options.

  • Monday, December 9 by 12:10pm (for 9:10am section)
  • Thursday, December 12 by 3:00pm (for 1:25pm section)

– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

WEEK 1

Tues 8/20 (lecture)

In class:

  • Course Introduction
  • Assign: Read DTC336 Syllabus, Purchase textbook, Graphic Design: The New Basics (available at Bookie) and read “Back to the Bauhaus,” “Beyond the Basics,” “Point, Line, Plane,” and “Texture” chapters. Bring Autobiographical Object.
  • Note: Purchase of print book is required, but you may access the electronic version for now via the library subscription to ProQuest Ebook Central using your WSU network ID and password. To find this resource, search for “Graphic Design: The New Basics” via WSU Library SearchIt page and then click on EBOOK option. Note that the online version is edition 1 and the copy for purchase is edition 2. Page numbers and chapters differ slightly between editions. A print copy of the older edition is also on 2-hr reserve at Holland-Terrell.

Thurs 8/22 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Read DTC336 Syllabus, Purchase textbook, Graphic Design: The New Basics (available at Bookie) and read “Back to the Bauhaus,” “Beyond the Basics,” “Point, Line, Plane,” and “Texture” chapters
  • Bring Autobiographical Object

In class:

  • Discuss virtual/digital in contrast the physical/material
  • Assign: “Physical/Virtual Texture” collection assignment and read “Framing” chapter from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”. Also, complete Software Survey and bring back printed.

WEEK 2

Tues 8/27 (lecture)

Due today:

In class:

  • Small group introductions using “Physical/Virtual Texture” collection assignment
  • How did “Framing” influence your thoughts on photographing texture?
  • Assign: Read Do You Have Change for a Bowie?; PDF excerpt from “Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop”; and “Time and Motion” chapter from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

Thurs 8/29 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Read Do You Have Change for a Bowie?; PDF excerpt from “Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop”; and “Time and Motion” chapter from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  • Complete Quiz 1 by 11:59 PST

In class:

  • Introduction to Artisanal Currency project
  • Assign: Read “Color,” “Hierarchy,” “Diagram,” and “Scale” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

WEEK 3

–Mon 9/2: Labor Day Holiday–

Tues 9/3 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Read “Color,” “Hierarchy,” “Diagram,” and “Scale” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

Thurs 9/5 (lab)

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 4

Tues 9/10 (lecture: 9:10am section meet in BUNDY READING ROOM)

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 9/12 (lab)

Due today:

In class:

  • Color Code project check-in with instructor
  • Come with questions regarding Panopto software
  • Assign: Color Code project prints and files are due next class