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.

Remember: You can work outside class during open hours in the SPARK computer lab (Mon-Fri, 7:30-11:00pm) and in the Avery Computer Lab in Avery Hall in the evening and on weekends (Mon-Fri, 5:30-9:00pm; Sat-Sun, 12:00-5:00pm).

Click here to see schedule for previous weeks

WEEK 15

Tues 4/24

  • Hand in printed Typeface Design posters: Please write your first and last name on the back in pencil (You may also bring next class, as long as they are ready at the beginning of class to hang for DTC showcase)
  • Course evaluations

Thurs 4/26

DTC Showcase

  • Display Typeface Design posters at DTC Showcase
  • Place revised final files (AI and/or PSD work file and PDF) in dropbox folder. Make sure to include revised Typeface Design Proposal (your set of design guideline/rules) and a digital copy of the text you used as inspiration

FINALS WEEK (Optional): TBA, depending on classes missed for maternity leave

Tues 5/1: 10:10am-12:10pm


– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

WEEK 1

Tues 1/9

In class:

  • Course Introduction

Thurs 1/11

Due today:

  • Read “Point, Line, Plane” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips (Available for purchase at the Bookie, or you may access the electronic version 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 differ slightly among editions so reading assignments are made using chapter titles.)

In class:

  • Small group activity: Point, Line, Plane

WEEK 2

Tues 1/16

Due today:

  • Read “Texture” and “Pattern” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  • Bring DTC336 thumbdrives (2 GIG minimum)

In class:

Thurs 1/18

Due today:

In class:

  • Discussion of “Texture” and “Pattern” blog entries
  • Discussion of reference photos for texture and pattern
  • Possible architectural scavenger hunt

WEEK 3

Tues 1/23

Due today:

  • Read “Figure/Ground” (or “Gestalt”) from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and post blog entry #2
  • Hand in your blog post grade sheet for blogs #1 and #2
  • Begin collection of reference photos for texture and pattern (save on your thumbdrive)

In class:

Thurs 1/25

Due today:

In class:

  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator: Workspace, Organization, Vector Graphics, Color, Pattern

WEEK 4

Tues 1/30: Work day (instructor is ill)

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 2/1: Work day (instructor is ill)

In class:

WEEK 5

Tues 2/6

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 2/8: Instructor will not be here, but still come class for small group critique

Due today:

In class:

  • Work in small groups to critique each other’s work based on the discussion we had last class. To get credit for this (25 points) email me (kristin.carlson@wsu.edu) a selfie of your group and a brief paragraph or two that highlights what you discussed. Do this by the end of class.

Small Group Assignments (modify as needed if people are absent):

  1. Kathleen Zimmerman
  2. Lauren Campanella
  3. Ana Giles
  4. Cody Li

 

  1. Jacob Granneman
  2. Thomas Chiou
  3. Daniel Kim
  4. Abby Larson

 

  1. Jen Ladwig
  2. Lexi Day
  3. Robert Hartley
  4. Sam Jonsson

 

  1. Alex Hagen
  2. Miranda Hansen
  3. Amanda Harle
  4. Aache Howard-McDaniel

 

  1. Jonny Martinez
  2. Caleb McEnderfer
  3. Josh Murphy
  4. Adam Pacheco

 

  1. Travis Thomas
  2. Isabella Troiani
  3. Jocelyn Urias Castro
  4. Jennifer Wenning

WEEK 6

Tues 2/13

Due today:

In class:

  • Your instructor will answer any questions you have and we will troubleshoot saving as PDF and JPG

Thurs 2/15

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 7 

Tues 2/20

Due today:

  • Look at Gee’s Bend Quilts , read “Formstorming” (this is the first chapter from the newest edition of Graphic Design: The New Basics) and “Rhythm and Balance” from Graphic Design: The New Basics” (we will post blog #5 for Thursday after we finish watching the documentary on Gee’s Bend)

In class:

Thurs 2/22: Meet at BCU in Bustad Hall, Room 123

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 8

Midterm grades due this week

Tues 2/27

Due today:

  • Read “Modularity” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

Thurs 3/1

Due today:

  • Letter chapter (pgs 11-84) from “Thinking with Type” by Ellen Lupton (Access the electronic version via the library subscription to ProQuest Ebook Central using your WSU network ID and password. To find this resource, search for “Thinking with Type” via WSU Library SearchIt page and then click on EBOOK option.)

In class:

WEEK 9

Tues 3/6: Meet in MASC in Holland-Terrell Library

Due today:

In class:

  • Class visit to MASC

Thurs 3/8

Due today:

In class:

  • Discussion: Choosing and Analyzing a Text / MASC blog posts

—SPRING BREAK—

WEEK 10

Tues 3/20: Meet in CDSC in Holland Library

Due today:

  • Meet in the CDSC, 4th floor Holland Library
  • Bring items to scan if you are planning a materials-based type design

In class:

  • Intro to high res scanning techniques with the GA, Jesselyn

Thurs 3/22: Meet at WSU Art Museum

Due:

  • Typeface Design Proposal (Please turn this in via the dropbox folder I shared with you Monday. You should have received an invitation via email.)

In class:

  • Field Trip to WSU Art Museum to see Typeface examples (Meet inside Fine Arts Building near entrance to museum, not at the new museum, which is not open yet!). Zach Mazur will be there to help you. You will pick one example to write about for your blog post 7 (read the prompt before going to the museum, make sure to take a picture while you are there to post on the blog).

WEEK 11: Guest Critic Kevin Haas

Tues 3/27

Due:

  • Post blog #7
  • Drafts of your type design, AT LEAST ten letters, printed and as digital files

In class:

  • Guest critic (individual critiques): Kevin Haas, printmaking professor, WSU
  • Students who will meet with Kevin (be ready, with your work open on a lab computer!): Thomas Chiou, Lexi Day, Anna Giles, Jacob Granneman, Alex Hagen, Miranda Hansen, Amanda Harle, Aache’ Howard-McDaniel, Sam Jonsson, Daniel Kim, Jen Ladwig
  • Attendance optional for other students

Thurs 3/29

Due:

  • Drafts of your type design, AT LEAST ten letters, printed and as digital files

In class:

  • Guest critic (individual critiques): Kevin Haas, printmaking professor, WSU
  • Students who will meet with Kevin (be ready, with your work open on a lab computer!): Abby Larsen, Cody Li, Jonny Martinez, Caleb McEnderfer, Josh Murphy, Travis Thomas, Isabella Troiani, Jocelyn Urias Castro, Jennifer Wenning, Kathleen Zimmerman
  • Attendance optional for other students

WEEK 12: Guest Critic Roger Whitson

Tues 4/3

Due:

  • All 26 letters of the alphabet (send your file electronically to Kristin Becker)

In class:

  • Show your alphabet to the class (guest critic Roger Whitson)
  • Students presenting today: Thomas Chiou, Lexi Day, Anna Giles, Alex Hagen, Miranda Hansen, Amanda Harle, Aache’ Howard-McDaniel, Sam Jonsson, Daniel Kim, Jen Ladwig
  • Attendance is required for everyone!

Thurs 4/5

Due:

  • All 26 letters of the alphabet (send your file electronically to Kristin Becker)

In class:

  • Show your alphabet to the class (guest critic Roger Whitson)
  • Students presenting today: Jacob Granneman, Abby Larsen, Cody Li, Jonny Martinez, Caleb McEnderfer, Josh Murphy, Travis Thomas, Isabella Troiani, Jocelyn Urias Castro, Jennifer Wenning, Kathleen Zimmerman
  • Attendance is required for everyone!

WEEK 13: Guest Critic Richard Snyder

Tues 4/10

In class:

  • Possible overflow day for last week’s presentations
  • Work on beginning poster design and refining letters (meet one-on-one with guest critic Richard Snyder)

Thurs 4/12

In class:

  • Possible overflow day for last week’s presentations
  • Work on beginning poster design and refining letters (meet one-on-one with guest critic Richard Snyder)

WEEK 14

Tues 4/17

Due:

  • Poster Design (send your file electronically to Kristin Becker)

In class:

  • Show your poster design to the class
  • Students presenting today: Thomas Chiou, Lexi Day, Anna Giles, Jacob Granneman, Alex Hagen, Miranda Hansen, Amanda Harle, Aache’ Howard-McDaniel, Sam Jonsson, Daniel Kim, Jen Ladwig
  • Attendance is required for everyone!

Thurs 4/19

Due:

  • Poster Design (send your file electronically to Kristin Becker)

In class:

  • Show your poster design to the class
  • Students presenting today: Abby Larsen, Cody Li, Jonny Martinez, Caleb McEnderfer, Josh Murphy, Travis Thomas, Isabella Troiani, Jocelyn Urias Castro, Jennifer Wenning, Kathleen Zimmerman
  • Attendance is required for everyone!