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At its most basic level, graphic design is a creative process that combines the visual arts and technology to communicate ideas. It begins with a message that, in the hands of a talented designer, is transformed into visual communication that evokes an emotion.

This is a blog dedicated to the love of graphic design and to introduce students to the creative process of design.

IGD-Level-1

Introduction to Graphic Design
Course Content #48.5610099

This is the first level course in graphic design, and requires creative problem solving. Student growth develops from a solid understanding of elements and principles of design. Students will continue to work toward Industry Certification, and will an End of Pathway Exam.

April

Unit 7 | Graphic Design Basics: Layout & Composition

Goal: To explore layout and composition concepts related to design applications.

Description:

The lesson describes the principles of layout design and explores the unique
composition features of different types of design.


Objectives:

  1. To create designs for defined applications.
  2. To apply elements of design.
  3. To use good composition.

March

Unit 6 | History & Evolution
of Graphic Design

Goal: To analyze the history and evolution of graphic design and how it has made an impact on the industry today.

Description:

This presentation explores the history and evolution of graphic design throughout time. Basic definitions, inventions, techniques and procedures will be discussed.


Objectives:

To analyze and summarize the history and evolution of graphic design.To analyze the impact graphic design has on society.

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  2. Enter the registration code:
    2nd Block – PILWARDL003
    3rd Block – PILWARDL004
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  3. Click “Submit”.
    After clicking the “Submit” button, the course will appear on your (the student’s) “My Courses” page.

GDP-Level-2

Graphic Design / Production
Course Content 48.5620099

This is the second level course in graphic design and is completely project based. Students will gain experience in creative problem solving, and will have an opportunity to begin working toward Industry Certification. Rotation groups will be assigned for screen printing, and collaboration for projects is encouraged!

may

Unit Title > Employability Skills in Graphic Design

Goal: To establish basic expectations for students who wish to pursue a career in graphic design

Description: This lesson will identify traits preferred by employers within graphic design, detail the basic skill set and provide professional standards required to be successful in this career field. Additional skills which will make students more competitive in graphic design is also covered.

Objectives
Students will …

  1. Identify desirable personal traits and attitudes for graphic designers.
  2. Discuss interpersonal skills necessary in graphic designers.
  3. Summarize professional standards in graphic designers.
  4. Explore additional skills for graphic designers.

April

Unit Title > Graphic Design: Basics

Goal: To explore the basics of graphic design

Description: This presentation begins by exploring the career opportunities in the field of graphic design. Then explains the technical considerations necessary for creating a graphic design project,
such as image resolution and software options. Then concludes with a dive into the methods for generating creativity necessary for design projects.

Objectives

Students will …

  1. Compare and contrast the characteristics of raster-based bitmap graphics and vector-based graphics.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of graphic resolution, file size, file formats and file management.
  3. Differentiate between the color mode selections in determining product output.

Registration Instructions for Online Classes during Distance Learning

  1. Go to https://login.icevonline.com/register
  2. Enter the registration code: PILWARDL002
    After entering the registration code, fill in your information and choose a username and password.
  3. Click “Submit”.
    After clicking the “Submit” button, the course will appear on your (the student’s) “My Courses” page.

AGD-Level-3

Advance Graphic & Design
Course Content-48.5620099

Students will continue to explore in an increasingly independent manner, the principles of design and layout procedures relating to the field of graphic design. Content will cover electronic systems and software programs used in graphic design, page composition, image conversion, and digital printing. Knowledge and skills in digital design and imaging will be enhanced through experiences that simulate the graphic design industry and school-based and work-based learning opportunities. This is the final course in the Graphic Design pathway.

May

Unit 9 >
< Week of 05/04-08/2020 >
Unit Title:
Advertising for Business

Goal: To understand the functions and types of advertising.

Description: In this presentation, students will discover the innovative and complex field of advertising. Students will identify the various aspects of the advertising industry such as the methods and mediums used for advertising, the different forms of advertising, the process for calculating media costs and the importance of marketing and segmentation. Students will also will become familiar with the language commonly used in advertising and ultimately prepare an individual advertising plan.

Objectives

  1. To learn how to plan a product and/or service mix.
  2. To learn to analyze product-liability risks.
  3. To describe factors used by marketers to position products and/or businesses.
  4. To select materials, products and/or services to purchase.

April

Unit 8 >
< Week of 04/20-24/2020 >
Unit Title:
Product Service Management

Goal: To illustrate the complex process of product service management and provide skills for planning a product. 

Description: Understanding the process of product service management is important in today’s business system. This presentation provides the skills needed to plan a product service mix and analyze product-liability risks.  

Objectives

  1. To learn how to plan a product and/or service mix.
  2. To learn to analyze product-liability risks.
  3. To describe factors used by marketers to position products and/or businesses.
  4. To select materials, products and/or services to purchase.

Registration Instructions for Online Classes during Distance Learning

  1. Go to https://login.icevonline.com/register
  2. Enter the registration code:
    1st Block – PILWARDL001
    After entering the registration code, fill in your information and choose a username and password.
  3. Click “Submit”.
    After clicking the “Submit” button, the course will appear on your (the student’s) “My Courses” page.