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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.

March

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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.

  1. Go to https://login.icevonline.com/register
  2. Enter the registration code:
    2nd Block – PILWARDL003
    3rd Block – PILWARDL004
    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.

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!

March

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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.

March

Unit Writing Assignment > Why Grades Aren’t Everything

Unit Title > Product Planning & Development

Goal: To understand the importance of careful product planning and development for a business.

Objectives

  1. To examine the nature and scope of product planning.
  2. To analyze the steps in the product development process.
  3. To distinguish between the width and depth of product lines.
  4. To identify the elements of a product mix.
  5. To recognize the importance of product research and monitoring.

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.