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Process VI

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

In Class:

  • look at syllabi and course outline
  • overview of the course booklet

Brief Lecture:
Getting you ready for the real world

Homework:

  1. Fill out career expectations , projects, and components

  2. Determine what needs to be redesigned

  3. Print out all projects (grayscale), sized to fit on 8.5x11 or 11x17 for review at individual meeting

  4. For Friday; BRING 2 BEST PORTFOLIO PIECES to be critiqued for minimal to no changes

Be prepared to talk about your work

Think about explaining:

  • font choices
  • color theory, inspiration
  • idea
  • imagery
  • design style
  • graphical treatment

Using the AVA classes server or VPN link off the syllabi page, go to AVA Classes GRDSN 221 and create a folder (lastname_firstname) in Temp



Portfolio


IN CLASS:

1. Hand out branding exercise


2. Hand out 1st project: Email, Cover letter, Resume, Business card

3. Hand out research exercise.



HOMEWORK:

1. Using Indeed.com A) Research job announcements and descriptions you are interested in.

B) Create and activate multiple job titles to receive email notifications.

C) Print out one job description you are interested in applying for or to use on the cover letter project and bring to the next class.

Note: You should have completed a resume in 3rd Quarter (or have an updated resume). Use this content as a starting point.


2. Fill out "Branding Questionaire"




Process VI

Resource:
Designer’s Guide to LinkedIn

Watch:
How to get a job in design>selling yourself

Work:

  1. Using the portfolio & process book, list the top ten possible portfolio projects.
  2. Identify five pieces of work that support you career expectations. We will discuss these on Friday. Present laser prints, existing printed work, or onscreen displays.Excercise:
  3. Start on copy for your resume. Print out and hand in on Monday.

Main areas to be filled out are:

  • Name, Title, Address, E-mail, Web URL
  • Objective
  • Skills based
  • Software Skills /
    Technical Proficiency
  • Education
  • Awards
  • References
Portfolio


HOMEWORK DUE:


1. Branding exercise questionaire due, printed out and handed in at the begining of class.

2. Print out and hand in job description that you will be writing for the cover letter.

3. PROJECT ONE
Due Step 1: Research

Create folders and place research in the following folders...

• Email signature
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Business card
• Leave behind

due on server at the begining of class.


IN CLASS:

• Elevator Pitch Exercise

• Hand out LinkedIn.com Exercise

Process VI

CRITIQUE DAY!

Projects 1 & 2:
CRITIQUE TWO BEST PORTFOLIO PIECES with little to no changes

Assignment:
Skills based resume

Preflight Portfolio Prep Work Shop: 10-11am

    • w/ Industry Professionals

    Homework:

    1. Write draft of skills based resume
    2. Bring 1 portfolio project to be critiqued on Monday
    3. Research job interview questions for mock interview exercises sessions place (.doc) in your dropoff folder look here for examples

    Shameless Promotion:
    Spokane Print Fest
    Terrain Gallery 304 W. Pacific Ave,
    #190 Spokane, WA 99201
    5pm-11pm

    Read this Stephen Gates article.

    Resource
    Klo Portfolios 

    Process VI

    Due BOC:
    Rough version of your skills based resume (just text), schedule a 1-on-1 sit down to discuss outside of class

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 3:
    Bring 1 Portfolio project to be critiqued. IF you are emphasis is in web design; please present and check in as we critique.

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment
    Portfolio


    HOMEWORK DUE:


    Present your LinkedIn profile page: LinkedIn.com Exercise

    Step 2 :
    Design Concepts / Thumbnails due for...
    •  Email Signature,
    • Cover letter,
    • Resume,
    • Business Card
    • Leave Behind

    Portfolio


    HOMEWORK DUE:

    VER. 2.0 Stationery Design Thumbnails

    and

    Step 3: Mood Boards

    Assemble a mood board to communicate the story, concept, and design potential.


    Include the following...

    • images / techniques

    • color palette

    • typography choices

    • industry examples

    • materials

    Generate a mood board using gomoodboard.

    Create a simple text document with links to your mood board and place on the server for review.



    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY!

    Projects 3:
    Critique changes from Monday's session

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
    Homework:
    Bring next portfolio project to be critiqued
    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 4:
    Bring 1 Portfolio project to be critiqued

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment

    Homework: 
    Exercise Research Interview questions Exercise & a collection of questions

    Think about topics addressing:

    • culture
    • problem solving
    • conflict resolution
    • creative processes
    • self directed learning
    • communication
    • strategy sessions
    • teamwork
    • overcoming adversity
    • motivating others
    • sharing information for the betterment of the workplace
    • networking
    • handling criticism
    • volunteering

    Portfolio

    IN CLASS: Bring in any/all files for Project 1. Run current design(s) / Files by your instructor.



    Process VI

    Lecture:
    Personal Branding

    Work:
    Grad Show Direction and collatoral

    Watch at home:
    New York designers forum; start at 28:00 for job-seeking advice.

    Portfolio

    HOMEWORK DUE:

    Step 4:
    Roughs Due

    • Email Signature

    • Cover letter design

    • Resume design

    • Business Card

    • Envelope

    • Leave Behind


    Folding dummies can be in Black and White.

    Provide paper samples.

    • Color PDFs on the server for review of color.


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    IN CLASS:

    Hand out Online Portfolio and Standard Portfolio project.


    NOTE in regards to traditional portfolios / books: If you are thinking about a standard portfolio... some suppliers take 6 - 8 weeks for delivery. Decisions need to be made now... review the links at the bottom of the project page of suppliers.


    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY!

    Projects 4:
    Critique changes from Monday's session

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
    Homework:
    Bring next portfolio project to be critiqued
    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 5:
    Bring 1 Portfolio project to be critiqued

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment

    Homework: 
    Industry focused interview research questions

    Portfolio

    Due at the begining of class:

    Step 5:
    Email signature, Cover letter, Resume, Business Card, and Envelope

    Final Design Due

    Printed in color for review.



    Portfolio

    Due at the begining of class:

    Final Digital Files / Revisions Due
    Step 6:
    Email, Cover letter, Resume, Business Card and Envelope

    Self Assess for the project, hand in booklet.

    Online Portfolio
    Step 1:
    Research Due
    on the server.

    3 TAGLINES FOR HIVE DUE !!!


    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Projects 5:
    Critique changes from Monday's session

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
    Homework:
    BRING 2 PORTFOLIO PROJECTS to be critiqued

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    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 6&7:
    BRING 2 PORTFOLIO PROJECTS
    to be critiqued

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment
    Portfolio

    Stationery Design
    Step 7:
    Email, Cover letter, Resume, Business Card Final Revisions (Packaged)
    Due on server.

    Include one combined PDF of all components.

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 2:
    Concepts Due for Online Portfolio
    (ie: Templates chosen.)

    Create a text document with links to a minimum of 3 template designs.

    Step 3: Mood Boards (Note: already completed for stationery / brand)


    Process VI

    MID TERM SELF ASSESMENTS

    Critiques Continued:
    Finish Critiques for all that didn't get to go on Monday

    Work:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/ Gradshow Collatoral/getting feedback

    Portfolio

    Greg will be attending the
    Graphic Design Club Seattle Trip.

    Print out and send your stationery design.

    Spokane Industry Tours: For all not going on the Seattle Trip.


    Process VI

    John will be attending the
    Graphic Design Club Seattle Trip.

    Mandatory
    Work Day:

    Utilize this opportunity to work on your portfolio material

    Robin will be taking attendance

    Process VI

    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT DAY
    No classes

    Portfolio

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    Start of Individual Meetings

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    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the project(s).

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 4:
    Roughs for Online Portfolio due
    (Give your instructor an update on modifying a template or coding your own site.)

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 1: Design Research for Portfolio-Book Due on Server. (ie: Layout & Product search)

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    *Greg & Tessa present Grad Show info @ 11:30am to Interior Design

    Process VI

    2nd Class:
    John will need to leave early for advisory board meeting at 11

    Discuss:
    Recap AIGA Reality Check:

    • Spell check
    • Presentation matters
    • Tell a story in your portfolio
    • Show process
    • Don't show everything
    • Readablity matters
    • Short and concise descriptions
    • Simplify layouts
    • Headlines, homepages are what attracts

    To Do:
    Pick your best project and show your process in your portfolio
    Example

    Lecture:
    Do's and Don'ts of a design portfolio

    Individual Mock-Interviews:
    interview exercise research questions meet with instructor in interview. Process check.

    Work, if not interviewing:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/Gradshow Collatoral

    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the project(s).

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 2 & 3:
    Design Concepts (Moodboard already completed for Stationery Design)
    (ie: Provide example of portfolio to be purchased on server) and
    Portfolio Layout Exercise Due on the server.



    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    GDC Guest Speaker:
    10am-11am

    Projects 6&7:
    CRITIQUE SUGGESTED REVISIONS FROM LAST MONDAY

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
    Homework:
    Bring 1 portfolio projects to be critiqued
    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 8:
    Bring 1 portfolio project to be critiqued

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment
    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 5: Final Design of Online Portfolio Due.
    (Note: I understand this may still be a work in progress.)

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 4:
    Update / Rough Draft Due

    Process VI

    Work Day:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/ Gradshow Collatoral/getting feedback

    Sign-Off Check in:
    Let's get caught up and review where you're at on revisions and sign offs

     
    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the project(s).

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 6: Final Online Portfolio Design Revisions Due.

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 5:
    Final design completed and book purchased.

     

     



    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Projects 8:
    Bring 1 portfolio project to be critiqued

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
    Homework:
    BRING 2 PORTFOLIO PROJECTS to be critiqued
     
    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Project 9&10:
    BRING 2 PORTFOLIO PROJECTS
    to be critiqued

    Be prepared to talk about your work

    Think about explaining:

    • font choices
    • color theory, inspiration
    • idea
    • imagery
    • design style
    • graphical treatment
    Portfolio


    GREG will be in a Board of Trustees meeting with the Graphic Design Club Officers 8:30 - 9:15am

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the project(s).

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    Online Portfolio
    Step 7: Final Online Portfolio Design Revisions Due.
    Site is live.


    Standard Portfolio
    Step 5:
    Final Design Due.
    10 - 12 pieces have been identified and placed into layout.

    Process VI

    Individual Mock-Interviews:
    interview exercise research questions meet with instructor in interview. Process check.

    Work if not interviewing:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/Gradshow Collatoral

    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS (CANCELED)

    Greg will be in Philadelphia visiting family.

    No Class.

    Make sure to be working on the following...

    Online Portfolio
    Step 7: Final Online Portfolio Design.
    Site is live.


    Standard Portfolio
    Step 5:
    Final Design
    10 - 12 pieces have been identified and placed into layout.

    Process VI

    CRITIQUE DAY! 

    Projects 9:
    Bring 1 portfolio project to be critiqued

    Due BOC:
    Project deliverables

    • Native file
    • 2 PDFs (smallest file size and press quality)
    • Project Overview write-up: short design statement describing what the design problem was, and your thinking behind the solution; marketing logic, design influences, process etc.
     

    Process VI

    MEMORIAL DAY
    No classes

    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the project(s).

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 6: Design Revisions Due

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    Process VI

    Work Day:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/ Gradshow Collatoral/getting feedback

     
    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the project(s).

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    Standard Portfolio
    Step 6: Design Revisions Due



    Process VI

    JOHN TIME OFF! 

    No Class:
    Please utilize this time wisely. Work on your portfolio

     

    Turn in a good quality PDF of your printed portfolio. Web portfolios: with providers like SquareSpace these can't be archived as root folders, so we will use the URLs on the Grad Show web page to find them. You can turn in your root folder if it is possible.

    Turn in your assessment booklet to John.

    Turn in your files and booklet by the end of Friday, 6/15.

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    Process VI

    JOHN TIME OFF! 

    Work Day:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/ Gradshow Collatoral/getting feedback


    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the project(s).

    Standard Portfolio
    Step 7: Final Deliverable Due

    Self Assess for the project, hand in booklet.


    Process VI

    Individual Mock-Interviews:
    interview exercise research questions meet with instructor in interview. Process check.

    Work if not interviewing:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/Gradshow Collatoral

    Portfolio

    INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS

    Bring the content due for the day and your Portfolio & Process VI portfolio sign off booklets with a grayscale print out for mark up / signatures. 

    Note: All other students are working on the project(s).

    Standard Portfolio
    Step 7: Final Deliverable Due

    Self Assess for the project, hand in booklet.


    Process VI

    Turn in a good quality PDF of your printed portfolio. Web portfolios: with providers like SquareSpace these can't be archived as root folders, so we will use the URLs on the Hive web page to find them. You can turn in your root folder if it is possible.

    Turn in your assessment booklet to John.

    Turn in your files and sign off booklets.

     

    Process VI

    JOHN TIME OFF! 

    Work Day:
    Portfolio Project Redesign/ Gradshow Collatoral/getting feedback


    Portfolio

    STUDY DAY!

    FINAL Sign Offs of portfolio pieces / PROCESS VI booklet.

    NOTE: TO RECEIVE FIINAL GRADE...ALL PACKAGED FILES AND SELF ASSESSMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN.

    Process VI

    FINAL EXAMS
    Portfolio

    FINAL EXAMS

    All Hands on deck!
    GRAD SHOW!
    5-8pm

    The McGinnity Room
    116 W Pacific Ave, #100
    Spokane, WA 99201

    Students need to set up at 4pm.
    Class photo @ 4:30pm.



    Process VI


    GRADUATION CEREMONIES / COMMENCEMENT!!!