Design a Grad announcement
Use these templates to create your own graduation announcement! Right click on the templates to download.
Surreal Photo Manipulation
Check out these very cool tutorials for photoshop manipulation: www.rafy-a.com
Design a Tee Shirt for Threadless
Threadless is a really fun and cool tee shirt warehouse for artists of all kinds: https://www.threadless.com
Check out their local contests and submit designs and SELL YOUR ART!
The Easiest Way to Sell Your Art Online
Artist Shops provides the best and easiest platform for you to sell your art in your own customized online store for free.
With all the benefits of a fully functional e-commerce store and none of the hassle, you just create art and spread the word!
Create an Infographic!
Visually interpret written statistical information. Info Graphics is one of the core practices for a graphic designer. Basically, it is the art of relaying collected information by way of simple, clear, and understandable visualpresentation.
You must create your chart/graph without the use of photographs. Concept is key to success with this assignment. This means that you must think outside of typical bars, lines and pie charts. The visual elements must complement the information. For example: If I were to do a graph on the building of high-rise condos on the beach, I may choose to substitute the arrows and bars for condosor hotels.
ADHD in childrenPoverty levels
Education vs. Experience Public School test scores Diabetes related to age
Choose a topic you are deeply interested in and create an infographic on the topic. Ideas:
Write one or two sentences describing a new type of breakfast cereal. Include a brand name, audience and type of store where this product will be sold. You product idea must have at least on unique dietary texture that sets it apart from similar cereal (organic, sustainablely grown, whole gran...
Update a famous painting
Find a famous painting and use Adobe Photoshop to do a modern twist on it. Use layers and layer styles to color it or filters. Make sure the original painting is recognizable.
Bob Ross Painting in Adobe Fresco!
Open up adobe fresco on your iPad and follow Bob while painting...use the oil brushes and layers!
Re-Design and Nike shoe
Follow along in Photoshop with Seth Fowler: Today I’m sketching and rendering my idea of what an OFF-WHITE Nike Air Jordan 3 sneaker might look like! I based my design on the Off White Nike sneakers that are already available and Virgil Abloh ’s body of work for Off White. In this video I show you How to Draw a Nike shoe, more specifically How to Draw an Air Jordan Sneaker. Check out the video to learn more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRPqzVxrUZM
Create one of the suns for CBS Sunday morning
Check out article here: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2019/01/28/cbs-sunday-morning-suns/
Once upon a time there was a designer who wanted to create a children's book. She was an expert at drawing and painting in olds but no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't come up with the right plot for the book of her dreams...
SKETCH out a ten to twelve panel storyboard for a book geared toward children ages three to seven.
Organize your working process as follows to make your plot decisions more intuitive:
1. Spend ten minutes brainstorming an overall plot for the book.
Summarize the arc of the story in a sentence.
2. Over the next ten minutes come up with rough sketched of the visual direction and write some copy describing how the story would play out over twenty to twenty four pages
3. Use the rest of your time to tighten up your storyboards and tease out a moral.
I Think, Therefore I Shop
"We can learn that reward comes in creation and re-creation, no just in the consumption of the world around us. Active participation in the process of creation is our right and our privilege. We can learn to measure the success of our ideas not by our bank accounts by their impact on the world." Tim Brown
You've been asked to plan and create a retail store that sells ideas instead of physical, take-away objects. In your explorations, consider naming, overall branding and signage.
Exactly what kinds of ideas would exist there and how would they be made manifest for 'purchase"? How would you approach constructing such and experience? What role would design take in making it? How would you want visitors to change sheri behavior after visiting such a place?
Never Tear Us Apart
There is definitely a specific style that accompanies music poster design: Sleek Illustrator art touch up with a bit of grit, merged with hand drawn type that precisely fits into well defined shapes.
Create a poster for a rock concert in Philly. Instead of planning and executing your design via pencil or traditional software, make the poster complete out of torn things, pieces of paper, solid objects, found elements and collage. You can scan things and collage them into Photoshop to put it all together.
Mr. Blue...create a magazine cover
Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Design the masthead and the cover of a new magazine dedicated solely to the things that are associated with the color blue. Consider the magazine name, suggestions for art direction and what kinds of article you think the editor should include.
Don't restrict yourself to literal interpretation. Feel free to branch your design ideas out into what kinds of people, places and feelings or emotions may be conceptually related to BLUE
Product Mockup in Photoshop
Practice your skills by creating a variety of mockups for a fictitious company. Use the clipping mask to clip your information into any of the templates. Edit>transform and make it fit into the template
Printed and Sewn
You've been asked by a local fashion designer to create her stationery system. This designer specialize in stitching her own patterns over vintage clothes found at estate sales. In you stationery materials, you must incorporate hand stitched thread.
For some more inspiration, check out GV grad Sarah Detweiler's work: https://www.sarahdetweiler.com/embroidery-painting
Illustrate a news story...wordlessnews
Illustrate a news story that inspires you. Check out the website:
Illustrate a 6 word story
This one comes courtesy of Ernest Hemingway who famously wrote, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Your own story doesn’t have to be so dark or so big, but try to boil something meaningful to you down to just six words. Then try to write one every day for a week. Illustrate it in Photoshop
Mind Bending Surreal Photography To Jumpstart Your Creativity
Surreal photography has been around for quite some time, with the first surreal photography exhibition dating all the way back to 1925 which featured the photography of Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, and others. In modern times surrealism has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to advancements in camera technology and post processing techniques such as digital photography and powerful editing programs like Photoshop.
And, though the way we create surreal photography has changed, the core aesthetic has remained the same: to create an almost dreamlike world where the mind is put to task understanding the unknown and, oftentimes, impossible.
Tap into your imagination and unleash your wild ideas by getting started in the world of surreal photography.
Check them out here: http://photographypla.net/20-mind-bending-examples-surreal-photography-jumpstart-creativity/photographypla.net/20-mind-bending-examples-surreal-photography-jumpstart-creativity/
Using Photoshop and images found on the web or better yet...TAKEN by you, create a self portrait. Upload a photo of yourself then begin cutting and "pasting" in photoshop to create skin tones and hair. Think about a neutral color for the background. This is great for improving your selecting skills in Photoshop.
Create a design for a piece of clothing based on a painting...
Find or create a painting that inspires you. Once you have the image create a dress, shirt, skirt or pants based on the painting