Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Photoshop Illustrations

I'm proud of you guys! Our critique yesterday was fun. I'm glad we had a chance to discuss the final project. Communication is essential! This was a great learning lesson for ALL of us. I hope we'll continue to have fun and create good. : ) This class is filled with talented designers and I want what's best for all of you.


Here are some Photoshop illustrations from Project 2. I was only able to post what was handed in. If you want to have your work posted on the blog please submit your file.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." ~Thornton Wilder

Monday, November 24, 2008


It's been brought to my attention that the requirements online about Project #3 are not accurate to the project I've asked you to produce this quarter.

1. Please disregard the 4x4 minimum artwork requirement.
2. You do not need to present three versions of thumbnails tomorrow.
3. You will only need one set of thumbnails and one dummy.
4. Your book can be 8 or 12 pages– your choice.

I apologize for any inconvenience you've experienced. I'm looking forward to your presentations tomorrow.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Creative inspiration– Independent MOVIE posters...

Independent movies usually lend a designer more artistic freedom. Here are some of my favorite independent posters– originally posted on Smashing Magazines.

Friday, November 14, 2008

NEXT Thursday Night

Annual Alumni Panel
Just wanted to give you a heads up to announce we are having our annual alumni panel at 7pm Thursday Nov 20th. This is a great event for past students to share their “real world” experiences and to have you ask them questions.

We will be getting out of class early for this event. Don't miss out.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Veteran's Day and Homework

Some of you are expected to teach assigned sections of the book on Thursday. Please come prepared at the beginning of class. If you haven't been able to connect with your group yet, I strongly encouraged you to meet soon. I have asked Justin Rusk to watch over the class while I am gone. He will also be grading how well you communicate each section of the book that you have been assigned.

Here are some things to consider while you prepare for Thursday:

1) How well do you know the material?
2) Are you providing relevant examples?
3) Do you make sense?
4) Have you provided time for questions, student interaction?

And a quick reminder– there is no class tomorrow. Enjoy your day off!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The work of Arthur Mount

Arthur Mount, steadily holding a BFA in Drawing from the Caifornia Colege of the Arts (Oakland), is definitely a name to check. His works include lots of characters, among them known ones, in a style that makes them easy to recognize, while not being overtly ‘too’ realistic, ‘too’ detailed. They have also appeared in many publications around the world, including the USA, Canada, Japan and France.

Brilliant work from a brilliant man. Here's a great resource for you as we dive deeper into our class. Arthur Mount is a master in his field.