Another of my Spring 2010 classes was an experience in Visual Thinking. We began with Illustrator design assignments and ended with a more polished print project. The initial squares were arranged to convey a descriptive word.
Then there was the design created from the letters of my name. I attempted to conceptualize a scene from outer space.
There were two assignments that involved a self-portrait. The first was an exercise in using Illustrator’s pen tool to trace a photo and the second assignment was to affect a scanned image in Photoshop. I used the Illustrator line drawing as one of the Photoshop layers—to simulate the pencil sketch of a watercolor painting.
Choosing a graphic designer and presenting his work was the beginning of a multi-faceted project. We studied the designer; created a printed work that was, conceptually, in the designer’s style; and then posted Dreamweaver Web pages that also followed our selected designer’s style. I chose Max Bill.