Graphic Design 3

Course description

This is the capstone course for the Graphic Design Academy program. It will emphasize graphic design principles, techniques and software. Successful completion of Graphic Design 1, GD2 Advertising, GD2 Photoshop and consent of the instructor are prerequisites for the course. Students need to have a solid working knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop CS5.

Students will work on real projects for real clients. Students may also complete their LEAP graduation requirements as well as earn graduation honors with successful completion of this course.

College Now - This course is articulated with ART216 Digital Design Tools (4 units)and GD110 Intro to Graphic Design (1 unit) at Lane Community College.

Take a gander at the Graphic Design Academy pathway chart.



First half - 6 weeks

Personal logo design

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Business card A

project information link

Business card B

project information link

Business card C

project information link

Client contact/meeting

Contact client, schedule 15 minute meeting, meet with client, report to teacher

Business card print file

Final client card - sent to print shop

Live client project

Ongoing live client - logo, brochur, etc.


Terry White Tutorial - YouTube link

Live client brochure

link to RC provided photos & text & stuff

link to final RC logo files

Leave your mark

I want you to leave your mark on my wall forever!

Design a horizontal space (15.75" x 7.5" @ 200ppi) any way that you'd like to. The only requirements are:
- that it prominently display a photographic representation of you
- clearly include your name
- clearly include the phrase "Graphic Design Academy 2018-2019"
- there is no safety zone because these will be trimmed anyway

Use Photoshop and/or Illustrator. Save as PDF when finished. Turn in to GoogleDrive.

Have fun!

Thank You Cards

I'm going to force you to be nice! Design and print 2 cards and give them to 2 staff members. Thank them! Be nice because it's the right thing to do. You are a capstone graphic design student, so your cards should reflect your ninja design skills.

Facebook Cover/Profile

Inspiration link
Templates download zipped folder