Okay. The time has come. On Thursday, February 9, you will present the work you did for Project #1.
What follows is a checklist for presenting your project to me and your classmates.
1. Photograph your work. If you made a piece of graphic design, you must PRINT it and photograph it. No digital files. Use a REAL CAMERA, not your phone. Consider lighting. Try to take your photographs outside, where the lighting is natural and dispersed. (If your project is a video, you do not need to photograph it. If your project was an action or event, hopefully you photographed it in process!)
2. Write your reflection paper. Use your “I” voice. This is your chance to reflect on the process you undertook. In this paper, you’ll explain your choices and offer examples of parallels between your piece and the work of your chosen inspiration.
How were you influenced? What did you borrow? What was it about your chosen inspiration that made you choose it? Perhaps the most important part of this project, this reflection, or rationale paper, or argument, will dissect your process as well as your product. Did you enjoy yourself? What did you learn about yourself as a designer, as a maker, as a thinker?
3. Make a post to this Tumblr.
(Use the “Photo post” option and create a photoset.) Include 3-10 photographs of your final, completed project. Include 1-3 photographs of your project process.
In the “Caption” section of the Photoset post, include an excerpt from your reflection paper. Choose a paragraph or two that describes your project and alludes to your process. If there are links to your project on the internet, include those!
Format your “Caption” text like this:
Project One: Your Name
Title of Your Project
Inspired by (Name of your inspiration)
And then your content.
4. Give a short, informal (aka DON’T FREAK OUT) presentation of your project to the class on Thursday. You’ll use your Tumblr post on the projector to share your process with your classmates. If you made a video, let’s watch it. If your project has sound let’s hear it.
*** If applicable, please bring your physical project to class on Thursday. If you made a book, a zine, a poster or a sculpture, bring it to class to share with your classmates and loan to me to document over the weekend. You still need to photograph it and make a post to Tumblr. ***
Get it? Got it? Good. Now go!!!
As always, email me with any questions.
The next series of posts will be yours and your classmates’ Step 2 assignments from Project #1. You were to focus your research in on three people, organizations or projects that inspired you and whose work you may wish to emulate in your execution of Project #1.
Included in each of your three write-ups should be:
A description of the person, project or organization. What do they do?
An explanation of why you chose to research it. What grabbed you?
At least one image and an explanation of what we’re looking at.
We’ll talk about these tomorrow in class. Keep up the excellent work!
As per some requests in class, here is a reminder of the dates for activities that will take place out of class time.
I understand that work or other classes can get in the way, but hopefully with five and ten weeks notice, you will be able to request time off from work and arrange with your professors to miss a class. If you need me to write a note to your boss or teacher, let me know.
Thursday, February 16
GOOD Ideas for Cities: Portland
At Ziba Design, 910 NW Marshall. Doors at 6pm, event at 7pm.
Free event, but you must RSVP online. I will post the link to RSVP when it goes up next week.
Wednesday, March 14
GOOD Ideas for Portland: Student presentations of final projects
and Friends of Graphic Design present Show and Tell: Alissa Walker lecture
At ADX, 417 SE 11th Ave. Event at 6pm.