Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Communication Arts Technologies Department
Graphic Design and Illustration
Fall Semester 2013

Instructor: Martha Vaughan
240.567.7521
martha.vaughan@montgomerycollege.edu
http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/~mvaughan/

Office hours: Mondays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 am, Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:00 am
Office located in TC Room 126

GD121 Fundamentals of Graphic Design 1

Objective

The purpose of this class is to provide an informative initiation to the discipline of graphic communication. It includes demonstration of traditional as well as digital techniques. This class will instruct the student in graphic design skills employing tools, materials and procedures traditionally used in the communication art field. Design principles, using hand lettering, typography, artwork and photography will be an integral part of the course.

Course Description:
An introduction to elements of design, spatial relationships, typography and imagery as they apply to practical visual solutions for self-promotion, resumes, logo design, web design, and sequential systems. This class will instruct the student in graphic design skills employing traditional and digital tools, materials and procedures employed in the communication arts industry. The focus will be on combining creative visual solutions with technical skills to solve communication problems.

Download GD 121 Fundamentals of Graphic Design 1 Syllabus: Fall 2013


Assignment 2:
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View on-line slideshow for Creative Typography, elements of graphic design
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Assignment 3:
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View on-line slideshow for Design on a Grid
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