This video was created to inspire my students on the method of approach to a packaging series where common elements must be implemented to maintain continuity.
This first year project was to design a themed cover design for one of the HOW magazine specialty issues.
Using Adobe Illustrator, the students designed custom masks, cut them out and glued them on sticks.
Using only the colors red and black, students were required to design a movie poster of a classic or cult film.
These first-year students were required to develop a logo that didn’t exist, or was poorly done, and come up will a visual that works for the product. It was there first attempt at a visual ID element, and most of them did well. Check out their work!
I liked this assignment. The students had to come up with 2 different label designs, fill the contents of each bottle with a substance that wouldn’t spoil. Some of them are nothing more than tiny rocks, leaves, and tap water. Some have watercolor and oils. Others are filled with stuff from Home Depot’s gardening department.
These are the winners of my in-class Invitation Project. The students were required to make up an event, then design an invitation that would specifically appeal to the guest. They could choose any event, past or present or future, then design an invite. The fictional print budget was “flexible” to say the least.
In this 2nd year project, the students had a test of creative speed. The objective was to design a complete wraparound booksleeve from scratch in 3 hours. They had to use wikipedia’s random search to discover a book title, then scour the web to find a visual to support it.