Following is an overview of topics and activities anticipated for each class session. This information is subject to change, refer to each assignment brief’s deliverables schedule for the most up-to-date information. Session dates are listed by UCLA local time (Pacific).

T Jan 05 / Session 1: Class Overview & Introductions

  • Introductions, class overview, syllabus review and discussion.
  • Distribution & Review of Assignment #1 Brief. Finished project due start of class, Thursday Jan. 7th.

Th Jan 07 / Session 2: Assignment #1 Critiques

  • Student presentation and group critique of Assignment #1. Post work to Assignment 1 Miro Board.
  • Lecture: Graphic Design Process & Methodologies for Problem Solving
  • Distribution & Review of Assignment #2 Brief and deadlines

T Jan 12 / Session 3: Assignment #2 Concept & Research Reviews

  • Group review of concepts, naming & references, per assignment brief. Post work to Assignment 2 Miro board

Th Jan 14 / Session 4: Assignment #2, Product Logo & Candy Emboss Critique

  • Student presentations of logo studies & candy emboss with group critique. Post work to Assignment 2 Miro board

T Jan 19 / Session 5: Assignment #2, Breakout Group Critique: Pattern & Wrapper

  • Student presentation of refined logos & emboss and WIP pattern studies and wrapper design. Post work to Assignment 2 Miro board

Th Jan 21 / Session 6: Assignment #2, Breakout Group Critique: Wrappers & box

  • Student presentation of design refinement of individual wrappers, patterns and outer box design. Post work to Assignment 2 Miro board

T Jan 26 / Session 7: Assignment #2, Final Group Critique

  • Student presentations of final project elements and group discussion. Post work to Assignment 2 Miro board
  • Distribution & Review of Assignment #3 Brief and deadlines

Th Jan 28 / Session 8: Assignment #3: Break-out Group Reviews: City Landmark Concepts

  • Presentation of concepts, visual references & initial sketches of landmark ideas. Post work to Assignment 3 Miro board

T Feb 02 / Session 9: Assignment #3,Break-out Group Reviews: Landmark Design & Currency concept

Presentation of refined landmark design; currency concept mood board. Post work to Assignment 3 Miro board

Th Feb 04 / Session 10: Assignment #3, Breakout Group Critique: Currency Design & Postage Stamp concept

  • Presentation of currency design studies; postage stamp concept mood board. Post work to Assignment 3 Miro board

T Feb 09 / Session 11: Assignment #3, Break-out Group Reviews: Currency + Postage Stamp designs & Souvenir concept

  • Presentation of refined currency design, initial stamp designs; souvenir design study. Post work to Assignment 3 Miro board

Th Feb 11 / Session 12: Assignment #3, Group Critique: FINAL City Markers Presentations

Presentation of completed family of deliverables and group discussion 

Post your work for critique to the Assignment 3 Miro board.

Upload final documentation images of your finished work to the class website after class.

Distribution & Review of Assignment #4 Brief and deadlines

T Feb 16 / Session 13: Assignment #4, Concept & Research Reviews

  • Individual reviews of Student concepts. Post work to Assignment 4 Miro board
  • Breakout How-To and Q&A: flat plans, format inspiration, resources & InDesign basics

Th Feb 18 / Session 14: Assignment #4, Publication format & flat plan Review

  • Individual reviews of Student publication format, flat plan & narrative flow. Post work to Assignment 4 Miro board
  • Breakout tutorial, Q&A: Grids, Master Pages & Character Styles in InDesign

T Feb 23 / Session 15: Assignment #4, Publication Grid & Type Hierarchies Critiques

  • Individual critiques of publication grid structure & type styles on 3 representative content-type spreads. Share screen review of live files; Plan on working in class
  • Breakout tutorial, Q&A: Grids, Master Pages & Character Styles in InDesign

Th Feb 25 / Session 16: Assignment #4, Layout Designs / Review 1

  • Individual critiques of layout designs in progress. Share screen review of live files Plan on working in class

T Mar 02 / Session 17: Assignment #4, Layout Designs / Review

  • Individual critiques of layout designs in progress. Share screen review of live files. Plan on working in class

Th Mar 04 / Session 18: Assignment #4, Layout Designs / Review 3

  • Individual critiques of layout designs in progress. Share screen review of live files. Plan on working in class

T Mar 09 / Session 19: Assignment #4, Layout Designs / Review 4

  • Individual critiques of layout designs in progress. Share screen review of live files. Plan on working in class
  • Breakout tutorial, Q&A: Exporting PDF Reader Spreads vs Paginations for Print Lab printing.

Th Mar 11 / Session 20: LAST CLASS / Final Critiques Assignment 4

  • Student presentation of Final publication design and group critique
  • Final wrap-up; project submissions and uploads

Th Mar 18 / Quarter Ends