Final Project ’18

This is a competition based on real-life project. You will be creating all necessary collateral and selling it to the client. As your instructor I will be acting as the client contact and the other design professors will also be acting as part of the client team for you to present to.

The first part of this project will require you to select an industry/company type for this project. This will be selected as a class.

Industry/Company Selected: Non-Profit
Presentation Date: Monday, April 30th 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Company Name: One More Green

#1 – Meridith, Joshua Fi and Jenna
#2 – Jessica, Jeff and Tim
#3 – Nick, Annie and Cameron
#4 – Joshua Fa and Anna

Final Rankings
First – #4
#1, #2, #3

Build Due: Monday, May 7th at 11:30 a.m.

Specification sheet (pdf)


Site Re-Design ’18

Using the steps we worked on we are going to tackle a re-design of an existing website. By now you have chosen a website to re-design.

Materials Due: Monday, April 9th

Presentations Friday, April 13th

Build Due: Wednesday April 18th

Specification sheet (pdf)

New Site ’18

With all the work we have done to this point, looking at websites, evaluating websites, working in some HTML, CSS and Bootstrap, designing a little in browser and getting familiar with the interface we now need to focus on steps to design a site. Remember the information we have gathered and talked about up to this point to use for this project.

Things to keep in mind: Size of your thumb on mobile, one action click for mobile versus the added hover on desktop. Content highlights, feel of the site that you want, color choices. What is important to showcase on the homepage. Where do you want them to navigate, and how. Any extras you want to include that add to the experience.

Step 1
This step will be to get us started. I need you to decide on a type of site you want to create that has at least 5 pages. What kind I do not care, but your research and sketches need to follow the purpose of that site.

Due: Friday, February 23rd

Step 2
Once settled on a design (or 2) we need to create composites for the client to see and decide on. This will include both digital and printed comps. The digital comps, done correctly, give us our files ready to go when we begin developing and a digital view for the client.

Mobile and Tablet Due: Wednesday, February 28th

Desktop and Theme Due: Monday, March 5th

Step 3
This step we will be taking the set designs created in Photoshop and setting them up to print. Remember your print requirements; dpi, color space and dimensions. Photos must be optimized for print. This will be what we create for the client to hold and take with them for discussion after you have met with them. All the pages should be done in one InDesign file.

Due: Friday, March 9th

Step 4
Now that we have our designs set and assets generated we ned to put them together to sell them to a client. This will include live view of the digital comps, prints comps an information packet and a presentation. Refer to eh specification sheet for details.

Due: Wednesday, March 21st

Step 5
Build it!

Due: Wednesday, March 28th

Specification sheet (pdf)

Information ’18

Please do not use Google Docs to turn anything in! It is a link to a document we both have access to and is therefore not set information. If you use Google docs regularly please select “File” then scroll to “Download as” and select a pdf. With the pdf upload that so I get a set file.

HTML Re-Work

Utilizing the page that you had worked on for today I want you to re-work it. Duplicate the file, re-name it and re-work the design. URL to the new page and old page must be uploaded to the class Google drive in a plain text file. You need to identify at least 5 things to change to turn in to the class Google drive as well.

Due: Wednesday, February 14th

Starting from scratch on one of your other pages linked in the site, work out, set up and design that page. Details and specifics in the pdf below.

Due: Monday, February 19th

Specification sheet (pdf)