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Creative Test Answers

Here are three snapshots from tests I gave in graphic design. The students were bright but stumped, and very, very creative. Click an image for a larger version:

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Newsweek: How to Fix a Ballot

What voting-booth materials look like is almost as important as who’s running. Graphic designers encounter a fair amount of eye-rolling—some of it deserved—when they champion the necessity of their work outside their professional choir. Passionately defending color palettes, rattling off obscure rules of proper typography—these things often come off as superficial and fussy to the […]

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Gridding Puzzles

This weekend I’ve created something I used to enjoy way back when I was a teen. Puzzle magazines used to have grid puzzles where the grid squares were all rearranged. It was the solver’s job to put them back in order by redrawing each square carefully in the right place according to a letter-number combination. […]

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Graphic Design 07-08

Graphic Design Curriculum for 2007-2008 Academic Year Grades 9-12 I’m focusing on the hands-on design for the first full quarter. Then a quarter each of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. For the full list of topics in order, see my graphic design class website. WEEK No. MON TUE WED THU FRI 1 Aug 13 Syllabus Student […]

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Web Design 07-08

Web Design Curriculum for 2007-2008 Academic Year Grades 9-12 I’m focusing on the correct coding of XHTML and CSS as the basis for the rest. Dreamweaver will come later. For the full list of topics in order, see my Web design class website. WEEK No. MON TUE WED THU FRI 1 Aug 13 Syllabus Student […]