The purpose of this game is to link together the skills you have with Adobe Illustrator and learn about some different design techniques such as utilizing white space, alignment, balance, unity, and grids.
Here is how we will play:
Each person will gather and place some design elements into a folder. The folders will be placed on the server. Each player will then draw a folder at random and will need to design some thing that utilizes all of the design elements in the folder.
This will be a fast paced design challenge that will allow you to work within some constraints and also allow for some collaboration.
Here is how to get started....
Create a folder on your desktop. Label the folder with your Last Name only. You will have one period to gather some design elements to place in the folder. Consider there should be some connection between the design elements you gather.
Place the following design elements into the folder:
- Some Text (less than 30 words)- This could be a quote, song lyric, haiku, etc) Include the name of the author, artist, musician, book, song. Create a Word document or Text File* with Word or Text Edit.
- TWO Images*
- TWO font styles from DaFont.com. Download these and move both into the folder. They should be .ttf files.
- ONE color swatch theme (.ASE file) from Adobe Kuler or ColourLovers.com. Download this and move it to the folder. File type: .ASE
*Make sure images and text that you choose are school appropriate (nothing naughty that may reference sex, drugs, or booze anything else you wouldn't hang on your refrigerator at home)
After you have all of the files listed above in a folder drag and drop the folder on to the graphic server. There is a folder titled "DESIGN-O-RAMA" for each class period.