Description - Type is everywhere
Typography is the art of designing with type, which is an important form of visual communication.
This introductory course provides a basic understanding of the effective use of type. Emphasis will be on the use of typography in graphic design. Topics will include the history of type, the aesthetic qualities of letterforms, the anatomy of the letter, typeface and style, and compositional arrangement.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Includes assigned book readings, website references, and pdf
text supplied by the instructor.
Projects MUST be submitted by the DUE DATE in order to
Late Assignments -
Any assignment that is one week late will receive one full grade lower (-10 points) and 2 weeks late will receive 2 grades lower (-20 points). NO assignment may be turned in after 2 weeks late. Again, no late assignments can be resubmitted for a better grade. Redone assignments can only receive a maximum grade of 90 (out of 100).
Your final grade will be based on:
There are many hours outside of class that will be required to complete assignments. You will need access to Adobe Creative Suite Software on your own computer — or you may use the Digital Arts Center Computer lab. You will need Adobe Creative Suite Software to accomplish these assignments successully.
Attendance for Online Classes:
Course Materials and Supplies
The following text are required and can be purchased online or is available immediately in the bookstore.
Type Rules by Ilene Strizver - required
The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing Websites, Videos, Printing and Other Creative Services, by Bobbi Balderman
I wrote this book. It is NOT required but it is a very handy guide
whether you are a designer or the client. It is available in the SBCC
student store, at Amazon or from me directly at www.baldermanmarketing.com/book.html.
Materials you will need for class:
• Paper such as a layout paper pad or sketchbook to do thumbnails(online students will scan, save as jpgs and upload images)
Digital:(Onliine students will not need a storage device BUT Xythos is great option to store working files and as backup)
• A portable storage device in order to work on the computer in class and to continue exercises at home and in the DAC lab.
• IPOD is an excellent storage device, $150 for 2 gig storage.
• Mini USB Flash Drive- 50MB and up —
• Xythos - This is accessed through Pipeline and provides online storage for SBCC students. It is the best way to back-up work since there is no device to fail!
For Bobbi Balderman -
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Liz Russotti - email@example.com
Weekends - After 5pm on Fridays I will not be "automatically" available. I do check both Moodle and email often during the weekend but can't promise a "timely" response. ;>
DSPS — Disabled Student Programs & Services
SBCC Students with Disabilities who are requesting accommodations should use the following SBCC procedure: contact the DSPS office, submit documentation of your disability to the DSPS office, communicate with a DSPS specialist regarding options for services and accommodations, and reach written accommodation agreement not only with the DSPS specialist but also with your instructor. SBCC requests you complete this process at least ten working days before your accommodation is needed, in order to allow DSPS staff and SBCC instructors time to provide your accommodation.
Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)
Class & Lab Rules
off all cell phones or pagers, do not check personal e-mail
or surf the web during class or lab.
About Bobbi Balderman
If you want to know a little about me you can go to www.baldermanmarketing.com
I am pleased to be teaching Graphic Design Basics. I look forward to working with you to maximize your comfort, skills and knowledge of the many facets of computer graphics and design.
“Questions are the creative acts
Like everything, the more you put into the class, the more you will get out of it. I look forward to active participation, questions and feedback from you. We can all learn from one another as we move through the breadth of materials and projects during the year.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken
I hope that my passion for both the graphic arts profession and teaching, along with the shear awe and ambitious use of the creative tools we have available — will help you enjoy and be motivated to dive into the many areas we cover in this course.
I look forward to working with each of you.
A little bit about my Philosophy in life....
"We are what we repeatedly do.
I truly believe that hard work, perseverence and creativity are the keys to success in all you do in life. Human beings are essentially a creative species.
I look forward to working with each of you.