Sunday, August 21, 2011

Welcome 1142!

Just want to give a warm hello to all my new GRA1142 students out there :) Hope you're as excited as I am for the upcoming semester. We've got all sorts of great projects and exercises lined up to get your creative juices flowing and help you on the path of graphic design greatness. It'll be a fun and challenging semester; to get you in the mood here's a sneak peak at the types of projects you'll be creating. Every project you create brings you one step closer to having an awesome portfolio, so take a look at what those before you have done and get ready to rock'n'roll ;)

More of our best student work can be seen here on our Flickr Account:
***look in Print & Advertising for work done in the Graphic Design Essentials courses***

More information about our Graphics program at Valencia can be found here:

Be sure to check out our blog and stay up to speed on everything happening in Graphics Technology:

Project 1: Photoshop

Photomanip by Linh Trinh

Photomanip by Adam Kalman

Photomanip by Angela McCormack
 Project 2: Illustrator

Logo, Business Card, Letterhead and Envelope by Matt Dean

Logo, Business Card, Letterhead and Envelope by Kristie D'Agostino

Logo, Business Card, Letterhead and Envelope by Maria Torres

Logo, Business Card, Letterhead and Envelope by Anna Ware

Logo, Business Card, Letterhead and Envelope by John Blair

Logo, Business Card, Letterhead and Envelope by Melissa Miller
Project 3: InDesign

Newsletter Booklet by Matt Dean

Newsletter Booklet by Maria Torres

Newsletter Booklet by Anna Ware

Newsletter Booklet by John Blair

Newsletter Booklet by Kristie D'Agostino

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Paper Crafts

It's not secret that I have sick, sad obsession for paper. I've been looking recently for DIY elements that I can add to my wedding and have come across a variety of paper crafts (especially paper flowers... how fun!). So that inspired me to search out other paper crafts that I think would be a lot of fun to do. Here's a few of my faves - click on the image to go directly to the tutorial. Can you imagine doing these with Neenah or French papers? *insert design-nerdy grin here*



Sunday, August 14, 2011

Summer 2011 Student Work Roundup

Wanted to take a moment to share with you a few select works produced by my students this semester. These are a few of the strongest designs from GRA2201 Electronic Imaging and GRA1206 Typography. Enjoy!
GRA2201 Digital Painting by Alexander Salazaar
GRA1206 Handmade Type by Ricky Lester
GRA2201 Advertisement by Ian Lochridge
GRA1206 Hierarchy Exercise by Ricky Lester
GRA1206 Hand Drawn Type by Nicole Gertz
GRA2201 Digital Painting by Shaun Kinney
GRA1206 Typography Poster by Ricky Lester
GRA1206 Hand Drawn Type by Ian Lochridge
GRA1206 Typography Poster by Rafael Pimentel
GRA1206 Anatomy Exercise by Sara Meija
GRA1206 Typography Poster by Ian Lochridge

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Maryland Style Inspiration

So we're finally starting to put together all the details for our upcoming engagement party. It'll be a small bash of our immediate family and closest friends and bridal party. Since Bj and I are both originally from Maryland, we've decided to celebrate our roots as the theme of the party. I've slowly been gathering ideas and images, and thought I'd offer up some of my inspiration. You can get a good idea about our proud, Maryland heritage through these images.

State Symbols

State Flag: Color represent the founding Calvert and Crossland families

State Flower: Black Eyed Susan

State Bird: Oriole

State Dessert: Smith Island Layer Cake

State Fish: Rockfish (aka Striped Bass)
State Dog: Chesapeake Bay Retriever

State Cat: Calico

State Reptile: Diamondback Terrapin

State Crustacean: Blue Crab

State Insect: Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly
State Tree: White Oak

A Time Honored Tradition... Crab!

Representing our Teams: Orioles (MLB) & Ravens (NFL)

More Maryland Goodies and Party Inspiration