GDPW001_Illustrator_Tech Drawing

As a “grand finale” to our specialized Illustrator studies, this last assignment was to test our understanding of all Illustrator’s capabilities as we were asked to create a realistic vector drawing of an actual hardware object or small appliance. We were expected to use layers efficiently to organize a complex drawing; choose the most suitable of Illustrator’s many…

GDPW Composite 2 : CD Album Art + Website

For our Composite 2 assignment we were to create the artwork/design for a CD package and build an accompanying website for the band. As the project brief states, this would be the first time we would be creating both a Print-based and a Web-based piece from scratch, at the same time, alone. For my chosen…

GDPW002 – InDesign – Magazine Design

In InDesign Level 2, we were required to develop a magazine with a minimum of 28 pages and no defined maximum. The magazine could be one that exists or was made up, but most importantly, it had to make sense. We were required to research our magazine and complete a magazine analysis, moodboard, appropriate sketches,…

GDPW001 – Illustrator – Corporate Branding

This assignment was to create a logo and design a stationary series for a corporate entity. The “Project Objective” was to design a company’s logo as well as several corporate identity pieces. Along with the name of the business, we were given a “design brief” with blanks to fill in for the “real” information you…

GDPW005 Typography – Brush Lettering Assignment

For this assignment, we had to convert our brush lettered typography quote into vector format. Using a combination of Adobe Illustrator’s Image Trace panel, Smooth Tool and Pen Tool, we were to convert and refine our quote. Once I converted my quote into vector format, I created a mockup as a T-Shirt design. Mastering the…

GDPW – Composite One – 3 Ad Campaign

Client: Humane Society or OSPCA The Cause: A campaign to raise awareness of the need to spay/neuter pets. The initiative should prompt pet owners to spay or neuter their pets and/or consider donation to HS programs like World Spay Day. Millions of animals suffer on the streets worldwide. Too often, governments deal with this overpopulation…

GDPW001 Illustrator – Vector Portrait

I thought this assignment would be impossible to get looking anything like what I had seen from previous GDPW programs. It required creating many different shapes using a variety of methods (pen tool, shape builder, compound paths etc.) and setting their fill and opacity levels in just the right way as to produce a realistic…

GDPW005 Typography – Event Poster

This poster was for an event in Newmarket, ON around Hallowe’en. The purpose, of course, is to attract attendees to the event, which is an elaborate haunted maze through the basement of an alternative healing clinic. It is, in fact, a clinic where I practice Thai Yoga Massage. The owner (and myself) love Hallowe’en and…

GDPW002 – Sell Sheet with Table

This assignment was to design a sell sheet using a table. In most aspects, a brochure and a sell sheet have many similarities. Both are great marketing tools to present a company or a product. Typically they are used in support of your sales efforts, provided at business conventions and exhibitions or presented to potential…

GDPW 005 – Type Pairing Assignment

During this in-class assignment, we were to choose a passage from the Project Gutenberg transcripts and find an appropriate image that pairs well with the story by searching through the Unsplash image bank. Once we had a good understanding and feel for the tone and purpose of the transcript, we were to research and choose…

GDPW 003 Photoshop – Photo Correction

This was an exercise in the collective use of several tools (clone stamp, healing brush, patch tool, average filter etc.) to make alterations to a image.