Design I / Two-Dimensional Design Fundamentals
An introductory course regarding 2D design fundamentals; curriculum emphasis is on the development and understanding of abstract design concepts. The course structure includes demonstration of medium technique, introduction of tools/functions in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, exposure to art through lectures, readings, and gallery visits, and participatory student critique and exchange. Students create work in both a studio and in a computer lab, splitting class time equally between these locations.
Design I introduces the vocabulary and concepts of the elements and principles of design. Individual assignments are tailored to develop a greater understanding of these visual disciplines. Students are exposed to a variety of 2D media and digital applications, to gain experience in multiple platforms. This course aims to establish an understanding of formal composition, refined craftsmanship, and relevant practice within the field.
I was the instructor of record for this course in the spring semester of 2013, 2014, and 2015. I was responsible for two sections each semester. This course is listed as Art & Design 105 in Purdue University’s course catalog.