Category: Study Notes

Ideas from the History of Graphic Design – Week 4 Assignment

The final week of Ideas from the History of Graphic Design was about different graphic design subcultures from the 1950’s and 1907’s. It was interesting to learn about how much design had changed. For our assignment, we were asked to talk about a more recent subculture and describe its characteristics, function, members, and a bit about its Read More

Ideas from the History of Graphic Design – Week 3 Assignment

For Week 3, the topic was about Modernism in America and how design played a vital role in establishing commercial brand identities of various companies. As an assignment, we were to find a contemporary example that incorporated symbols or symbolic language in its design, describing what is communicated by the symbol and its overall effect. Read More

Ideas from the History of Graphic Design – Week 2 Assignment

In Week 2 of Ideas from the History of Graphic Design, our new assignment was to identify 3 new tools used by designers right now and give reasons why the tool or technology is relevant to the practice of design. Here are my answers: #1 Adobe Creative Suite that includes Photoshop and Illustrator has become Read More

Ideas from the History of Graphic Design – Week 1 Assignment

I finished the course Introduction to Typography and so I am taking another course in Coursera fom the California Insitute of the Arts called Ideas from the History of Graphic Design. The first week talked about how industrialization and mass production in the 19th century pushes for advertising and graphic design to promote and sell products. Read More

Introduction to Typography – Final Assignment

I finished the course Introduction to Typography in Coursera offered by the California Institute of the Arts. I enjoyed the lessons a lot as I have been interested in typography and calligraphy of late. I think I will never look at a font the same (simple) way again. Here’s my final assignment submission where we Read More