Graphic Design

This unit focuses on the field of graphic design. Students become graphic designers and create graphic posters on Adobe Spark by using colors, shapes, and fonts. Considering content and composition, graphic designers should clearly communicate an original message. The visual components of the design should help the viewer understand the message and should be pleasing to the eye.

Learning Objectives
  • Students will be able to

Media Arts Standards
  • Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

  • Anchor Standard #5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

  • Anchor Standard #9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

  • Anchor Standard #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art

Vocabulary/Key Concepts
  • Content - cohesive photos, text, and graphics are included in final design

  • Composition - design uses one of the compositional techniques

    • Rule of Thirds

    • Balance

    • Movement

    • Extending Beyond

Wonder how this worked with students? Check out our blog post about this unit.