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Week 5: It’s Time to Design

By Posted in - Bag of Tricks & Spring 2012 UMW Tricks on February 14th, 2012 1 Comments

This week we move into the Design Assignments portion of the class- the work here involved more manipulation of graphics than just working with photos, we introduce use of typography, color, symbols. You will want to be getting more familiar with a graphics tool that allows the use of layers, such as GIMP or Aviary.

In class, we reviewed a bit of Design Elements:

and students were charged with a “design blitz” to find examples in the room or the hallway- our group nabbed 62 photos, tagged in flickr:

They also added these to a group edited collection of resources and notes taken during class, available at

We then had a conversation with Tim Owens spoke about design:

Some resources shared by Tim include:

Remember this week to do your Daily Creates every day and complete 15 stars worth of Design Assignments.

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