Graphics 217 is an introduction to the profession of graphic design. This course will give you theoretical and hands-on experience to the methods, techniques and underlying principles of visual communication. The ability to visually solve problems is what defines graphic design, and its effectiveness is measured by a designer’s ability to convey the message they seek to send through a variety of media including websites, identities, posters, advertisements and magazines. In this class we will examine the theories and tools that can be used to achieve effective graphic design.

This blog will track the progress of students as they learn the fundamentals of graphic design and share their thoughts and experiences.