Graphic Design I

Design and Graphic Arts
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 60,0 TP + 4,0 OT

- Maria João Bom Mendes dos Santos

Not applicable.

1 Master basic visual syntax
2 Acquire a comprehensive graphical visual literacy
3 Select, class and manipulate typographic elements of a graphic project
4 Design symbols
5 Bring image and text together
6 Develop corporate identity projects

1 Introduction to graphic design: syntax and visual literacy
lect, class and manipulate letterpress elements of a graphic project
2 Composition
3 Shape, line, contour and filling, shape and background, texture, color
4 Choosing the right typeface
5 Letter, word, phrase, text
6 Text and Image
7 Iconic symbols
8 Corporate Identity

Evaluation Methodology
Summative evaluation of 10 projects (first eight all with weight 1; the last two with weight 3). The delivery of the projects is compulsory for all examination dates.

- Willberg, H. (2003). Primeros Auxilios en Tipografia. Espanha: Editorial Gustavo Gili
- Wong, W. (2004). Diseño Grafico Digital. Espanha: Editorial Gustavo Gili
- Lupton, E. e Philips, J. (2008). Graphic Design: The New Basics. USA: Princeton Architectural Press
- Wilde, J. e Wilde, R. (2000). Visual Literacy: A Conceptual Approach to Graphic Problem Solving. USA: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc

Method of interaction
1 Theoretical introduction to practical exercises
2 Short exercises
3 Project monitoring
4 Result analysis

Software used in class
Adobe Illustrator; Adobe InDesign; Adobe Photoshop