Student Work
2015-2017




Project:
Digital Decay

Fundamentals of Digital Media,
Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Assignment: Find a a photograph from before 1970. Use combinations of destructive editing tools to transform the image. Examples: oversharpening, pixilation, over blurring, colorizing, and so on. Make 4 distinct variations
Objective: To draw comparisons between the loss of digital information with the passing of time; to teach students about image resolution and how to create custom “filters” in photoshop

Project: Symbols and Signs

Fundamentals of Digital Media, Spring 2016 and Fall 2016

Assignment: Make a set of 4-6 vector shapes. Combine them into a cohesive set of characters; a kind of “alphabet.”
Objective: To learn vector tools; to begin to think about symbolic meaning in design; to make many iterations before the final set.


Project:
Desktop as Landscape

Fundamentals of Digital Media,
Fall 2016

Assignment: Translate a screenshot of your desktop into a version of a found artwork of your choice. Use only pixels and materials from the screenshot to re-create the artwork.
Objective: To understand digital spaces and the infinite possibilites of the medium. Introduction to basic Photoshop tools and concepts, image size and resolution. 
From left to right: desktop image, art image, end product.





Project: Corporate Combinations

Fundamentals of Digital Media,
Fall 2016
Assignment: Choose 2 major brands and combine their language and iconography. Work in both digital and analog spaces to design a poster tryptych. Emphasis on experiments in scanography/xerigraphy.
Objective: To introduce a sense of play and experimentation in design; to get students accustomed to move out of the computer, work in analog, and then process the analog work back into the digital.


Project: Deck of Cards

Fundamentals of Digital Media,
Fall 2016
Assignment: Design a suite from a deck of cards, inspired by an art/design subject of your choice, with a restricted color palette
Objective: To facilitate self-direction; to use all the accumulated skills from the quarter.

Project: Infographic Books

Fundamentals of Digital Media,
Spring 2016
Assignment: Design a folding or loose-leaf book of infographics around a subject of your choosing, with an emphasis on collecting data based around your personal interests and experiences. 
Objective: To help students to work in a self-directed way, letting them set their own parameters for the project; to use all the accumulated skills from the quarter.