Design Exercises Weekly
WEEKLY DESIGN EXERCISE abbrev. DEX/‘wiːkli/ /‘dɪˈzʌɪn/ /‘ɛksəsʌɪz/ | nounnoun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises
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Week 41 Create Beautiful Type Design Editorials for Print and Web
Create your shapes with body of text.
Design Brief: Create an Instagram post turning text into texture and applying that to your design.
White Smoke - From pngTree.com
iPhone with Mobile UI Kit Mockup - From freepik.com
Stilson - Type from Adobe Fonts.com
Beginner: Fill a shape with placeholder text.
Intermediate: Create a design with a one large letter and make a shape surrounding that letter with body text.
Advanced: Add texture to the background of your design.
Design Constraints: Make a sketch first, before getting started with your computer. Use InDesign to vectorise your letter. Use the Pen, Shapes and Text Tool to create your shape.
Design Goals: Create a design that you can post on instagram.
Total Time Allowed: Allow 30-45 minutes for concept and sketching. After that, allow another 30 minutes for beginner designers, an hour for intermediate and up to 90 minutes total for the advanced challenge.