A sketch by Raymond Loewy of a redesigned Shell Oil logo. Notice the use of a grid as a design structure.
Instructor: Michael O’Donnell, Associate Professor
Office: 119J OEC
Office hours: 10 a.m. – noon Monday – Thursday
Class time: 3:25 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays
Classroom: 312 OEC
About this course
In COJO 256 Design Concepts, our goal is to provide you with a basic understanding of design elements and principles. Our emphasis is on typography, grid-based architecture and color, with hands-on projects to be completed using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
This Web site is here to assist you and to supplement the materials you receive in class. It has everything you need to complete your assignments, including:
- Syllabus information: Grading standards and other information.
- Technology information: Software and hardware requirements.
- Schedule: A day-by-day schedule for class.
- Projects: Links to the assigned projects and to PDF instructions.
- Tests: A list of what will be on each test.
- Resources: A page of links to books and Web pages on design, including glossaries on typography, color and design.
- Lecture notes. The notes from lectures in PDF format.
You can view an electronic syllabus in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Any time you see the .pdf suffix on a file, you’ll need Acrobat to read that file. If you need Acrobat for your own computer, go to www.adobe.com to download it for free.