CLASS 12 | June 8th

Welcome to Class #12.

– 12:45pm  Stephanie meeting with me

Agenda for today:
• Engagement exercise
• Show and tell: Noriko
• Assignment #9 & #10 Review
• Grids and Layout
• Assignment # 11 brief
• Reading IV
• Ticket out the Door

– 4pm Pam meeting with me

Assignment #9 and #10 Review

One by one we will go around the class and share the outcomes of the assignments.

• Assignment #9: Speak to your reasoning behind your font choice, medium used and the concept behind your composition and how these elements effectively convey the message.

• Assignment #10: Share your chosen “self care” activity and why you chose to do it. Also speak briefly to how this experience effected your creativity; your mood, motivation, inspiration, perspective.

Grids and Layout

Form: How a design is structured, looks and feels: the shape, formation and appearance  that creates a connection with the audience /viewer

Function: How a design works or performs a task: the manner in which it operates or plays a role for an intended purpose or use.



Style: the specific aesthetic approach used to develop a visual language or visual effect that connects to either a time, place or context, to create a connection (often emotional) with the viewer.

Rule of Thirds:
Dividing your art board or frame into equal thirds both horizontally and vertically to create pleasing and engaging compositions.

Lets watch this quick video to further explore this concept.


















Manuscript Grid
The simplest of all grids. Base structure is a large rectangular area.















Column Grid
Content arranged into vertical columns. They can be of any width.














Modular Grid
A column grid with a number of horizontal flow lines that subdivide the columns into rows, creating a matrix of cells called modules.















Hierarchical Grid
These grids conform to the needs of the information they organize, based more bon an intuitive placement of alignments customized to the various proportions of the elements.









Making and breaking the grid. By Timothy Samara

Here are a plethora of  examples of grids used in graphic Design

TO DO’s | For Next class Due 1pm Tuesday June 13th.

Assignment #11
• Find two different examples of a grid in print that you feel are successful and effective examples of a layout e.g: newspaper, magazine, brochure, flyer, poster etc.
• Using a piece of tracing paper, a ruler and a fine tip black marker, trace out the underlying grid for each, that forms the layout of the design, as well as any evident rule of thirds.
• Label the various parts of the grid as per the anatomy image presented in this class.
• Classify which kind of grid this is, and share why you think it is effective/successful in no more than 100 words, posted to the class blog.
• Take photos of your two grid traces and add them to your post.
• Bring your traces to class on Tuesday.

Reading VI
Please read this article and bring your notes on learnings and key takeaways to class next week for discussion.
What is the Golden Ratio?

Ticket out the Door
Before you leave class today,  please share your answers to these two questions, on the piece of paper provided:

  1. What assignment or content presented in this class so far have you found most interesting and useful?
  2. What topic(s) or areas do you want to explore further in class #13? If so, are there any specific questions would you like answered?

Leave your piece of paper on the table before exiting. Thank you:-)