Where Do Ideas Come From?

Take a few minutes to read this excerpt from a book about the artwork of children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle. Afterwards, reflect on the article and consider your own experiences and inspirations. What are some of the “dabs of color” in your creative pursuits? In other words, what’s your inspiration? Where do ideas come […]

It’s A Lot To Process

As you know, this week we started our first client project. Working with a client requires designers to develop an entirely different set of skills to ensure the success of their project. Open the attached PDf file and read the interview with Dave Mason where he discusses how he solves design problems and works with […]

The Writing Is On The Wall

Take a few minutes to visit the link below which includes a brief video and interview about an installation project created for Sony Music by designer Alex Fowkes. Afterwards, search the internet and locate an equally amazing example of professional design which is type-based. Post a comment which includes the link to the site you […]

Deep Thoughts.

Take a few minutes to reflect on the conversation we had in class yesterday. What are you thinking about? Did you hear anything that surprised you?  What do you wish you would have asked? What did you learn? As always, feel free to use correct grammar (it matters) and at least 200 words in your […]

The Active Type.

Take a few minutes to visit the attached link which discusses the design and development of an animated typeface called Mobilo. Afterwards, take a few minutes to consider other practical examples where type has been “animated” to communicate an idea or story. Use at least 200 words and describe a possible application for Mobilo. In […]

In Living Color

Take a few minutes to take a look at the links below. Afterwards, locate an example of a professional poster design on Communication Arts website (www.commarts.com) that uses color really well.Identify the type of color scheme (for example analogous) that the designer chose and explain/defend the color choices that the designer made. Make sure that […]

Let Me Introduce Myself.

Take a few minutes to check out the video below. Afterwards, consider some of the brands (companies, products, organizations) that you see and support on a daily basis. Choose one and write a brief (200 words) review of their logo. Make sure that you consider the symbolism, colors, and audience. Finally, attach a link to […]

Now Hiring.

Recently we heard a presentation from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). During the presentation, the representative spoke about some of the potential career paths for a person interested in art and design and some of the correlating majors at CIA. I’m pretty confident that you were already aware of some of the careers in […]

Who Do You Love?

Welcome to the official blog for the Whitmer Design program. A few weeks ago I asked you to interview and introduce one of your classmates. As a continuation of that conversation, I would like you to introduce the rest of us to someone that you love. I’m not talking about your mom, dad, cat, etc. […]

Lab Fees and Supplies

As we wind down the school year I would like to get some input from you about supplies that you think would be beneficial to you for our class. As you know, each of you paid a $35 lab fee this year and received a technical pencil, micron pens, a prismacolor marker, kneaded eraser, plastic […]