Design Assignments

Create a Magazine Cover

Have you ever been drawn towards the magazine section because of the beautiful layouts of the covers? Well, here’s your chance to create an eye-pleasing magazine cover about a subject that interests you! Create a magazine cover about fashion, cars, photography, cooking, etc. Create your main issue article as well as one or two other smaller articles relating to your magazine. Use programs like Canva, PhotoShop, or InDesign to create your cover. Happy designing!

VHS #4life

Create a VHS tape for a film that was released after 2005. Try and make it look like an 80s era tape like the example provided. Good luck, and may the 80s be with you always!

Create Rad Album Art from Photos

First, take some photos of friends, family, yourself, your dog, or anyone that strikes your fancy! Then, make a collage out of your pictures in the software of your choice and turn it into some rad Album art! Experiment with filters, add shapes and colors, and think about how you can create a design out of your photos. Maybe you could bring in a found image or pattern into your work, or maybe you could cut up your photos to create unique shapes- the possibilties are endless!
Finally, come up with a band name and album title to add to your design piece. Think about your music genre and what decade it would be released in. And most importantly, be creative, and have fun!

(This task combines the Visual Assignment, ‘Unsuspecting Friends’ and the Design assignment, ‘Your Big Break.’ But your friends don’t have to be unsuspecting here. By all means, get permission to photograph your friends)!

Event Poster

Design a poster for an upcoming event, it could be a concert, a car show, really anything you want, the event can even be made up. Be creative and have fun with it. When you finish your poster, advertise it on your social media accounts so people will know about the event. 

Body Image Book Cover Design

This is a cover for a book that I made which talks about Body Image and how it effects us physically and psychologically.

Charity Ad

Create an ad to inform people about a charity and encourage them to donate. It can be a real charity or you can make one up! 

Super tattoo

This is based on the “Tattoos that Describe you” assignment ( Create a tattoo design that represents your superpower or explains what you would do as a superhero.

From screen to page

Take a movie scene and make it into a comic book page – not just stringing six screenshots together, but designing it so there is emphasis and flow, and a use of the page layout to create meaning and dramatically tell the story. This may require editing dialogue, editing and cropping images, and visualizing sound effects. 

Tattoos that Describe you

Create a tattoo that can represent your personality type. Tell us about your tattooo, and what does it means to you. If there is any thing supersticious about your tattoo, share it with us. You can hand design your own unique tattoo on a plane paper, or you can use any photo editing software to design your tattoo. Once you design your own unique tattoo, make mutiple copies of that, and add different color effects to each copy. Each Color is unique, and can depict different mood. Use different effects and colors to represent the mood of your tattoo. Finally, make a collage of all the copies of tattoo you edit, and save it as jpg or png.

Please Note: if you are not good at photoshop or other photo tools but you really wana do this then use this site, it is a good and fast way to create tattoos. Use your imagination – create some thing Beyond Imagination

Contradiction Creation

Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white frame.