Exercise 01.01: The Graphic Image


To review the tech­ni­cal, aes­thetic and con­cep­tual skills needed for suc­cess­ful design solutions.


Com­plete a sim­ple lay­out visu­ally defin­ing a sci­ence field using images and a lim­ited amount of text.


This exer­cise uti­lizes quick idea gen­er­a­tion and pro­duc­tion. The focus is on the graphic impact, and less on any real­is­tic para­me­ters asso­ci­ated with a prac­ti­cal project. Cre­ate an 8.5 x 11 in lay­out with full bleeds and full color that defines your cho­sen field of sci­ence using images and the max­i­mum of one sen­tence. No restric­tions on images source (please cite). Fonts are lim­ited to the AFFEE or restricted set.

Cre­ate a PDF from the files and deliver it to the appro­pri­ate D2L Dropbox.


  • The fol­low­ing rubric posted on D2L will deter­mine exer­cise score: Exer­cise Grading


com­puter, soft­ware of choice, web browser


As defined by cor­re­spond­ing cal­en­dar item, drop­box, dis­cus­sion or con­tent topic description.