Graphic Design 1 (KPA)


The goal of this project is to asses the stu­den­t’s per­for­mance and poten­tial in the graphic design field.


The objec­tive of this assign­ment is to pro­vide an assess­ment of the stu­den­t’s port­fo­lio and efforts as part of the Uni­ver­si­ty’s Whole Per­son Assess­ment Pro­gram. ART 090 BFA Port­fo­lio Review and the WPA-BAA-Graphic Design I are the same assign­ment and scoring.

Background Reading


Using com­ments and sug­ges­tions for pre­vi­ous eval­u­a­tions and class­room cri­tiques, revise and turn in course assign­ments for review. This process should be done well before the final dead­line for the review. Often, the best time to revise a project is imme­di­ately after the review. Con­sider the craft nec­es­sary to main­tain a pro­fes­sional level of pro­duc­tion. Doc­u­ment your progress through brain­storm­ing, sketches and revi­sions, both phys­i­cal and digital.

Part One

Please sub­mit the fol­low­ing graphic design projects to the Adobe portfolio:

  • Con­cep­tual based project
  • Image based project
  • Vec­tor based project
  • Typo­graphic focused project
  • Process doc­u­men­ta­tion of a min­i­mum of one graphic design project ref­er­enced above (Pro­vide exam­ples, espe­cially sketches to proofs, to fin­ished project.)
  • Projects com­pleted out­side of course requirements

Doc­u­ment each project with a short descrip­tion of details regard­ing the project para­me­ters: date, size, media, project objec­tive etc. Cre­ate and crop project images to ensure that mul­ti­ple details and sub­tle aspects are pre­served. Some use of stag­ing tem­plates is accept­able, but they should not take the pri­or­ity of the analy­sis of your work.

Part Two

Note: These instruc­tions are sim­i­lar to those used in ART 090 BFA Port­fo­lio Review course. Please only cre­ate one Graphic Design page that can be used in both loca­tions and courses.

Using your Adobe Cre­ative Cloud Port­fo­lio account to cre­ate a dig­i­tal ver­sion of the board. Sign in to https://​port​fo​lio​.adobe​.com/. Select any theme. Click the “Add Con­tent” but­ton on the left and cre­ate a new Gallery named “ART 090 BFA Port­fo­lio Review.” Next, nav­i­gate to the new gallery and make a new page. Title this page the “Graphic Design”. Use the Add Con­tent tools, such as the Photo Grid to add pho­tos of your work ref­er­enced in part one. Use the Add Text tool in the Add Con­tent tool box to place sup­port­ing text on the page. Update and pub­lish the site.

Part Three

Nav­i­gate to the “ART 090 BFA Port­fo­lio Review” and take a screen shot. Upload the it to the appro­pri­ate D2L drop­box and Cre­ate a click­able, direct link to the page in the com­ments section.

To take a screen-shot:

  • Com­mand-Shift-4-Space­bar: Takes a screen­shot of the win­dow, and saves it as a file on the desk­top. The file will have a .png extension.
  • Com­mand-Shift‑3: Takes a screen­shot of the entire screen, and saves it as a file on the desk­top. The file will have a .png extension.
  • Instead of using the key­board short­cuts above, screen­shots can be taken by using the Screen­shot appli­ca­tion included with Mac OS X. It is located at /Applications/Utilities/Screenshot or by search­ing via Spot­light in the upper right of the Mac screen.
  • For more infor­ma­tion, please visit: https://​sup​port​.apple​.com/​e​n​-​u​s​/​H​T​2​0​1​361


  • The fol­low­ing rubric posted on D2L will deter­mine Key Pro­gram Assess­ment scores: Graphic Design 1 (KPA)
  • The fol­low­ing rubric posted on D2L will deter­mine Whole Per­son Assess­ment (WPA) scores: WPA-BAA-Graphic Design I
  • The fol­low­ing rubric posted on D2L will only be used as a ref­er­ence and will not be scored: Graphic Design 3.1 ART 218 Graphic Design I Port­fo­lio Assessment


Cumu­la­tive from each assign­ment or project


As defined by each assign­ment or project.


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