I will be gone to meetings today.  Mrs. Jordan will be my substitute.

Returning students continue working on Lynda.com or projects I have approved.

Any of you working with color may want to check out the “Color Palette Tools for Designers” information from Vandelay Design Blog. The resources provided may be helpful for anything from logos to websites or newsletters!

First year students …

Continue working on your logo for your restaurant or food business.  If you have completed the logo, post it on your blog (if you haven’t yet) as well as a projects page on your website.  Remember the logo is a visual graphic that people can connect to your business.  If you want more examples, you can check out the work of last year’s students (links available from menu at top of blog).  Logos should be 2″ x 2″ dimensions with 200 ppi resolution

Create a letterhead for your business.  Letterheads should be 8.5″ x 11″ dimensions with 200 ppi resolution.

The letterhead needs to include at minimum the following:

  • Name of business
  • Logo
  • Address (including street address, city, state, and zip code)
  • Phone number
  • Fax number
  • Email address
  • URL of website

Chapter 7 of “Robin Williams Design Workshop Second Edition” text has great information about jazzing up letterhead, envelopes, and business cards.  Do NOT just center information at the top and/or bottom of your projects and call that your design.  I am looking for something cool and dynamic!  Be sure to use the resources provided for inspiration.  Chapter 8 of “The Non-Designer’s Design & Type Books” (which are on a shelf under the hole punch machine in the hallway) has some great information about making dynamic letterheads and business cards as well as other materials.

Create an envelope to be used with the letterhead for correspondence.   Remember you are using the envelope to send information to someone…their address will be used in the area of who the correspondence is sent to.    Envelopes should be 9.5″ x 4.125″ dimensions with 200 ppi resolution.

If you complete the logo, letterhead, and envelope designs and post them on your blog and website, then you need to work on lynda.com lessons.

Quote:  Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we seek too late the one that is open. ~ Alexander Graham Bell