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SkillsUSA Pin Design Competition
Today we will be starting our SkillsUSA Pin Design Competition. This is our first of all our SkillsUSA Competitions. This competition focuses on the creation of a digital pin that represents your home state. We thankfully have Vermont.
We are going to take a methodical process to these pins. A lot of times we want to jump to your first idea. We will NOT be doing that. We will fallow the process below.
As a class, we will take a quick minute to brain storm what represents Vermont. Once we all come up with a few ideas. We will make our own word banks incase we get stuck on any ideas.
Circle 5 words that you want to start designing from. We will take these words onto the next step.
Once we all have our own 5 words. I would like you to sketch 3 completely different pin ideas PER word. This forces us to not stick with one idea and only one. Designers get stuck in this process all the time.
We will be creating our ins in Adobe Illustrator. This will allow us to create simple and easy shapes. Keeping vector artwork that we can scale anywhere anytime. Please Try to keep all your Ideas. Sometimes we brush over good ideas we think are bad.
- 8.5 x 11 print size
- Large Pin 7 x 7
- Small Pin 1 x 1
- SkillsUSA (Must be Capital “S” and “USA”)
- 2019 – 2020 or 19 – 20
We will be going through this process the next few weeks. Keep sketches and ideas at all times.