Class Hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Classroom Available: 9:20 – 2:35 (Except Tuesdays @ 2:05 – Staff Meetings)
- B Day
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Donovan College Life Presentation
This morning Donovan will be coming in to present us College Life @ Champlain:
“I’m going to be talking about my major then dive into the game studio at Champlain. An in depth view. I was also going to show them Pineapple the game Management system we have at Champlain that is Industry standard. Well Redmine/pineapple is my schools standard but most studios have some program for it. I was also going to talk about Scrum. The tool we use during the production of games. I was also going to bring my board game that I just finished in to show the type of rapid prototyping that we do and Champlain and that we can do. Also I was going to answer any questions the CAWDians has about Champlain or applying in general. Also I have some business cards for Howie who is the admissions counselor for CAWD. Also for the career coach for the game studio Daphne Walker. She is a fantastic resource. I was also going to talk some about some things about Champlain’s course load.”
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 99 Designs Logos
This afternoon we are going to find clients for ourselves to make money. Real money. 99Designs is a website where you as a freelance designer can find clients or vice versa. Signing up for a 99Designs account is similar to having a small portfolio review. Today we will be finding contests for ourselves to “compete” in. If you want to create an account and actually submit your work to make that dough, please feel to do so.
We will all be working in a standard workflow to make sure we are not just jumping straight to the computer.
Take a minute to browse through the contests. School appropriate companies only. Keep an eye on the contest requirements. This is your clients needs. Ignoring any of those requirements means you will most likely not get the votes and make the money.
A lot of the times we jump straight to the computer to get our ideas out. This is not the best process as we may be wasting some of our time. We SHOULD be sketching our ideas out first before jumping onto the computer.
- 6 Low Qual Sketches
- 2 Medium Qual Sketches
- 1 High Qual Sketches
Once you have shown me your final sketch, you may jump to the computer.
Now that we have our contest, we have read all our requirements from the client and we have our sketches, we may jump to Illustrator or Photoshop. Keep all versions of your work, similar to the example above. You can copy your art-boards as many times as you’d like so you never have to lose any work.
When complete, upload as 99DesignLogo.jpg to your week_11 folder.
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 99 Designs Logos
Continuing on our 99 Design Logos. Good time to think about portfolio work as well. If we want to create our little free lance space on 99 designs.
- 1:55 computers are asleep.
- I’ll open up all the Twitter accounts
- TWO things you were able to get done in your day.
- ONE thing you were unable to get done, but will get to soon.