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For Designers

The design team uses the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) to bring the publication of Catalyst from a compilation of text into a work of art. As a designer, your job is to create a professional yet eye-popping publication. In particular, the role of the designer includes:

  • Creating graphics to accompany articles
  • Organizing articles in a layout that makes the publication fit and flow
  • Use fonts to your advantage to turn text into typography

This year at Catalyst, your co-directors of design, Vinita Israni (vmi1@rice.edu) and Olivia Derr (ogderr@rice.edu) are going to be leading design workshops to get all designers to a level of design proficiency that is necessary to work in Catalyst.

Guidelines for Workshops

Schedule of Workshops

  1. September 25, 2011
    • Explain process [might need graphics for blogs, articles, and ands]
    • Install program
    • Icebreakers
    • Basics of Design (inspiration)
  2. October 2, 2011
    • Basics of InDesign
    • Give assignment article
  3. October 9, 2011: Basics of Photoshop
  4. October 16, 2011: Basics of Illustrator
  5. October 23, 2011: Photography
  6. October 30, 2011: Typography
  7. November 6, 2011
    • Give articles (2 per person)
    • Assignment article due

November 20, 2011

  • Brochstein Office Hours
  • Draft of both articles, layout (drawn out)

January 2, 2011

  • Brochstein Office Hours
  • Digitized drafts (almost done)

February 5, 2011: Final Articles Due!