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Business and Information Technology Education
Layout Design Techniques
Students will be immersed in the basic elements of design and composition including typography, color, and information design. Students also focus on enhancing their creativity by producing graphical assets that incorporate design principles.
Carrie DeMuth
Business and Computer Tech OR Fundamentals of Technology
Explain the purpose of design and the critical steps in the design process.

Develop strategies for creating original web design layouts and content.

Create useable and compelling web site layouts that enhance the branding of the company and target the intended market.

Explore the use of color and typographic principles to enhance a web site interface.

Compare and contrast web designs and provide constructive criticism based on design principles.

Implement phases of project management in the production of a web site layout.

Locate images to implement into design layouts without infringing on copyright laws.
(Select from the following options)

Brainbench: Photoshop

Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop

ODCTE: Advertising Design: Production Artist (OD44114)
Adobe, Brainbench

Zing!: Five Steps and 101 Tips for Creativity On Command ISBN: 0-9744996-3-3

Lynda Online Training Library -

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design ISBN: 0975841963

Design Fundamentals for New Media ISBN: 1401837794

Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design ISBN: 1592533019

Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students (Design Briefs) ISBN: 1568984480

Graphic Design Basics ISBN: 04950006939

Color Design Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design ISBN: 1592531929

Color Harmony, Chijiiwa, ISBN 0-93560-306-9

Designer's Color Manual, Fraser and Banks, ISBN 0-8118-4210-X

The Non-Designer's Design Book, ISBN 1-56609-159-4

The Digital Designer, ISBN 0-7668-7347-1

Advertising Design: Production Artist - CTTC
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