Principles Of Assignment Design

 Ms. Babkie's Graphic Design Classes

Illustrator File

ARTBOARD:13 x 19”    LIVE ART AREA:    11 x 17”

Your Preferred Layout

Put a Black Holding Line around the Artboard

Gallery Signature:
Your Name  |  Imagine Rhythm Poster  |  Graphic Design II  |  Period 4

Name your File:

and Export as a JPG  Resolution 300!

(First) NameImagineRhythmPosterPd4.jpg

SEND BABKIE the JPG!!!!!!!



Work on the Visual Designs or Work on the Typography

See Part 2 for your Directions

Send me your Progress - it doesn't have to be finished - in a PDF.

Your File should be named: NameRhythmImagineLayoutsPd3.pdf


Part 1:  Your first assignment for the POD:  Rhythm

is to write an Essay / Paragraph describing what you understand about Rhythm in Graphic Design.

Write the Essay in a Word Document  •  Double Spaced  •  In your own words:  10 - 12 sentences

You need to have your name, Graphic Design II, Project, and Period on the paper

You must name the file: (Your First) NameRhythmEssayPdX.docx

And e mail that to me from your school webmail.

The body of the Essay should include where you found your information:  Site your material.

Please find at least 3 sites and include them at the bottom of your Essay.

Pose the question:  What is Rhythm in Graphic Design?

Then Research / Write the answer to that question

Essay Deadline:  Friday, 2 / 24

Part 2:  IMAGINE Rhythm Poster Layouts

Part 2 of our Rhythm segment is to create 3 Layouts of what will be a Final Poster Design for our Arts Show


Work up 3 layouts  •  8.5 x 11(Letter)  •  Using Illustrator and Photoshop

Create 3 Art Boards on one Work Space  •  1/2" Margin all around = Live Art area =  7.5 x 10

Note: when I say Live Art Area, that means use that whole area

Portrait Orientation  •  Do your Informational (Body Copy) in Illustrator

Do your Image Work / Pixels in Photoshop – UNLESS your Design is better created in Illustrator!

Here is the text you should include in the Layouts:

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––  IMAGINE ARTS SHOW  ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Treasure Coast High School's VPA Department Art Show

Thursday & Friday:  May 4th & 5th  AND  May 11th & 12th

Walk-Through's Scheduled in Our VPA Classrooms

Showcasing Performances and Visual Art of the

Theatre, Dance, Fine Art, Photography and Graphic Design Students

For more Information Contact Ms Stark at

And visit the School Website for further Details

Further Specifications Include:

Use 3 different Fonts for the Title (DaFont or other)

Then use a Font from our System Fonts that works nicely with that Title Font

for the Body Copy or Text.

- One Font per Layout -

Research how your Layouts will work by looking at our Reference Library of Typography and Layout

and Site at least 3 Books that you have referenced

3 Different Layouts!!!!!!


Proportion & Scale both speak about the size of objects - in the world, in art, architecture, whatever. 

Scale refers to the size of one thing in relation to another thing.  Proportion refers to the relative size of parts of a whole. 

The human body is an example of this.  The Fibonacci Sequence is a set of numbers with the pattern of each number

being the sum of the previous two.  The Golden Ratio is a design concept that helps to create visually appealing proportions

in art, architecture and design throughout history.  Rule of Thirds are three equally sized horizontal and vertical sections

that help one choose where to place design elements.  It is very effective in placing and sizing pictures in a layout.


Students will find a large, clear picture depicting each of the different principles of design. Students will then write a complete sentence describing where they see each of the principles of design in the pictures they have chosen.


  • white paper
  • interior magazines
  • scissors
  • glue
  • example Principle Pictures assignment
  • Principle Pictures assignment sheets

Background for Teachers

Please be aware that the principles of design are the "rules" or guidelines that one should follow when using the elements of design. The principles are balance, rhythm, scale & proportion, emphasis and harmony.

Student Prior Knowledge

This assignment should serve as a sort of test of students' knowledge. Students should have been taught what each of the principles of design are and how to identify them.

Intended Learning Outcomes

This picture assignment should reinforce all information taken in the lecture/discussion portions of this unit as well as the hands-on activities that have gone along with each of the discussions.

Instructional Procedures

Hand out a Principles Picture assignment sheet to each member of the class. Read over the entire assignment sheet as a class. All necessary directions are written on the assignment sheet as well as the grading rubric. Show students your example assignment/pictures in order for them to get a clear idea of what is expected of them. Turn the rest of the class period over to them to complete their assignment. At the end of this class period, let them know that they will have an additional 30 minutes in (more or less according to what you feel they need) the following class period to finish their picture assignment. Remind them that if they have questions concerning a certain principle of design, they should refer to their notes for help first and ask you second.

Strategies for Diverse Learners

Struggling students could give an oral explanation of where they see the principle of design in each of their chosen pictures instead of having to write a complete sentence..

Assessment Plan

Each correct picture is worth 5 points. An additional 5 points per picture may be earned if the label is in black ink and block letter, if the picture is cut out cleanly and centered, and if the overall presentation is professional in nature--for a total of ten points per picture or 100 points for the entire assignment.


USOE Curriculum Guide

Created: 07/23/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018

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