Design Classes

CDES 431 – Publication Design

Creation of documents to affect audiences, including book, magazine, annual report, newsletter, and experimental formats. Includes publication formula, analysis, and relation to electronic platforms.

Fall 2011

"Of the Just Shaping of Letters" (by Albrecht Dürer), designed and developed by Berta C. Roebuck, copyright 2011 "Of the Just Shaping of Letters" (by Albrecht Dürer), designed by Berta C. Roebuck, copyright 2011

CDES 337 – Packaging

To prepare the student to develop communication methodology for solving experimental packaging problems; to develop two-dimensional and three-dimensional package simulation techniques; to understand the marketing aspects of packaging, technical reproduction methods of packaging, and interface them with the visual media.

Spring 2011

seed packets, designed by berta c. roebuck, copyright 2011 Flattened togo box for "Spicy Cukes", designed by Berta C. Roebuck, copyright 2011 "Gerolsteiner" sparking water bottle label, designed by Berta C. Roebuck, copyright 2011 eco-sharp spread 2, designed by berta c. roebuck and elise beavers, copyright 2011

CDES 434 – Typography II

Introduction to typographic semantics, with an emphasis on the expression of meaning, experimentation, and discovery. Topics include contemporary typographic theory, font design, mixing messages, non-linear composition and sequence.

Fall 2010

Poster for "The Visual Language of Herbert Matter", designed by Berta C. Roebuck, copyright 2010 "The Night Shadows," chapter 3 from The Tale of Two Cities (by Charles Dickens), designed by Berta C. Roebuck, copyright 2010 "The Jabberwock" by Lewis Carroll, designed by Berta C. Roebuck copyright 2010

CDES 334 – Typography I

Introduction to typographic syntax, with an emphasis on the organization and visual structure of typographic information. Topics include principle of composition, form-counterform relationships, modular grids, proportion, and visual hierarchy.

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Spring 2009

Assignment 4, ©2009 Roberta Roebuck Assignment 3, ©2009 Roberta Roebuck Assignment 2, ©2009 Roberta Roebuck Assignment 1e, ©2009 Roberta Roebuck Assignment 1d, ©2009 Roberta Roebuck Assignment 1c, ©2009 Roberta Roebuck

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CDES 332 – Letterforms

Exploration of letterforms; historical through contemporary. Alphabet development and modification for visual communication. Experience with traditional letterform techniques and how they interface with current computer technologies.

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Fall 2008

Letterforms, ampersand Letterforms project 5, business system, ©2008 Roberta Roebuck wine bottle label CDES 332, project 2 part 2, ©2008 Roberta Roebuck CDES 332, project 2 part 1, ©2008 Roberta Roebuck CDES 332, project 1 part 2, ©2008 Roberta Roebuck CDES 332, project 1 part 1, ©2008 Roberta Roebuck

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CDES 333 – Graphic Visualization

Study of methods, materials, and techniques used by designers to translate literary or verbal messages into visual terms. Designed to equip students with foundation techniques for interpreting and explaining visual concepts.

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Fall 2007

Ad Studies, ©2007 Roberta Roebuck Wine Corkscrew, ©2007 Roberta Roebuck 'Trash Collect-igator', ©2007 Roberta Roebuck 'Shape Studies no.1 and no.2', ©2007 Roberta Roebuck Hotel 17 to the Met, ©2007 Roberta Roebuck 'Self-Portrait as Boondocks Character', ©2007 Roberta Roebuck 'Self-Portrait as Peppermint Patty', ©2007 Roberta Roebuck

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CDES 230 – Portfolio Review

Orientation to the visual portfolio process and review. Review of individual work by faculty committee. Required pieces to pass Portfolio Review:

  • 2 objective drawings
  • 2 graphic design pieces
  • 2 color theory pieces
  • 2 photographs
  • 1 set of thumbnail idea sketches
  • 1 10th piece

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Portfolio Review, my panel

Objective Drawing

Drawing 1 Drawing 2

Graphic Design

Graphic Design 1 Graphic Design 2

Color Theory

Color Theory 1 Color Theory 2

Photography

Photography 1 Photography 2

Thumbnails

Thumbnail 1 Thumbnail 2 Thumbnail 3

10th Piece

10th Piece

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CDES 314 – Web Animation I

A study in the design and development of multimedia. Emphasis on conceptualizing multimedia products for use in education and training, information delivery, and performance support. Hands-on skill development in creating digital elements for use in multimedia, such as graphics, audio, and video and combining these elements into interactive programs.

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Fall 2007

Flash Animation Project 5, ©2007 Roberta Roebuck Flash Animation Project 3, ©2007 Roberta Roebuck Flash Animation Project 2, ©2007 Roberta Roebuck

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CDES 206 – Introduction to Photography and Digital Imaging

An introduction to 35mm photography, emphasizing camera control, composition, and lighting and the fundamentals of digital imaging, including scanning, image manipulation, and printing. Includes a broad-based survey of photography.

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Fall 2002

Amy, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck Monkey Bars, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck Playground, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck Marble Apple, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck Light and Shadow study, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck My First Road Bike, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck

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CDES 132 -Visual Communication Concepts

Visual communication is explored through images which audiences view. Includes graphic design methodology, layout, typography, symbolism, and grid systems developed from thumbnail through comprehensive.

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Spring 2002

'The Mixing of a Cosmopolitan', ©2002 Roberta Roebuck 'Pumpkin Art', ©2002 Roberta Roebuck Mystery Folding Card, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck Newsletter Comps, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck Poster Comps, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck Idea Sketches, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck Type Indication Practice, ©2002 Roberta Roebuck

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