First, a time change
Despite whatever time is listed in the catalog, we will meet on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. and usually wrap up anywhere from 8-10 p.m (it’s mostly lab time).
What is this class all about?
Given the course title “Advanced Design” and my background, anything is fair game. But for starters, we are going to dive deep into Adobe InDesign.
No tests, no quizzes, no memorization, and tentative deadlines. After the first night, occasionally and briefly I will lecture if I think it benefits this particular class or when I see a pattern of trouble. Otherwise, class will be lab time for you to work on your projects and get feedback from me. As for critiques, we’ll see how it goes and if they would be worth it. I approach class like a personal trainer and try to get everyone working on their goals and weak spots. I like to try and do a 2 minute check-in with everyone as soon as class starts, then circle back around group together students with similar problems, and save those who need the most help for last. I’m capable of staying late if you are.
Communication Arts Magazine or anything comparable.
Stop using flash drives, start using Dropbox. You can share files with me using [email protected].
In my perfect world, classes would simply be pass or fail. I really don’t care what your grade is, and neither will your employer. It’s just a formality of the institution. With that said, I usually grade easy. So for those of you worried about your grade, just talk to me about it. I hate grades because then students just focus on the grade, or completing a “checklist” to obtain the desired grade. That’s not going to help anyone. For all my classes, just focus on learning and understanding concepts. Walk away with knowledge, not grades.
Come to class if you want to learn and need feedback. If you have personal issues that prevent you from coming then don’t worry about missing a class, just contact me to work something out.
When the going gets tough …
Feel free to let me know what’s going on in your lives. There is more to life than work and school, so if you need to chat, are about to have a nervous breakdown, or need some sort of grace, just talk to me, and we will figure something out.