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Weekly Design Exercise abbrev. DEX

/‘wiːkli/ /‘dɪˈzʌɪn/ /‘ɛksəsʌɪz/ | noun

noun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises

1.Activity requiring physical effort occurring once a week, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness of your freakin’ mind.

E.”Weekly Design Exercise improves your Adobe skills and design power"

Feel free to jump into our weekly design brief and produce a mini design project. They are completely free. No catch! These exercises are The Graphic Design School’s contribution to the continuum of the design education of our design graduates, students and the design world at large. Gosh darn that’s nice of us!

Who is this for?

Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level designer. There is a brief to suit you. Follow the instructions in the brief to the letter.

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What if I want to go further?

If you love what we do, and think you would like to try your hand at becoming a designer. Check out our courses here.

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Perfect the use of the Pen Tool's cooler brother, the Curvature Tool
21mins Icon for illustrator Adobe SoftwareIcon for photoshop Adobe Software
Design Brief:
Draw something in 1 continuous line and apply it to a packaging or poster mockup. Believe it or not, continuous line drawing is an art movement (we will show you more examples in the video). You can draw anything, an object, person, animal, plant, anything your heart desires. The catch is the image must be easily recognisable.

"Cosmetic Bottle Packaging"by Anthony Boyd
"Cosmetics Packaging Mockup"by Anthony Boyd
"Free Minimal Poster Mockup"by Nima Rahimiha
Draw your own one-line art piece!
Now take your one-line image and use it as part of a bigger design piece; fictional or real branding, an advertisement, a pattern, etc. This tutorial uses the line as part of a cosmetics brand, but of course there’s so much else you can do. Maybe you will be doing a design for a pet food brand, or a billboard campaign for a travel agency, or use it to design a repeat pattern for you textile project…
Use mockups to show your design to the world. There’s a couple of freebies attached, these are for cosmetics so feel free to find a mockup that suit your design
Design Constraints:
Make sure you make a sketch first, before turning to the computer. Use Illustrator to vectorise your sketch. Draw your line art with the curvature tool. Use Photoshop to create a mockup.
Design Goals:
Create a figure with 1 line only! Be aware that the way you make your line look (eg. straight or bumpy, smooth or angular), is also a way to communicate the message.
Tools & Techniques:
Adobe IllustratorIllustrator Pen ToolIllustrator Curvature ToolIllustrator Warp ToolMockups
Total Time Allowed:
30-45 minutes for concept and sketching. After that 30 Minutes for Beginner. 60 Minutes for Intermediate. 90 Minutes for Advanced.

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