Skateboard Design Challenge

DUE DATE- LAST DAY TO WORK: THURSDAY MAY 15, NO EXCEPTIONS!!
CRITIQUE- FRIDAY MAY 16


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The Challenge: To create a unique and visually exciting skateboard design that reflects one of the following themes:

  1. Harmony with Nature
  2. Out of This World
  3. The Past Meets the Future

Your design MUST incorporate the following design elements:

•A principle of design (Emphasis, Rhythm or Balance)
•A Limited Color Scheme that complements your idea
•Interesting use of Typography- create a name for the company to include in the design
•Use of Texture in some way (overlays, etc.)

NO TRADEMARKED IMAGES (Mickey Mouse, for example)


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What you COULD do:

Use silhouettes
Layer images
Create a gradation of color
Repeat an image using overlapping and varying sizes
Play with transparency and overlays (layer blending modes)
Design on a diagonal or horizontal, rather than vertical
Have images extend outside the frame of the skateboard


DOWNLOADING IMAGES TO USE IN ILLUSTRATOR- if you are using images that you download, make sure to filter your results by selecting LARGE image files in Google search.

A GREAT WEBSITE FOR IMAGES-
http://www.morguefile.com/

A GREAT TUTORIAL FOR DESIGNING A DECK-
http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-create-a-patterned-vector-skateboard-design


A sketch is MANDATORY before you begin with the final work. It must be colored in as well. (20 points)

Your Final design needs to be 8 inches by 33 inches, with the best resolution you can manage (150 or more)
Save the following template onto your desktop, and then import it into Illustrator. (Click and drag)

The Template:
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