A+D Projects

DES 425

Keywords and Themes

Design Studio
Project Management
Client Relationships
Studio Tours & Field Trips

Course Description

DES 425: A+D Projects

Course description: Advanced development of graphic design skills with emphasis placed upon conceptual development, research, visual and written messages, multi-task time and materials management, budgets and production. Emphasis will be placed on studio management, teamwork and production. Prerequisites: Successfully pass the sophomore review. Instructor approval.

A+D Projects is the in-house studio for the School of Art+Design at Portland State University. With the faculty and organizations of the School as our clients, we emulate a design agency for students and the relationships between clients and designers. We work in many different ways, giving students the opportunity to work in groups or one-on-one with clients, depending on the scope of the projects submitted. Our team comes together regularly to discuss in-studio activities and to talk about progress and process of current projects. Although we have different clients and work flow, we as a studio seek to foster internal collaboration. Small or large, our designers love to receive new work. This class involves working on multiple client projects, a self-initiated project as well as field trip participation.