• What’s this site?

    This is the companion website to Comm 240: Electronic Communication - Techniques and Methods. It is full of information. However, the submission of assignments happens in your portfolio blogs.

30-second Commercial – Stills

Create a 30-second commercial for a non-profit organization or cause… Use however many still photographs or images of words you need to convey the message. Start with 12 and decrease or increase depending on the tempo you want to set. Write a script for your voice over … Have music or ambient sound as well … Continue reading


Music Kiosk Presentation

Create a self-timed presentation in either Powerpoint or Keynote.   Use the band you created you created a poster for. The presentation is comprised of the following: A sound track provided by the artist (pick one of your favorites) . Opening slide with your presentation title, your name and the date An overview slide that … Continue reading

The Poster

Concert Poster in InDesign Assignment: Create an 11×17″ concert poster for your favorite band or artist. This is a fictional poster for a real band/artist. Requirements: The venue of the concert is the RWU campus, so research the rules and policies with CEN. You may not use just any photos of the band or band members … Continue reading

Animated Postcard

Using Adobe Photoshop’s animation tools, create an animated postcard from your font poem and collage. Animate the words and letters of your poem using layers. Make your collage the final image. Play continuously. Save as an animated GIF file.

The e-Collage

The word Collage comes from the French word coller, meaning to glue. ____________________________________________________ It usually involves layers of material glued to a piece of canvas or paper. ____________________________________________________ For this assignment you will be creating your collage digitally with Adobe Phototshop. Using your own images and royalty-free material you can find on the Internet, create a … Continue reading

Font Poem

Creating a font poem will introduce you to the typography tools in Photoshop and give you a chance to experiment with typeface or “fonts”. This assignment is borrowed from my colleague Carol Schwalbe. Some things to remember: Your font poem should demonstrate creative use of typography. Minimize the use of special effects; concentrate instead on … Continue reading

Contact Sheet

This assignment is called a “Contact Sheet” because it is a combination of terms used by dark room photographers for the test print of a series of photos. Contact prints of images taken from negatives were used to help photographers decide which images to print, as printing images on photo paper was (and still is) … Continue reading

Assignment 1 – Portfolio Blog

Project 1 consists of one assignment intended to build your web editing skills. All assignments use WordPress and other online tools. Portfolio Blog A Personal Portfolio Blog for displaying your work and your design rationales. You will be using wordpress.com to create your blog. This will be a semester long assignment. You will be posting homework, design … Continue reading

Overview of the Course

The focus of this course is usable design of the well-crafted message using print and presentation electronic media with the appropriate tools. While this course develops a working knowledge of print and web-based communication technologies widely used today, including professional use of multi-media, presentation, imaging and layout tools, the emphasis is on PROJECT MANAGEMENT and … Continue reading