Anyone up for seeing a class project today? For my Advanced Computer Graphics class, we had to design a logo and tag line for a camp or retreat using Adobe Illustrator. Since I love coffee, I came up with the idea for a Barista Retreat, where you could go to learn how to make latte art. This site was my inspiration.
Here are printouts of my logos that I mounted onto a black presentation board to present to my teacher and class.
After doing thumbnail sketches to explore our ideas, we did a final drawing, scanned it, and drew it using Adobe Illustrator. We had to do a black and white version of our logo and a two-color version.
I also like being able to resize the electronic image to look like an icon.
Next we had to design a few patterns that we could turn into repeating tiles to be printed on things at this pretend camp, such as bed sheets, t-shirts, and mugs. I made over 12 patterns, but here’s a small sampling of some simple patterns to show you.
As you can see, I did a type pattern, a checkerboard pattern to mimic the texture of those cardboard coffee sleeves, steam swirls, and hearts inspired by coffee art.
I was happy with how this project turned out, and I was even happier to receive good feedback from my teacher. Best of all, I’m excited to finally know how to draw in Illustrator and how to make repeating patterns!