office phone: 916.278.4319

office location: Mariposa Hall 5017

office hours:
M, W 12-12:45p.m. and T, Th 3-3:45p.m.

California State University, Sacramento

Department of Design

Program of Graphic Design

Associate Professor John P. Forrest Jr.

Fall 2013

image of and example of interval

gphd 145: Visual Image


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gphd 145 syllabus


swot survey

exercise 1

exercise 2

campaign content

sac state marks

reading list

Making and Breaking the Grid

Explorations in Typography / Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting

A Designer's Research Manual: Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and What They Really Need (Design Field Guide)

links: additional reading / viewing

the carousel

design thinking: tim brown of ideo


first things first manifesto 1964

first things first manifesto 1964

first things first manifesto 2000

commentary on the first things first manifesto

Fall 2013 course schedule

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gphd 145 section 1
Monday, Wednesday 3:00-5:30p.m.

gphd 145 section 2
Tuesday, Thursday 12:00-2:30p.m.

gphd 25 section 3/4
Monday, Wednesday 1-2:50p.m.