Visitor are you ready to WOW! the BOSS with your amazing Adobe Illustrator skills?
Vormator is the ultimate challenge of your creativity. The aim of this project is to give each designer the chance to show his or her abilities to create an amazing design with limited means–Constrained Creativity.
Each designer will have the exact same set of 8 shapes to use in his or her design. With only these eight shapes you will be challenged to create your own unique design within a strict set of rules. It all comes down to your imagination and creativity.
Do you think you’re up for the challenge? Who will find the most creative solution?
Click CONTINUE to find out.
Design doesn’t happen in a vacuum. As a designer you always want to purposefully search for inspiration for your designs. Don’t copy another artist’s design, but use other designs as a reference to inspire your design.
Create a Pinterest board titled: The Vormator Project.
Search Behance for 5+ examples of the Vormator Project. Pin each example to your new Pinterest board.
Click CONTINUE to get started designing.
Your goal is to create a scene that tells a story using only the eight Vormator shapes. The story part is important. Think of it like a still frame from a game, movie, tv show, etc.
- Create a NEW Art & Illustration document in Illustrator. Size: 12 inches x 12 inches.
- Create a NEW folder in your Google Drive titled Vormator Challenge and save your Illustrator document.
What exactly are you allowed to do and what isn’t allowed in the Vormator Challenge? The following rules have to be followed when creating your artwork:
- You ARE allowed to rotate, flip and duplicate the Vormator Shapes.
- You DON’T have to use all the Vormator Shapes.
- Scaling is allowed, but ONLY proportionally, so NO skewing or free transform.
- You CAN use the Shape Builder to add, subtract, or group the Vormator Shapes as you see fit.
- The use of color is unrestricted; you can create your own color schemes (e.g. Adobe Color).
- You ARE allowed to use gradients.
- The shapes may ONLY be filled. NO STROKES!
- You are NOT allowed to use filters or effects.
With these limitations in place each designer will face the same challenge. Everybody will be judged by his or her true creativity.
At the discretion of Cap, any recruit that rushes through too quickly will have to redo the assignment until it is done to a satisfactory level. Your project, if done correctly, should resemble the examples Cap discussed during the briefing.
This mission should take you AT LEAST two class periods if putting in the appropriate amount of effort and creativity.
Once you have completed your design ask a neighbor for some critique. Do they have any suggestions or tweaks?
Once you are happy with your design CONTINUE the mission.
The final stage of each mission is to Document Mastery. Remember, if it isn’t documented, it doesn’t count. At the this stage of a mission you will be demonstrating mastery of what you have learned and posting the finished project on Behance.
Follow through the steps below to export your project for the web and to post on Behance.
SAVE FOR THE WEB
UPLOAD TO BEHANCE
This is the part that really matters. Software changes. Tools change. But . . . Design Process never changes. Understanding and properly incorporating the elements of art and principles of design will always enhance your artwork. Also, reflecting on your work is the best thing you can do to improve as an Artist.
Below your image reflect on what you just created. Remember to write in complete sentences, use proper grammar, and double check your spelling.
- What is one new thing that you learned by completing this mission?
- What was most challenging about this mission? Why?
Awesome. Don’t forget to submit the link from Behance to Canvas. Once your project is submitted to Canvas COMPLETE the mission.