When It's Due
Class Portfolios
Design instruction. Industry news. Life prep. Student artwork. Bad jokes. Cool music. Good times.

How To Print And Save For Web
  • Select your paper size (Letter or Legal)
  • Be sure the orientation is correct (Portrait or Landscape) and check
    the SCALE TO FIT MEDIA box.
  • Print to the Lexmark (Copy 2) printer

  • Open your work and do a COPY MERGED copy of it
  • Create a new file and paste it.
  • Go to IMAGE- IMAGE SIZE and change the resolution to 100dpi
  • With your file open, go to FILE - SAVE FOR WEB & DEVICES
  • In the upper right corner, select the JPEG option and make sure it's
  • In the lower left corner, you'll see the file tag JPEG and a time in
    seconds. It should be under 100 seconds.
  • Choose SAVE and select your block folder.
Semester 1
Study guides for Photoshop and Illustrator certification
exams as well as codes to take the pre-tests can be
found by clicking on the text above.



Groove Salad is the channel I play
in class all the time
Semester 2 is a simple web page creator that lets you look at thousands of website
templates and then save one and edit it. Remove their pictures, put in yours.
Remove their text, put in yours.  Changing color schemes, etc.. The best portfolio
pages have a simple landing (or Splash) page, and then links to your gallery.

Some student examples can be
found here. Design an online portfolio for
yourself. Include your artwork you've designed this semester, year or so far during
your time in class. Your name should figure prominently into the design.
Pages should include:
  • Index Page - Examples Page - About You Page - Contact Page

*Pictures for upload must be saved JPEG, BMP, PNG or TIFF formats.
  • Save As to your folder with your name in the title.
  • Go through each standard regardless of level and start checking off what
    you know you have accomplished and provide your corresponding proof.
2015 - 2016
NEW STUDENTS (2nd Semester)
1. Adobe Illustrator Practice 1 & 2
2. Adobe Illustrator Styles
3. Adobe Illustrator Self-Portrait
4. Adobe Illustrator Emoji Sets
5. Adobe Illustrator Famous Characters Poster
6. Personal T-Shirt Design
7. Cubee Art!
8. Outdoor Advertising - 3 Billboards
9. Outdoor Advertising - 3 Alternative Billboards
10. Disturbing Book Cover + Dick & Jane
11. Package Design - Ben & Jerry's
12. Package Design - Video Game Box & Microsite
13. Yearbook Page / Letter To Self In Future
1. Industry Pricing Research
2. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial
3. Adobe Illustrator Demonstration
4. Seminole Pow Wow Logo Contest
5. Adobe Illustrator Emoji Sets
6. Adobe Illustrator Famous Character Design
7. School T-Shirt Slogan Design
8. Adobe InDesign - Intro Project (Levels 3 - 4)
9  Adobe InDesign - Menu Design
10. Disturbing Book Cover + Dick & Jane
11. Package Design - Ben & Jerry's
12. Package Design - Video Game Box & Microsite
13. Yearbook Page / Letter To Self In Future
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What's Up This Week
May 13th, 2018 6:10pm

This is the end of my 20th year as an educator. It also marks of the end of the Commercial & Digital Arts class being
in the same studio. We're moving next door into our brand new, state of the art classroom where we'll be able to
work more magic. New setting. New vibe. New projects. New everything.

The idea that change is the only thing you can count in is true. We're changing buildings. We're becoming a new
school. We're welcoming academic teachers who will be supporting our trade classes. We'll have a student
population that is mostly 9th grade and who want to be here.

This year, the big change was the new class called Design For Gaming. Two thoughts after teaching the inaugural
group. 1) Gaming kids can be just as creative as anybody else 2) Teaching gaming kids is a new ball of wax in many
ways. You think different and require a different approach. Kept me on my toes. This year, more than any other, in
all my classes, I saw creative people shine... I saw mediocre designs become good designs based on feedback you
gave one another... I saw my classrooms completely overrun at times by interfering technology like headphones and
phone devices. If you could just see what you're doing to yourselves... I saw students step up into leadership
roles... I saw upper level students blow off assignments and let themselves earn an F... I saw 9th grade students
get industry certified along with many others... 13 to be exact... I saw many new students try meditation for the first
time and enjoyed it. I saw student internships and guest speakers and student organization competition and our
student artwork out in the community doing its job... I saw a curriculum take shape in the Design For Gaming class...
I saw students take advantage of opportunities afforded them. That's a good sign. I enjoy teaching and take
seriously what I am charged with providing students. I look forward to many more years of helping students find a
bit of themselves and realize their potential while challenging them along the way.

Kudos to the first Design For Gaming students! Kudos to the 35th Class of Commercial & Digital Arts students!
RIP: Pinellas Agricultural Center, Seminole Vocational Education Center, Career Academies of Seminole...
Hello: Pinellas Technical High School at Seminole.