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Computer Graphics Artist Project

Want to Test Your Practical Art Skills?

Are you a graphic artist (or graphics art student) and would like to try some artwork projects that are common in screen printing, t-shirt shops and sign shops? Try our commercial art exercises! This project was created to give graphic artists practice producing the type of artwork that is produced in a 'real world' print shop.  

Why should you do our art exercises?  Knowing how to create artwork used in a typical print shop can give you an advantage for job opportunities. Completion of this project can be useful when applying for a job. It shows that you have the basic ability to do the work that an employer will require. 

Graphics Design Software Included  (Or use any graphic software).

Included in this project is the free graphics design software program, Inkscape.

Inkscape is similar to CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator and is a powerful free design program for creating vector graphics. It is included with this project at no charge.  Download it here: https://inkscape.org/en/

If you already have a graphics design program, use it to complete the exercises.  Just upload your designs in .jpeg format--we'll show you where (see below). 

Who Should Participate in This Project?

This training project is for graphic artists who want to be prepared for job opportunities in a commercial print shop, e.g. screen printing, t-shirt shop or sign shop.

It is for those who have already have completed study in graphic design or for students who have learned the fundamentals of graphic design. 

This project is not for someone who doesn't have a computer graphics background.

 

How does it Work?

The Computer Graphics Artist Project consists of five exercise projects (see example: exercise 1) for you to practice your skills creating commercial art. The exercises consist of art projects that are commonly used in most print shops and that employers would want you to know how to do. 

You, the artist will create artwork that is required in each exercise.  Just follow the instructions and submit a .jpeg file of your completed designs to ASPA for review and grading.

If you are experienced using another graphics design program, i.e. Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, you can use it to make your designs. You only need to submit a .jpeg file of your finished design.

How long does it take?

The time it takes to complete this project is just a few days (depending on your available free time).

There is no time limit for completing the project.  

You can take as long is as necessary to do the exercises.

What's the cost?  (ANd what do I Get when I Complete it?)

 

There is no fee to participate in this project.  It's totally free!

This includes review and grading of your submitted designs. 

 

Once you complete the project, you will notified by email of your scores. There is no charge for this service.

An optional digital Certificate of Achievement (which you can print) with your name and date is available for $10.00. 

If you want to purchase a Certificate, we'll email a link to you to make payment (PayPal, credit card or e-check).

Your certificate will be sent to you via email upon receipt of payment.

 

Ready? Here's the instructions...

Step 1.  Enter YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR NAME, CITY and STATE, and EMAIL ADDRESS in the form below.

Step 2.  Complete the five design exercises by following the instructions given on each exercise page.  Each exercise has its own tab in the Navigation Bar.

Step 3. Go to PasteBoard.co and upload each of your five images.

Step 4.  On the Pasteboard.co upload form:
a. Enter a TITLE of each image with YOUR NAME
b. Enter a DESCRIPTION of your image.
c. Copy the URL (domain address) of each of your images and enter them in the form below.

That's it!  We will review and grade your art and notify you by email of your scores.

WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED WITH YOUR DESIGNS, FILL OUT THIS FORM.