Designers don't just think in finished concepts, they use a process to work through their thoughts. Begin with research, brainstorming and thumbnails- LOTS of them. Then work up some comps, talk with your peers, revise and talk some more. A finished design could take weeks or even months to complete. Don't rush yourself and don't be satisfied with your first idea.
Start with design annuals. Try Communication Arts, Print, AIGA or Graphis.
CONTEST: CD COVER
Design a CD cover for a local band. The winning design receives a $100 gift card and an invite to the CD release party in NYC. See P. Finn for details, deadline ASAP.
CONTEST: LOGO DESIGN
Design a logo for the Orangetown Office of Emergency Management (Orangetown OEM). The winning design receives a $50 gift card. See P. Finn for details.
STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
April 1- April 21
Applications Due Feb 22 --> email firstname.lastname@example.org
Print out this email and bring it to any (one) class taught by P. Bellisio, P. Finn or P. Yontz before FEB 21st to receive 2 extra points.