Course Resources

Class Resources

Links, Videos, Software, Techniques & Inspiration: – Adobe

Terry White’s YouTube Channel

DANKSY’s Youtube Channel

Adobe Creative Cloud YouTube Channel

Cutting out images in Photoshop

Cutting out Images in Photoshop – How To


Graphic Design & Designers to Explore:

Michael Beirut  – @michaelbierut 

Pentagram Design

Debbie Millman 

AIGA – Professional Association for Design

Joshua Davis

Jacob Cass / JustCreative

Paula Scher

Saul Bass

Susan Kare

Paul Rand

Gail Anderson

Milton Glaser

Alan Fletcher

Herb Lubalin

Lucille Tenazas

Aaron Draplin 

Dribbble – Graphic Design Community / Social Network


Open Education Resources (OER) for Content and Subject Matter:

(organized via – )

Public Domain Images  Public domain images, royalty free stock photos, copyright friendly free images. Not copyrighted, no rights reserved.

U.S. Government Graphics and Photos

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Images from the Library of Congress, now in the public domain.

National Gallery of Art  With the launch of NGA Images, the National Gallery of Art implements an open access policy for digital images of works of art that the Gallery believes to be in the public domain.

Digital Public Library of America The Digital Public Library of Americabrings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

NYPL – The New York Public Library Digital Collections Archive

Flickr CC – Creative Commons on Flickr.

More Flickr resources: – Some great galleries here:

Gif Cities – Internet Archive


Essays & Articles:

What is Graphic Design?

Design –

Key Moments in Graphic Design / Timeline –

50 Amazing Graphic Designers You Should Know

Gestalt  – Introduction –

Useful Article on Color Theory 1:

Useful Article on Color Theory 2 :

Useful Article on Color Theory 3 :


Recommended Texts (including ISBN numbers): 

Smith, Jennifer, Photoshop CC Digital Classroom, Wiley & Sons, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-118-63956-6

Danea Lisa, Photoshop CC Bible, Wiley & Sons, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-118-64369-3

Smith, Jennifer, Illustrator CC Digital Classroom, Wiley & Sons, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-118-63971-9

Smith, Christopher, InDesign CC Digital Classroom, Wiley & Sons, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-118-63964-1

Adobe Creative Team. Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book. Peachpit Press, 2012. 

Harrington, Richard. Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals. Peachpit Press, 2012. 

Adobe Creative Team. Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book. Peachpit Press, 2013. 


Bibliography / References:

*20th Century Avant Garde – Various lectures, tutorials, titles and resources cross referenced in ARTH 101, ARTD 103 and ARTW 101 fall semester freshmen courses

*Color Theory – The Interaction of Color, 50th Anniversary edition, by Josef Albers – Dimensional Color, Lois Swirnoff – Elements of Color, Johannes Itten 

*Perception – Art and Visual Perception, Rudolf Arnheim