| Courses  

|. downloads are password protected. password is provided during class. email cdyer@augusta.edu for password.

 Other course related Links:

| student work :

1.)   Graphic Design Student Work

2.)   2-d Design Student Work

| Design resources :

a._   / font squirrel dot com

B._   / DA FONT dot com

c._   / My Font dot com

D._   / T26 Type Foundry

E._   / I love Typography Blog

F._   / designhistory.org

G._   / design is history

a._   / Amazon : Art & Design Books

B._   / Amazon : Graphic Design Supplies

c._   / Amazon :  Illustration supplies

D._   / Amazon : Favorite art & Office Supplies

E._   / Amazons : Type & Lettering supplies

Pinterst Links :

0._   / Pinterest: carrie A. Dyer

1._   / art

53._   / Adobe AI tutorials

2._   / Design

54._   / Adobe PS Tutorials

3._   / Type Candy

55._   / Type Sketchbooks

4._   / 3D Analog Type

56._   / Type Environments

5._   / Illustration

57._   / Framing Spaces

6._   / experimental Ill.

58._   / Vector vector vector

7._   / 3D Paper Graphics

59._   / Type Specimen

8._   / Line Shape Texture

60._   / Type treatment

9._   / pattern

61._   / Type Illustration

10._   / collage

62._   / Lettering

11._   / Typographic Collage

63._   / 3D Drawing

12._   / Social & Political

64._   / Poster Design

13._   / Music Album Art

65._   / Book covers

14._   / Tour Posters

66._   / glitch / digital art

29._   / Info Graphics

81._   / After effects Tutorials

88._   / Opening Sequence

36._   / Ceramics

89._   / Adobe Muse tutorials

37._   / Photography

90._   /  Working with Clients

38._   / Texture

91._   / Film Festival Posters

39._   / CV / Resume / Invoice

92._   / Station Identification

40._   / 4 Students

93._   / Transparency

41._   / GD Educational Videos

94._   / Wall Installation

42._   / community murals

95._   / Window Display

43._   / Sustainability + Art

96._   / Expressive Posters

44._   / 3d type & signage

97._   /

45._   / Screen Print Letterpress

98._   /

46._   / Bookmaking

99._   /

47._   / hybrid-creature ill.

48._   / Ill. 3D Paper

49._   / letter forms in our env.

50._   / Grids

51._   / Web Design Resources

52._   / tutorials

other Links :



| teaching Philosophy :

(5) Students are encouraged to develop their thoughts and ideas through keeping a daily sketchbook. I assign a semester long project called the “Making Collection Cycle” exposing students to processes, readings, videos, and personal journaling connections outside of the typical project cycle. (6) Students learn to multitask and manage their time wisely through multiple assignments that are presented during the same cycle. (7) Socially responsible assignments expose the students to the importance of ethical awareness in the form of a social action poster series. (8) In order for students to improve their work through an analytically rich environment there are two critique stages, first a “draft critique” and then a “final critique.” (9) By assigning projects that require the students to think and question the relationships between the personal and the universal, students are encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of themselves. (10) I foster peer collaboration through group exercises based around technical skills and group assignments. (11) Cross-disciplinary experiences are created through collaborative projects like an environmental sustainability campaign that utilize a spectrum of processes involving design experimentation, sculpture, public involvement, and science. (12) Industry level classroom opportunities are created through visiting designer lectures and industry level assignments.


Overall, I approach art and design as a creative process encouraging students to explore classroom assignments allowing the possible trajectories to interlock with their individual interests. I frequently consult with contemporary teaching research including resources that investigate different teaching approaches, learning styles, and strategies as a catalyst for classroom growth. I aspire to make each classroom a collaborative atmosphere where the students develop meaningful relationships with the subject matter, their classmates, and an increased life long passion to learn.

A successful learning environment challenges preconceived ideas, reveals assumptions, raises as many questions as answers, and challenges students to become life-long learners. I guide my classes by posing questions and introducing abstract reasoning obstacles for the students to negotiate throughout the semester. When a student asks me a question– I often respond by posing a question. This technique allows students to learn through their own observations and reasoning avoiding sole dependence on a mentor to solve an idea or problem. My philosophy includes: encouraging independent thought, creating original imagery, building student confidence through self-discovery, fostering peer collaboration, creating cross-disciplinary experiences, and providing industry level classroom opportunities.


The following are universal objectives that are addressed through classroom approach and learning outcomes. (1) Art and design are collaborative processes that constantly inform each other. To be a successful designer you must passionately embrace art. (2) To achieve critical thinking and independent thought students are assigned readings and research to expose them to historical and contemporary design theory and practice. (3) Exploration is encouraged through a variety of techniques, media, and processes including technical skills using the Adobe Creative Suite to create original imagery. One project specifically investigates contemporary illustration techniques and the hybrid combination of analogue and digital. These processes emphasize the importance of photography and drawing in graphic design. (4) In order for students to build confidence through self-discovery I require multiple drafts per assignment so that students understand the importance of risk taking and that failure as an essential step toward successful growth.

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