Desktop Publishing: Creative Project

Software you could use: InDesign, LucidPress, Microsoft Publisher, Affinity Publisher, Canva, Scribus, QuarkXPress 


Badge earners will create an infographic based on principles of graphic design. 

Badge Criteria:

  • Prepare for your project by sketching out your design beforehand
  • Use or a similar website/service to establish a color scheme
  • Set up an appropriately sized document
  • Use shapes to make infographic
    • Use the rectangle and ellipse tools
    • Use the polygon tool (or its equivalent) to create a triangle or a shape that has more than 4 sides
  • Change the stroke and fill of a shape
    • Make sure the colors match your color scheme
    • Decrease or increase the size of the stroke
    • Create a shape that either has no fill or no stroke
  • Use alignment tools to line up shapes
  • Group shapes together
  • Create text boxes
    • Insert text that describes your infographic
    • Use layers to separate background, text, and images
  • Take a screenshot of your workspace in the software program
  • Export as a JPEG, PNG, or PDF
  • Write a short reflection describing your creative process. List the program(s) and specific tools used.

What to Submit:

Create a shared folder in Google Drive or Box with the following items:

  • Final JPEG, PNG, or PDF
  • Screenshot of workspace (during editing). Make sure screenshot includes how you used layers in your project (layers panel, etc.)
  • Written reflection describing your creative process for this project, list program(s) used as well as specific tools used in said program.

You are welcome to create any project that meets the badge requirements. However, we have come up with some possible scenarios to get you started if you need them:

  • You are putting together the annual report for your business
  • You are making a business proposal to present to potential investors
  • You are putting together a portfolio showcasing some creative projects you’ve done in the past
  • You are creating a short photo book consisting of pictures and descriptions from a fun trip you went on