Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum

Skateboard Parks Cards

Apps Used: Adobe Illustrator

Use the provided data to design and build a series of post cards for each of Ottawa's skateboard parks.

This is a summative assignment

It evaluates your mastery of the skills in this instructional unit. This assignment contributes to your final grade in the course. You will earn a letter grade.

Your Grading System


Your Assignment

Design a card for each of Ottawa’s skateboard parks. Use the provided files to output a PDF file for each record in the spreadsheet.

Create a card for each skateboard park in the city. The dimensions are half letter, so 8.5” wide x 5.5” tall Make sure you use only Adobe Fonts fonts in your design, so submitting will be simpler.

Each card must have:

You need to have each of the types of variables in your file:

You’ll need to edit this data file to make it do what you want: swap text, show/hide layers and swap photos. Once the spreadsheet is formatted as you want, export it as a .csv file. That’s the file you’ll import into Illustrator using the script.

Once all of your variables are imported, double-check that everything works properly.

Use the Batch command to export the data sets as Press-Ready PDF files into the provided ‘PDFs’ folder. Save your Illustrator file in place in the ‘Your Exercise’ folder. The .csv file should be in that folder too.

What you'll submit:


Submit the original assignment folder renamed:
Appleseed-Johnny-#-Skateboard Parks Cards
It will contain your:
  • Illustrator document
  • An edited spreadsheet (Numbers, Excel or other)
  • The exported .csv file
  • No fonts, because you've used only Adobe Fonts.
  • The PDFs folder full of PDFs.

Right-click, then choose Compress... to create a zip file for submission. So...

Paradis-Alain-1-Skateboard Parks