Dena Wilson
Graphics Teacher

History of Graphic Design Timeline/Infographic

Lesson Plan Published 1/26/15 Last updated on 5/16/18

Design a creative and even unconventional infographic timeline for the history of graphic design between the first visual representations on cave wall through the inventions of the alphabets. Conclude by adding your own historical information and a picture of yourself!

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Age Levels
1+ Week
Content Standards
Graphic Design & Illustration with Adobe Illustrator
Research and Information Fluency, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making

Design software. 

Computer to research early history 

Computer to research various types of timelines

CC License
5 / 5 • 4 Ratings

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Mike Skocko

Posted on 3/6/15 3:33:45 PM Permalink

I, too, love this resource, Dena. I had an issue with the download and wound up posting something that Linda Dickeson shared at Adobe. Small world, eh? Thanks again for the great project idea!

steve cardiel

Posted on 3/5/15 12:37:15 PM Permalink

I can't wait to try this out for myself. Nice way to get yourself or students to create an original piece.

Saif Smeirat

Posted on 2/11/15 10:47:51 PM Permalink

love this share,

Thank you Dena.