Dena Wilson
Graphics Teacher

Me Project - a visual compilation of who I am!

Assignment Published 5/23/14 Last updated on 5/16/18

Nine revealing pieces compiled in a poster grid where the student/designer visually reveals what they want another to know about them.

A great project for an entire grading period. Each piece can be for a grade and then one for the whole.

Students can present their projects to whole class which allows for them to get to know each other better.

Requires research into things like professions or heritage. Uses photography and photo manipulation.

Great end of school project when skills are developed and attention spans are short - focusing on themselves is priceless!

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Jamal Amanova

Posted on 8/18/18 10:35:52 PM Permalink

​Thank you!

Dan Harel

Posted on 10/22/16 4:39:26 PM Permalink

​What a great idea, thanks for sharing

Delia Nelson

Posted on 4/25/16 3:37:38 PM Permalink

Great project idea!

I am starting it with my sophomores this week!

will milne

Posted on 8/7/14 6:28:45 PM Permalink

This is a great project!

Kathy Weiland

Posted on 6/17/14 2:22:27 AM Permalink

Thanks for the project. I will try to use it this semester with my high school students. I have had them do projects with their names and initials, but I like the collage poster idea.

William Oesch

Posted on 6/13/14 5:43:40 PM Permalink

Just took a look. Great project.

Michael Timpano

Posted on 6/9/14 1:45:06 AM Permalink

Thanks for a creative and useful project

Cheryl Hirshman

Posted on 6/5/14 10:16:28 PM Permalink

Thanks Dena!

Dena Wilson

Posted on 6/5/14 9:33:43 PM Permalink

I added pdfs of both the Cornell Note - which is the assignment/instruction sheet - and for the exam/essay.

Hope that works for you MAC users!

Adobe Education

Posted on 6/5/14 11:19:18 PM Permalink

Dena, Marcia and Cheryl,

Thanks for doing uploading again Dena as pdfs.

There is a bug that we are working on, but for now Safari users downloading word documents it downloads with two file extensions .doc.html. So, another work around is once it's download right or ctrl-click the document name and delete the .html extension and select keep as .doc (or .docx) and then you should be able to open the document in word. Sorry about this and we are working on it.

The AEE Team

marcia blanco

Posted on 6/3/14 5:47:03 PM Permalink

I'm having the same problem as Cheryl. Please reformat it. I'm really excited to see it.

marcia blanco

Posted on 6/3/14 4:56:37 PM Permalink

This looks awesome! I'm going to have a very diverse group of kids next year and this looks like it might be a great theme to thread throughout. Thank you for this!

Cheryl Hirshman

Posted on 6/3/14 4:48:51 PM Permalink

Would like to view your lesson plan, but it is downloading in HTML. Could you send it as a pdf file for Mac users?

Cheryl Hirshman

Posted on 6/3/14 4:47:47 PM Permalink

Christina Hauri

Posted on 6/3/14 4:34:16 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing this! It's a wonderful idea! I teach college-level courses, and I think I will adapt what you shared to fit one assignment in the course. I'll likely let students get creative with what they want to create, except that it will be a 'Me' project describing their interest, background, hobbies, etc. My students love assignments that mean something to them, and this will be a great one for them to complete while learning more about Photoshop. Thanks so much!! :D

Dena Wilson

Posted on 6/5/14 9:41:14 PM Permalink

I also do what I call an Iceberg type Me project for my second year students. It shows a smaller picture of them -and then delineated or gathered around them somehow is all the things that go into making them who they are. A collection of icons, photos, names, places, pets, instruments, movies, music, sports, etc. (Maybe even Chapstick!) The theory is what you see up front is 10% of who I really am and here are all the things that you might now see.

They really get creative with it. I just like anything that helps them think through how unique and valuable they are.