I then shared the portfolio of a real-life graphic designer with them so that they could get an idea of how professionals work. I also showed them an example of a contract that a graphic designer presents to clients to model for them the process of working with clients. It involves the prototyping stage and presenting the client with three options and then discussing further iterations until the 'perfect' design is arrived at.
It was time for my students' first job! I approached a local restaurant owner and she invited them to help them redesign the table tents she uses for special occasions at her eatery.
Here is the original design:
Here is my students' redesign using Canva (with the name of the restaurant omitted for privacy):
Great experience in design-thinking and design-making tied to the real-world for my students!