Prof. Canguo Liu


Distraction-free, and done everything in class.

Portfolio-First, focus on career stratergies in Post-AI era

Leading hardware and software lab to expanding your experince. 

Inspiring and Preparing the Next Generation of Digital Artists and Designers 
An unparalleled learning experience that combines leading expert guidance, state-of-the-art technology, and unbeatable affordability.
Our courses are designed with your career success in mind. We focus on developing the practical skills and knowledge you need to thrive in the era of AI transformation.
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Canguo Liu, ART 267

Graphic Design Portfolio

Design Portfolio!

Facilitates the development a professional design portfolio with new works created in class to support student success. Introduces current design strategies and techniques for career preparation, including AI. Emphasizes individualized design projects using digital layout, graphics, illustrations, photography, web and UX design, animation, and video. Advisory: ART 266. Transfer: CSU.

Your best Portfolio.

*Weekly schedule subject to changes

Graphic Design Portfolio

Build portfolio, for illustration, logos and social post. 

Digital Image Portfolio

Build portfolio to show your creative digital images enhancement skills

Typography and Layout Portfolio

Create page layout and learn typography.

XD and UX Portfolio

Build portfolio, experience and works in UX fields.

New Dimension 

Exploring the possibilities of 3D, AR world. 

After Effects Motion Design

A touch of how motion graphics work.  

Contact & Office Hours


Canguo Liu

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within 24 hours weekdays

Online office hours are appintment based

Lab 7138

a newly upgraded lab that provides the latest digital tools for design and art!

Studio Hours (Projects)

Tuesday, Wednesday

Office Hours (In-Person)

Mon. - Thursday - 8-9 am
Monday 3-4pm

7137 or 7130

In-person and synchronous

In-person requires meetings in the lab.

ART 267 Learning Outcomes

Apply complex computer operating system and software operational processes and

Apply the visual elements and principles of design to intermediate level graphic design

Prepare professional quality graphic design work. 

ART 267 Course Objectives

Identify design opportunities and areas of inquiry.

Design personal project prototypes through research, analysis and ideation.

Create a personal design style by framing project independently. 

Design and prepare graphic design works for professional workflow and an application

ART 267 Topics & Scope

Identity and branding design, such as logos and business cards.

Collateral and editorial design, including:
a. brochures
b. magazines
c. newspaper

Iconography, symbol and infographic design.

Interactive, web and UX design.

Poster design.

Packaging design, including wine bottle labels and boxes.

Video, animation and motion graphic design with related software and equipment.

Professional portfolio development, presentation and workflow.

things should know

Information, Policies and Support

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For in-person classes, we have designated the 7138 lab near Cuesta Gallery as the location. Each student will be assigned a computer device in the lab, which should be returned to the charging rack before leaving. The lab has been redesigned to offer flexible seating options, allowing you to sit or stand anywhere within or near the lab.

Our course content is designed to be at a moderate-easy difficulty level, taking into consideration that you may be a relative beginner when it comes to using certain applications for the first time. We provide comprehensive instruction and support to ensure a smooth learning experience for all students.

Canvas grading is not always equals your grade. Final Portfolio is key to success in a creative class. In-person classes don't use Canvas Grading. Read Cuesta Grading Policies. 

No textbook is required. We use a public website, our recorded demo videos, instruction pages and other digital resources. 

Course created with ADA compliance, other accommodations can be made such as extended time on exams. Don't hesitate to get in touch with DSPS (Disabled Student Programs & Services) at 805-546-3148.

Cuesta students are encouraged to direct all technical support inquiries to or visit Canvas Support.

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Academic honesty is essential to the academic community. Students expect Cuesta College faculty to be fair, truthful, and trustworthy. Faculty expect Cuesta College students to share these same values. 

A robust digital creative class needs to constantly change to reflects industry trends. Therefore, new learning materials will publish on each Monday, 9am. 

We use Canvas to host class materials. YouTube or other internet platforms may be used. Recommend to install Apps (iOS, Android) on your phone. 

Online classes are not inherently easier, and you should expect to spend at least as much time as you would on a course that meets face to face.

We will updates / announce weekly, via class updates or announcements. and timely feedback on student assignments; email, phone or messaging to individuals; and virtual office hours.

Your computer will need an internet connection to stream online videos from Canvas or other video platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo.

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All graphic classes are digital-based and use Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.). Please use education discount purchase at $39.99/ 6 months from (if it still available). In-person student don't have to buy own software.

You will need a computer (Mac or Windows PC) that can run the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software at a reasonable speed. You can't compete in a class with tablets or phones. In-person student will access studio computers.