Graphic Design for Everyone is a workshop specifically for those interested in producing better looking, more effective graphic design solutions.
Course content will practice the tools, techniques and language used by graphic design professionals for creating online and print graphics. Hands-on exercises and critiques will build your understanding of visual communication skills in typography, color use, image choice, and layout. Advertising mediums explored will include websites, banners, flyers, newsletters, brochures, trade show displays, product packaging, presentations, and invitations.
Workshop goals and outcomes include: practicing professional vernacular and analyzing designs for effectiveness; experimentation with type, color, images and layout; recognition of the scope and responsibility of work; understanding the impact of media and its messaging.
Experience with Windows or Mac platform is required. Previous experience with Adobe Creative Suite is helpful, but not required.
Karla Whitney, MFA, is a graphic designer, author, and small business owner who has successfully developed, managed and supervised programs for higher education and business. She has worked on special projects with Tom's of Maine, Apple Computer, and Thomson Publishing, and teaches courses in writing and graphic design. She is a contributing author and illustrator for the "Shelly Cashman Series, Adobe Photoshop, Complete Concepts and Techniques," and is included in "Rogue Wave: Level Best Books, Best New England Crime Fiction 2015 Anthology." Her new book, "Design Undercover," which will be available later this year, explores creative and critical dimensions of design and communications, including problem analysis. In addition to a B.S. in Technology Education, she has an MFA in Design from Massachusetts College of Art.
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