20 projects in graphic design

Course Dates: 20/04/20 - 23/04/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

With an emphasis on an experimental approach to generating images and visualising ideas, this fast moving graphic design course will unlock your creativity through a combination of hands-on and basic computer techniques using Adobe Illustrator CC.

Description

What is the course about?

This course provides an opportunity to explore the creative use of type and the image focusing on the basic design
principles.You will start by generating a series of visuals using hands-on cut n' paste lay out techniques. Artwork will
then be developed further digitally using Adobe Illustrator CC. You will be encouraged to discuss your work and
ideas as a group.

What will we cover?

- Typography
- Layout and Composition
- Use of colour
- Creative juxtaposition of image and text.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Demonstrate an awareness of the basic design principles in Graphic Design
- Demonstrate an awareness of composition and balance in Layout design
- Critically evaluate personal design work in order to develop ideas further
- Use a range of basic tools in Adobe Illustrator CC.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for complete beginners who are happy to work at a fast pace. It is also of benefit to those who have previous experience but wish to explore different ways of working. No need to have a design background, just unlock your creativity and explore the world of visual communication.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through a series of practical exercises, presentations, one to one tutorials and group discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You are encouraged to bring an A4 or A5 sized sketchbook, a set of fine liner black pens and an A4 size folder for
design work. It would be useful to bring a memory stick or portable hard drive to save digital files (please note PC
formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can develop your skills further in VG582 Graphic design professional portfolio. City Lit offer a range of courses in Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to enhance your Design practice.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Gillian Fielden Tutor Website

Gillian Fielden has been lecturing in Graphic Design and Adobe Design applications at a number of colleges since 2003. In 2018 she completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication at UAL LCC and she has Masters Degree from Nottingham Trent University specialising in printed graphics & branding for fashion. Before becoming a lecturer Gillian had extensive commercial experience designing for a variety of fashion and new media companies, producing graphics and merchandising for garments and later moving into web design and production. Currently freelancing on various music design projects and having designed for companies that include, Joe Bloggs, Burton, Littlewoods, BHS, Macmillan Publishers, ITN, IPC and Lycos, she brings a wide range of industry knowledge and experience to her teaching. In 2010 she become involved with the ‘Pop Up Art School’ at ‘Vintage Festival’ running stencil, print and collage workshops at various events around the country.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: VK367

Mon-Thu, eve, 20 Apr - 23 Apr '20

Duration: 4 sessions

Full fee: £139.00
Senior fee: £139.00
Concession: £85.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Download form & post

Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.