Graphic design workshop: exploring type and image

Course Dates: 14/07/20 - 28/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

Unlock your creativity and kick start an experimental approach to producing your own exciting design solutions.

Description

What is the course about?

Develop your design skills and generate a series of dynamic graphic solutions by responding to a series of short projects and visual exercises. Explore layout on the page with the creative use of type and image.
This is a great opportunity to try different ways of working, you will be encouraged to take risks and embrace errors and mistakes.

What will we cover?

- Layout / composition and balance
- Creative juxtaposition using type and image.

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

- Demonstrate an awareness of composition and balance in layout design.
- Critically evaluate personal design work in order to develop ideas further.
- Responding to a brief.
- Use basic tools in Illustrator.

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

This course would benefit those who have previous experience and wish to try out different ways of working and explore the world of visual communication.
No need to have a design background.

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

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Animation, Cartooning, Digital arts, Film, Graphics, Illustration, Photography and Web design.

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

It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – 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 Graphic Design skills further in VK414 City Lit graphic design course. 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: VK349

Tue, eve, 14 Jul - 28 Jul '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £109.00
Senior fee: £109.00
Concession: £66.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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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.