Graphic Design - Experience Industry
This course will equip you with the essential skills required to confidently fulfil a professional design brief. It is our “industry masterclass”, providing you with the opportunity to work on a commercial brief, based on your tutor’s specific professional experience...
Taught by: Dario Gracceva, Andrew Holmes.
This course will equip you with the essential skills required to confidently fulfil a professional design brief. It is our “industry masterclass”, providing you with the opportunity to work on a commercial brief, based on your tutor’s specific professional experience.
Whether you are a graduate or already working in industry, this course will help you grow creatively. The pace and workload is increased when compared to Graphic Design - Creative Process and Graphic Design - Concept Development. You will be encouraged to make work that stands out and strengthens your portfolio. Your tutor will share their tips and experiences from working in the world of art, design and visual communication, and will offer clear guidance to help you improve your projects. As with Graphic Design - Creative Process and Graphic Design - Concept Development, this course really focuses on conceptual development and ideas; you'll be encouraged to think laterally and develop work that demonstrates design skills that are both individual and distinctive. You’ll be asked to experiment with photography, collage and illustration in your approach whilst also developing and practising your presentation skills. You’ll utilise simple drawing and rough work to generate ideas quickly and gain confidence to express them clearly.
Computer use is optional on this course and no tuition in software is given. However, you will be advised about design software, and which programs would be appropriate to finalise ideas. Off-site field trips or research visits may also be included. To receive the maximum benefit from the course, students should allow time to work on their projects between classes.
Topics covered will include:
Use of Colour and Type
NB: disciplines will vary, based on your tutor’s professional experience.
You will be more confident about responding to real-life graphic design briefs and applying for graphic design roles. You’ll improve your decision making process and will increase your ability to present ideas and concepts effectively. You will leave with strong projects to add your design portfolio that will show your visual thinking, individuality and skills.
Who Should Attend
This course is for those with some graphic design training, or those having completed Graphic Design - Creative Process and Graphic Design - Concept Development, wishing to develop their professional practice. Maybe you're working in industry with little or no formal design training and want to develop your creativity and confidence? Perhaps you feel a little bored with your usual type of design work and need a change? Alternatively, you may be applying for further studies including postgraduate courses in Graphic Design or Advertising?
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Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.
Please Note – At the end of each course students will be given the opportunity to print their artwork. We will advise students when the work is ready for collection from the college, which should be no more than 1 - 2 weeks following the completion of the course. Work will then be kept for no longer than one month. Please note that we are unable to arrange for the delivery of your work, but would be very happy to prepare this ready for collection should you wish to arrange for a courier.
Dario Gracceva is co-founder of the graphic design practice Studio FAX, specialising in art direction, books and magazines, as well as graphic identities and websites for artists and cultural institutions. After graduating from London College of Communication, Dario has collaborated with several design studios in London such as ARPA, Modern Matter Magazine, OMO Creates and Villalba Lawson before founding Studio FAX together with Aldo D’Angelo. Clients include Billy Lloyd, Greyheads, Lewis Khan, 4Creative, Trastevere Museum (Rome, Italy), UAL London College of Communication, UAL London College of Fashion.
Andrew Holmes has been an Art Director & Project Manager in design, music and fashion for over 15 years; specialising in taking projects through full lifecycles of production, from concept to completion.
Andrew has a track record of working internationally, and has planned record releases, books and events, including European product launches and exhibitions.
Clients past and present include Somerset House, DC Shoes, Booth Clibborn Editions, Silas and Maria Ltd. Mo Wax, Polygram and XL Recordings.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Notepad and pen
As part of your research you may wish to do some printing. Please bring a small amount of cash to the course on your first day to credit your printing account.
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.