Graphic Design And Computers Summer School

The computer has firmly established itself as an essential tool in graphic design, illustration and visual communication. This four-week intensive course combines a broad grounding in many of the key design software packages commonly used by designers, together with tuition which focuses as much on the idea generation and development process and as on the visual look of the work...

Taught by: Suky Best, Bobby Gunthorpe, Chris Jones.

Description

The computer has firmly established itself as an essential tool in graphic design, illustration and visual communication. This four-week intensive course combines a broad grounding in many of the key design software packages commonly used by designers, together with tuition which focuses as much on the idea generation and development process and as on the visual look of the work.

Uniquely on this course, though software is central, students develop ideas on paper prior to developing and producing their final designs on the computer. The aim is to enable students to make the computer work for them rather than becoming a slave to its power.

Software covered will include: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator as well as various current web authoring and digital publishing software.

The structure of the course content progresses from simple exercises and software instruction through to more complex challenges. Each project builds on the last, moving from small format, print-based work (posters, folded leaflets, logotypes and maps) through more digital outcomes, ultimately towards developing designs that can work across various mediums; from downloadable e-books to web pages that will work as effectively on a computer monitor as on a hand held digital device (phones, tablets etc).

Who should take this course?

The course is suitable for students preparing a portfolio for entry to BA or MA courses, as well as for practising designers from the UK or overseas who wish to experiment with new software technologies. No computer knowledge is necessary.

Tutor information

Suky Best is a fine artist who works with print, video and animation. She uses digital technology to extend and develop her work. She works freelance in the print industry and has a wide knowledge of software and its industrial application. For examples of her artistic practice, www.sukybest.com

Bobby Gunthorpe is a graphic designer working for a range of large and small clients in print, multimedia and web. He gained his degree at Central Saint Martins.
Chris Jones works across web and print design working predominantly within the arts sector. He is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, and was an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins in the School of Graphic and Industrial Design for over 12 years.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A3 Sketchpad
  • A5 lined notepad
  • Pencil case containing the following items:- Scissors
  • Scalpel
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Black Marker Pen

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/07/2017 - 04/08/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 17:004 Weeks£3195Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket