This weekend course is aimed at enthusiastic and open-minded students seeking a brief but rigorous introduction to the world of graphic design. Through a series of lectures and short practical exercises, important areas within the subject are explained and linked together. Avoiding the computer and returning to first principles, your creativity and ability to generate ideas will be tested and developed through a set of design briefs exploring typography, colour, layout and grids. Each brief requires visual research, concept generation, concept development and presentation of final design solutions—offering you a flavour of a real-life graphic project. By jumping in, you will not only gain an understanding of graphic design but also glimpse your own potential. Although intense, this is a weekend not to be missed.
Olga Surawska is a designer with background in visual communication, industrial design and fine art, exploring interdisciplinary collaborations within professional practice. She worked as an art director at Leo Burnett, as a product designer at McCann Worldgroup and as a freelance graphic designer before pursuing MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins. Olga is currently taking a PHD in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins.
Please bring with you to the first session:
Pencil case to include:
- Black pens & pencils
- A few colour pencils & pens
- Pritt stick
- Metal safety ruler
- Digital Camera if you have one (one on your phone is adequate)