Connecting Graphic Design
There is an increasing emphasis on the visual in all types of work, from highly skilled professional roles to basic office positions. Yet the principles and methods underpinning graphic design can appear vague and are generally not readily available...
Taught by: Isolde Roche.
There is an increasing emphasis on the visual in all types of work, from highly skilled professional roles to basic office positions. Yet the principles and methods underpinning graphic design can appear vague and are generally not readily available. Each class of this course will connect graphic design to common visual tasks (e.g. presentations) investigating the role of design within this process. Several of these connections may extend over more than one session.
The course will be taught by a combination of short lectures, project work, and workshops - all making connections between design and its deployment. Students would benefit on several fronts.
Firstly, they will gain an understanding of how to improve their visual skills, exploring aspects of design they might not have previously considered.
Secondly they will receive an introduction to the ways through which they might integrate these skills into practical work settings.
Finally, through the linked series of lectures they will gain a structured overview of design history and theory.
For those interested, the appropriate software applications/programming languages will be identified and within certain limits explained. These applications/languages would include Adobe Creative Suite, HTML and CSS.
Who should take this course?
This course is aimed at individuals who are interested in learning about practical and theoretical aspects of graphic design applicable to multiple work-related contexts.
Entry requirements: None
Isolde Roche studied Visual Communications at Limerick School of Art and Design graduating with first class honours in 2006. She then went on to complete an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins where she specialised in information design. Since then Isolde has been working in the area of foresight, insight and design research and at present works as an Innovation, Design and Brand Consultant at growth consultancy Promise Communispace.
Please bring to your course:
- A3 Sketchbook
- A5 Sketchbook