Graphic Design For Beginners (Online)
Online courses occur as a live session for 1.5 hours each week, during which time you will interact with your tutor, classmates and course content using in-built audio and video chat, instant messaging and the virtual work display area.
Graphic design begins with ideas. This course encourages the development of ideas through observation and research as well as an understanding of layout and typography. The course includes eight diverse but related projects, inspired by the BA degree course at Central Saint Martins...
Taught by: Clementine Mitchell.
Graphic design begins with ideas. This course encourages the development of ideas through observation and research as well as an understanding of layout and typography. The course includes eight diverse but related projects, inspired by the BA degree course at Central Saint Martins. Beginning with ideas and observation, the projects continue with an introduction to type and layout; image making with illustration and photography; bookmaking; and finally a comprehensive graphic design brief that draws on all the previous projects. You will be required to complete the projects in your own time to maximise your learning process and upload your work for constructive feedback during the live session.
This course is aimed at beginners to graphic design who are willing to experiment and produce an inventive portfolio, either for an application for further study or for those who just want to refresh themselves and exercise an enquiring mind.
Please note that this course does not include teaching of computer programs and knowledge of graphic design computer programmes is not required to complete the projects.
Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week
Layout - poster
Layout - magazine
Review of your work
Please note this course is being delivered on UK time.To view more information and a live UK clock, please follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/uk/london
Please refer to your joining instructions about getting set up for your first session.
Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here:
Clementine is a London based graphic designer with a background in art direction, graphics and illustration. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2004 she has gone on to work for agencies in the UK and abroad, establishing and managing the brand identity and communications of clients including Virgin Media, Envision, The Young Foundation and BT.
Clementine has also been a lecturer at Ravensbourne for six years, here she has successfully planned and delivered short courses in design as well as being a member of the Foundation Graphic Design team.
Please ensure that you have the following materials to hand:
- Black ink pen
- Sketchbook (A4 size)
- Scalpel knife
- Cutting mat
- Metal safety ruler
- Glue stick
- PVA glue
- A3 white paper (around 80gsm) x 12 sheets
- A3 tracing paper (around 6 sheets)
- A camera (any sort, a camera phone is fine)
- Millboard, A4 size x 2 sheets
- Cartridge paper, A4 size x 4 sheets
- Coloured pens and pencils can be useful
- 1 x USB webcam (external), to easily show work in progress
To complete your projects further materials are usually required, which will depend on your ideas for your projects.