Design Composition: An Introduction

This course is a foundation in the design discipline that will give you the tools you need, to conceptualise ideas and create graphic representations of them across various design sectors including graphic, fashion, web, sculptural, and architectural design...

Taught by: Regner Ramos.

Description

This course is a foundation in the design discipline that will give you the tools you need, to conceptualise ideas and create graphic representations of them across various design sectors including graphic, fashion, web, sculptural, and architectural design. In a series of lectures, hands on projects and external visits, you will learn how to use the elements of design, to create your own creative and thoughtful compositions.

You will explore how to design compositions that are rooted on abstract ideas which are related to firmly set concepts, by experimenting with design elements manipulated by hand and computer. You will appropriate new skills to your particular fields of interest, learn design vocabulary, and will understand how to engage with design, through a critically informed perspective.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of design
  • Design vocabulary
  • Use of design elements (point, line, rhythm, repetition, symmetry, data, and hierarchy)
  • Abstraction of ideas
  • Manipulation of geometries
  • Coherent representations
  • Computer manipulation
  • Critical thinking

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand and use the skills and tools to conceptualise ideas and create graphic representations
  • Create design compositions, rooted in abstract ideas, through a process of manipulating ideas by hand and computer 
  • Apply what you have learnt and present and describe your approach to your work

Who Should Attend
Those with an interest in acquiring basic design skills, which can be applied to graphic, fashion, web, sculptural, and architectural design.

Level
Beginner: Some knowledge of Photoshop or Illustrator and drawing skills are an advantage.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to try Graphic Design: An Introduction or Adobe Illustrator: Fundamentals of Graphic Illustrations.

Tutor information

Regner Ramos obtained his undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Puerto Rico's School of Architecture. He is currently a final year Phd student at The Bartlett School of Architecture - UCL, and his research uses the figure of the cyborg to understand how mobile technologies change the experience, understanding, and perception of urban spaces, whilst simultaneously creating new forms of identities and embodiments. Regner is also Editor-in-Chief of Lobby, The Bartlett's newest publication, and a contributing writer for Glass Magazine.

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Materials

You will need to bring a cutting mat, metallic ruler, pencil, black market [Sharpie], sketch book, x-acto blade, glue.



Details for booking

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