Graphic Design: An Introduction
Graphic design is a constantly evolving discipline and is a dynamic and rewarding subject to study. This two-day course will introduce you to graphic design with an emphasis on typography through the development of professional processes and skills...
Taught by: Benedict Richards.
Graphic design is a constantly evolving discipline and is a dynamic and rewarding subject to study.
This two-day course will introduce you to graphic design with an emphasis on typography through the development of professional processes and skills.
You will be taught through a series of workshops in the studio, using Adobe Photoshop. You will learn about layers, scaling, colour manipulation, creating shapes, selection tools and layer blends. This will allow you to appropriate your new skills to each of your new interests, learn design vocabulary and will show you how to engage with design through a critically informed perspective. On a practical level, you will learn how to create designs that are rooted on abstract ideas that, in turn, are related to firmly set concepts.
- Fundamental elements of graphic design
- Design vocabulary
- Fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop
- Abstraction of ideas
- Coherent representations
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Engage with design through a critically informed perspective
- Confidently create your own professional looking designs
Who Should Attend
Students and professionals looking to acquire basic design skills
Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may be interested in developing your skills with Adobe Illustrator: Fundamentals of Graphic Illustrations or Graphic Design: Essential Building Blocks.
Tailor Made Training
We also offer bespoke graphic design courses for groups and businesses. To find out what we can offer, please complete a Tailor Made Training Enquiry form.
Benedict Richards has taught part time for twenty years at the LCC. Alongside the teaching he runs his own practice called ‘Graphicacy’ whose remit is to not only make a client's information extremely clear and coherent but to make it look good too. He has run his own business for the last ten years and freelanced for over ten years before that. The last two years have seen him employing students directly from the courses on which he teaches. His clients tend to be charities, small businesses and small publishers - he is unashamedly a foot soldier of graphic design.