Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation

Covering type, layout and branding, this course will help you build your graphic design work into an impactful portfolio for further study. Based upon LCC’s extensive expertise in graphic design education it covers graphic context and practice, and the application of one to the other...

Taught by: Oliver Mayes.

Description

Covering type, layout and branding, this course will help you build your graphic design work into an impactful portfolio for further study. Based upon LCC’s extensive expertise in graphic design education it covers graphic context and practice, and the application of one to the other. It is perfect for you if you already have a body of work and want to select and edit it to showcase your vision and skills. 

Through a series of tutor-led discussions and visits, you will deepen your understanding of the foundations of graphic design. You will apply this knowledge and develop your existing design skills through practical workshops. We will cover ways to communicate elements in your work that are not solely focused on finished work, by covering ways of presenting your research, ideas and analysis. This is not a computer software course but rather reflects the studio-based and idea generation nature of graphic 

It is expected that by the end of the course you have built upon work you already have and produced fresh new work. You will receive guidance in putting together roughs, ideas and experimentations that lead up to your final designs.

Please note this course is suitable for you if you are applying for BA or MA study at LCC, but does not guarantee entry. 

Topics Covered

  • Case studies and context
  • Fundamentals of graphic design: line, type, colour and texture
  • Notebook development
  • Digital design labs
  • Individual project
  • Presentation of work and peer critiques
  • Interdisciplinary design

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should have:

  • Prepared new work for your portfolio
  • Understood how to develop your work through experimentation
  • Put together a collection of ideas, notes and sketches to be included notebook / sketchbook to support your portfolio

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you if you have a body of graphic design work you wish to develop and edit into a portfolio for work or education.

Level
Intermediate: You should have a body of graphic design to bring with you, and some understanding of the fundamentals of design theory.

Follow Up Courses
Once you have taken this course you may be interested in Digital Typographic Design or Summer School: Graphic Media Design.

Related Undergraduate Courses at LCC
Once you have taken this course you may be interested in applying for BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction,BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design or BA (Hons) Graphic Branding and Identity


Tutor information

Oliver Mayes is a graphic designer based in London. Having studied design at Central Saint Martins, he has gained experience working in studios with clients such as Nike India, Selfridges, Yamaha &  BBC, as well as freelancing for other clients. Alongside this Oliver has been invited on design residencies in India (New Delhi & Chennai). One of his most recent projects was for Tara Books (Chennai) called Creations, is an entirely handprinted book and is due to launch in 2015. 

He is also co-founder of the design collective Monty.



Materials

Please note you will be expected to pay for printing and photocopying on this course

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
05/12/2016 - 09/12/2016Monday - Friday11:00 - 17:005 Days£650Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket