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Digital Typographic Design Short Course

Course description

You will develop practical skills and explore digital techniques within the context of contemporary graphic design, with an emphasis on the experimental and the exploratory. You will do practical studio workshop activities and be introduced to the history of 20th century type, and typographic designers.

By the end of the course you will have a series of designs to enrich your portfolio, with new confidence and skills to develop for your own practice.

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

  • Create new typographic designs in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Understand the history and theory behind current typographic design
  • Have the confidence and skill to develop your own practice

Who Should Attend
Students, professionals and enthusiasts with some related creative experience who love type and want to improve their digital typographic practice.

Intermediate: Able to use a Mac and have some experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.).

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics Covered

  • Micro-typography
  • Typographic abstraction
  • Type as image
  • Exploring negative space with form and counter-form
  • Modular type design
  • Bespoke typography
  • Logotype
  • Exhibition catalogue and poster design
  • History and critical analysis of 20th century type, and typographic designers


Meet the Tutor:

This course gives you a sound introduction to creating typographic designs with Adobe Creative Cloud applications—predominantly Illustrator and InDesign—in a Mac-based digital studio. You will be taught by a practising graphic design professional with 15 years teaching experience at London College of Communication.

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