Digital Graphic Design - Print
This course teaches the basics of professionally used graphic design software and how to turn ideas into reality, including getting files ready for output. It focuses on Adobe InDesign software for page layout, and will also include Adobe illustrator and Photoshop. With an emphasis on designing for print, it is ideal for those who have already done an introductory course or those that have a real life project - such as a poster or leaflet - that they would like to design through learning the software.
Who should take this course?
Students who have previously done beginners or intermediate graphic design short courses and who have an interest in design and in learning digital software.
- designing for print
Practical workshops and project work will enable you to start using graphic design software and convert ideas into artwork that can be professionally used or printed.
By the end of the course you will have learned how to take ideas and sketches (including outcomes from previous short courses) and turn them into designs that could be professionally printed.
Entry requirements: The course is aimed at those that have undertaken either a beginner or intermediate graphic design short course before.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Oswin Tickler studied Graphic Design at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating First Class (with honours), going on to complete a Masters in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins. Oswin worked as a Designer at the Labour Party on the successful 2005 election campaign, and led the design team on the rebranding in 2007. Having left Labour to go freelance, Oswin set up, and continues to run design studio Smallfury, working across a wide variety of design projects. He is also an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London, and University for the Creative Arts.
Please bring the following materials to the first session
• Design project to be worked on: whether a poster / leaflet / publication. The tutor will provide some generic ones, but students tend to work better having something real to work on.