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Digital Typographic Design Online Short Course

Course description

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.

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.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Available dates

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

Materials

Online short course materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here - https://www.speedtest.net
  • Please bring for the first session:

    • notebook and pen
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Details

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

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Discover Digital Typography Design short course and learn to make your own typefaces, fonts and logos using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.

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