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Digital Design for 14 - 17 Year Olds

Digital Design for 14 - 17 Year Olds

Chelsea College of Arts
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Join design studio work-form and explore the potential of digital design. Through a series of fun and engaging projects learn how image can be manipulated across print and online platforms.

Using Adobe design packages (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) you will make use of illustration, pattern, image editing, animation and typography to learn a number of key principles related to the fields of illustration and graphic design.

We will help you to develop your ideas using digital formats, whether it be designing a series of posters, creating an animation or designing a logo. We'll encourage you to develop your ideas through brainstorming and visual research then take them into a digital format, using technology as a means to realise the potential of your creative work.

Topics covered

  • Adobe Illustrator 
  • Image Manipulation
  • Image editing
  • Adobe Photoshop and Animation
  • GIFs using still images using Adobe Photoshop
  • Setting up a Frame Animation and showing the difference between ‘Timeline’ and ‘FrameAnimation’.
  • Layers 
  • Typography
  • Vectors
  • Adobe Indesign

Course outcomes
You'll leave with a body of work and a broader understanding of the possibilities offered by using digital design within the context of graphic design and illustration. You will have gained skills that can be used in building a future portfolio. The intention is to have an online presence for all work created during the week.

Who should attend
This course is aimed at anyone aged 14 - 17 years with an interest in art and design, keen to explore the possibilities of working with digital design. Whether you considering pursuing further education in art or are just looking for a fun holiday experience!


Tutor Description

work-form are a London-based graphic design studio run by Charlie Abbott, Jake Hopwood & Alex Hough. Established in 2012, we design books, websites and identities for Artists, Musicians, Cultural Organisations and small companies. Alongside our practice we act as Project Managers for Camberwell Press, a publishing, research and design organisation. We teach the 1st Year of the BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts, as well as running projects and workshops across a range of universities and courses.


Please bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • A4 Sketch book

  • pencils

  • a pencil sharpner

  • fine black felt tip markers

  • coloured pencils

  • USB stick to take away your work

There is a canteen onsite, alternatively you may wish to bring a packed lunch with you.

Please be advised that this course will be taught using the Adobe Creative Cloud.

You will need an Adobe ID to participate on the course.

You can set this up before the course starts at and select ‘Get an Adobe ID'.

If you already have an Adobe ID, please check your login details still work.

You do not need to subscribe to the software. This is free to students when studying in college on any UAL networked computer.

Please remember to write your login details down safely and bring these along on the first day of your course.

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