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Graphic Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Weekend)

Graphic Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Emily Wood


This weekend course is aimed at enthusiastic and open-minded students seeking a brief but rigorous introduction to the world of graphic design. Through a series of lectures and short practical exercises, important areas within the subject are explained and linked together.

Avoiding the computer and returning to first principles, your creativity and ability to generate ideas will be tested and developed through a set of design briefs exploring typography, colour, layout and grids.

Each brief requires visual research, concept generation, concept development and presentation of final design solutions—offering you a flavour of a real-life graphic project. By jumping in, you will not only gain an understanding of graphic design but also glimpse your own potential. Although intense, this is a weekend not to be missed.

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Emily Wood is co-founder of REG design and is a graduate and associate lecturer of the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins.Before setting up REG design in 2003, she worked at a number of London design studios including Pentagram, Johnson Banks and Bloom Design. REG design has worked on identity, publication and exhibition design for arts, educational and charity clients, including V&A, Crafts Council, Koestler Trust and UAL.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A4 Sketchbook

Pencil case to include:

  • Black pens & pencils
  • A few colour pencils & pens
  • Scissors
  • Pritt stick
  • Metal safety ruler
  • Digital Camera if you have one (one on your phone is adequate)

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