This course examines the fundamentals of two-dimensional design in the digital age. Students will explore principle elements of design including composition, color, and typography through a series of projects that introduce Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as primary graphic design tools. The importance of effective visual communication in both commercial and experimental design is stressed as students gain an understanding of the professional design process from the client brief to the finished digital project. Students will leave this course with a solid foundation in strategies for solving design problems, a basic design vocabulary, and an understanding of the specific role that Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop play in creating professional work. Before starting this course, students should be comfortable creating, deleting, renaming, and moving files and directories without assistance.
"I think the instructor is what sold me on taking the class. [Their] professional background is interesting and impressive. This gave me confidence that I would be learning from someone that has years of professional experience. I also appreciated that [they] gave us insight to the business side of working in the graphic design field."
– Introduction to Graphic Design student, Fall 2020
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|Class meeting time||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
|Class meeting days||Sunday|
|Building and room||To Be Announced|
|Course instructor||Mark Skillicorn|