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Graphic Design Class in Philadelphia on December 15, 2016 Fundementals

Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Thu, Dec 15 2016
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street
Conshohocken PA 19428

Learn design concepts and principles to increase your confidence in designs that you create while making certain they follow best practices and principles. Discover how guidelines and theories impact layout, type and color in this one-day graphic design course that teaches fundamental skills that are practical for users across various roles and functions.

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Graphic Design from a Historical Perspective

  • Why design is important
  • Influence of Art Nouveau, Cubism, Bauhaus, German and Swiss design in modern art
  • Understanding the International Typographic Style
  • Review of major influencers in modern design
  • Origins of function determines form and fierce reduction of unnecessary elements

Understanding the importance of sketching

  • Low fidelity methods
  • Developing innovative concepts
  • Creating flexibility in early stages of design
  • Focusing on ideas, not tools

Understanding space in graphic design

  • Understanding and using negative space
  • Creating designs that utilize white and non-white space

Balance in your designs

  • Understanding types of balance
  • Experimenting with symmetrical and asymmetrical designs
  • Experimenting with weight in order to create more dynamic designs

Adding rhythm and harmony to your design

  • Discovering how patterns and repetition can lead the eye
  • Create more effective designs using these principles

Typography: effective use of type

  • Typeface scenarios.
  • Understanding which typefaces are best to use in different situations
  • Type terminology and what it means
  • Basic typography rules that help improve viewer’s experience
  • Building an effective and successful information hierarchy with a type ramp
  • Understanding how to maximize design with a typographic grid
  • Type as an art form

Understanding design proportions

  • Building a beautifully proportioned layout for your design
  • How positioning can affect aesthetics of your design
  • Incorporating the golden mean into your designs

Influence of color on graphic design

  • Understanding HSL (Hue, Saturation and Luminosity)
  • Designing with color
  • Understanding and using harmony rules

American Graphics Institute AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street
Conshohocken, PA
19428
USA
(610) 228-0951
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