In this workshop, Mark Boulton will guide you through the practical design techniques that make a difference. From learning how to crop a photograph to guide a viewers eyes, to being able to typeset a data table for optimum scanning by a reader. This is a very practical workshop. You’ll end the day with a design you are proud of and a new toolbox of design techniques to use tomorrow.
Ever struggled to choose the right colour or typeface? Have you ever felt like a design you’re working on just isn’t feeling right but you can’t figure out why? Then this crash-course workshop in graphic design can help make the difference to your design skills.
In this workshop you will learn:
- How to give and receive constructive design critique
- The fundamentals of typography
- Visual hierarchy, negative space and composition
- Colour theory 101
- Grid system and Layout design
What can I expect on the day?
It’s called a workshop for a reason! You’ll be working! Mark will be structuring the day around theory, then practice, then critique. Each session designed to build on the last, all whilst employing the simple and practical techniques.
What Hardware / Software do you need?
To get the most out of this workshop, you’ll need to bring a laptop with you and your preferred design software (Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch...)
- 8:30—Doors open, Registration
- 9:00—Introduction & Kick-off
- 11:00—Coffee Break
- 13:30—Afternoon Session
- 15:00—Coffee Break
- 17:00—The End, Networking