As an entrepreneurial designer and corporate Creative Director, I've navigated my own career path and explored passion projects which have given me a professional and savvy education in personal development. I look forward to helping your student discover creative industries and hone in on the differences between a job, a career, and a calling.
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Touching on different design principles each week: Color Theory, Typography, Grid Systems, Print Production, User Experience Design, and Responsive Design, this course develops an understanding in the differences between print and digital design and lays foundation for critical design thinking. Following the Design Basics course, Advanced Web Design and Advanced Graphic Design (Print) are available for instruction.
Breakout courses in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, and Adobe XD are available so your student will use to learn the proper tools for specific tasks. We'll discuss pros and cons of competing/up-and-rising programs such as Sketch and Invision.
• Photoshop: Basic photo editing, clipping masks, type manipulation, filters. Explore and compare Sketch as the leading competitor in technology.
• Illustrator: Creating vector-based artwork for custom illustration, screenprinting, and logo design.
• Indesign: Multi-page documents with master pages, character and paragraph styles, and efficient workflow habits.
• XD: Designing wireframes and interactive prototypes of websites in responsive design. Explore and compare Invision App as the leading competitor in technology.
SHOULD & MUST:
Based on Elle Luna's viral Medium post and book, The Crossroads of Should and Must, this course will focus 30% on Should, and 70% on discovery of Must.
The Should in life is composed out of necessitation; based on survival needs and societal or familial expectations of us. In this portion of the course students will learn life skills such as work ethic, preparing for a job interview, understanding how interest rates work and comprehending income taxes.
The Must in life is made up of instincts, cravings, and longings. Those skills and hobbies and passions that are inherent in us, and often take a lifetime to recognize and pursue. This portion of the course will be dedicated to encouraging students' self-exploration; discovering their Musts through trial-and-error, and helping them come to life and play an integral part in how they seek fulfillment in their future.