Graphic Design Fundamentals
In this class you will learn the fundamentals of graphic design while designing and producing several real-world projects. This intensive class will meet for six sessions. You will be expected to work on design projects outside of class.
- Broaden your understanding of graphic design concepts and processes, both formal and conceptual
- Enhance your skill as a designer
- Understand the elements of design
- Learn how to speak about your work and how to incorporate and evaluate critiques
- Develop and expand your portfolio
- Logo Design
- Label Design for a Series
- Invitation Redesign
- Publication Design
- Boxing Poster
- Advertising Design
Assignments given in class will be critiqued during class both by the instructor and during group critiques. Students must incorporate these critiques into their work and either finish the assignment in class or as homework. At the end of the session it is expected that the students will have at least 6 finished assignments for their portfolio. The instructor is available throughout the 6 classes to give feedback and advice on all projects both during and outside class.
For this class students should have a solid working knowledge of InDesign. Throughout the course, the instructor will provide various handouts and reference materials. Source materials will be supplied by the instructor for in-class work.
About the Instructor
Kristi Norgaard was the Senior Designer at Yolanda Cuomo Design for over fifteen years. During this time she has spent countless hours arranging letters and images on pages to make beautiful, informative, graphic and legible books, magazines, exhibition graphics, logos, posters and infographics. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Photography Department at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, where she teaches book design and typography classes.
Package Design by Matt Hageman