Visual Design 101
1

Wednesday, 1 March

6 8 pm CST

GA Chicago, SPACE

444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago , IL 60611
$40 USD
Regular Ticket
$40 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Visual Design 101

Aaron Maurer Photo


Art Director/Designer/Illustrator, Aaron Maurer Design

1

Wednesday, 1 March

6 8 pm CST

GA Chicago, SPACE

444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago , IL 60611
$40 USD
Regular Ticket
$40 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

Get creative with Adobe Photoshop.

Step into the world of visual design with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the tools and techniques you can use to bring websites, marketing materials, and more to life, and see how designers make their mark on the digital world. Working through a series of guided demos, you’ll:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop, a go-to tool for digital designers.
  • Touch on essential design principles including composition, color theory, and typography.
  • Survey today’s digital design landscape and its career opportunities.
  • Execute a creative brief using your new skills.

Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Enhance your professional skill set in our part-time Visual Design course. Or, learn more about the design world in our User Experience Design courses, on campus or online.

Takeaways

  • Familiarize yourself with Photoshop, a standard tool in digital design.
  • Describe the fundamentals of digital design
  • Apply select design fundamentals into a digital design (sign up screen).
  • Articulate the current design landscape, including careers and opportunities to learn more about the topic area.

Prereqs & Preparation

Students need to have the Photoshop trial downloaded and ready to go. (http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html)

Download the creative brief and class assets before the class. Students will be expected to have Photoshop and activity assets downloaded on their computers ahead of time.

About the Instructor

Aaron Maurer Photo

Art Director/Designer/Illustrator,
Aaron Maurer Design

Aaron specializes in brand identity, illustration and layout and has worked across several areas of the field including marketing, events, packaging, retail, publishing and the non-profit sector. He is an active participant in Chicago’s design community, serving on the AIGA Design for Good Committee and a member of Spudnik Press, among other ventures.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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