Visual Design 101
12

Thursday, 12 December

6 9 pm PST

GA San Diego

2159 India St.
San Diego, CA 92101
$25 USD
Regular Ticket
$25 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Visual Design 101 | December 12

Mel Jackson Photo


Moderator, Visual UX Designer, General Assembly

12

Thursday, 12 December

6 9 pm PST

GA San Diego

2159 India St.
San Diego, CA 92101
$25 USD
Regular Ticket
$25 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

Get creative with Sketch.

Step into the world of visual design with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the tools and techniques you can use to bring digital layouts to life:

  • Learn essential design principles including composition, color theory, and typography
  • Practice working in Sketch, a go-to tool for digital designers

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

  • Be able to define and understand the importance of visual design
  • Learn the basic skills to help you start designing layouts in Sketch
  • Apply design fundamentals of composition, color, and type to your own digital design (a sign-up screen)
  • Articulate the current design landscape, including careers and opportunities to learn more

Preparation

Students need to have the Sketch trial downloaded and ready to go on their Mac: (https://www.sketchapp.com/)

About the Instructor

Mel Jackson Photo

Moderator,
Visual UX Designer, General Assembly

Mel Jackson is a User Experience and Marketing Designer living in San Diego. A recent transplant from the Bay Area where she spent 6 years designing for consumer products and Saas companies, Mel helps companies of all sizes create meaningful, intuitive and polished experiences that change people's lives for the better. A self-described design nerd, Mel lead the Design team at iFixit, a multi-lingual online repair platform that aims to reduce e-waste, save money, and teach engineering.

Prior to iFixit, Mel served various design & marketing roles at CreativeLive, an online platform that makes creative education accessible by broadcasting live classes to an international audience. Additionally, Mel gives presentations and workshops on design and typography across the state for organizations including Global Service Jam, Young Storytellers Foundation, and General Assembly.

Mel earned her BA in Art and Art History from UC Davis. She is committed to creative education, social activism, and inclusive design.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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