Visual Design 101
7

Tuesday, 7 May

6 9 pm PDT

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco, CA 94104
$50 USD
Regular Ticket
$50 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Visual Design 101

Susannah Hainley Photo


Art Director & Designer

7

Tuesday, 7 May

6 9 pm PDT

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco, CA 94104
$50 USD
Regular Ticket
$50 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

Susannah Hainley Photo

Art Director & Designer

Susannah is an art director and designer who leverages design and other forms of graphic storytelling to engage people around complex topics. Since moving to San Francisco in 2017, she has partnered with food, nonprofit, and start-up clients on a range of projects including digital products, print collateral, pitch decks, brand identities, infographics, and more.

Susannah has always believed in the power of design as a tool for change. As the Senior Designer at the firm Red Rooster Group, she helped nonprofits increase their reach through effective brand strategy and design. Later, she was proud to help fund important journalism as part of a digital advertising revolution at The New York Times. As the Senior Art Director of T Brand Studio, the Times’s branded content studio, she oversaw the creation of hundreds of best-in-class brand stories which earned T Brand “Hottest in Native Advertising” from Adweek in 2015 and 2016. It was there that she honed her skills in digital interactive design, UX, and data visualization and worked with clients like Google, Nest, Ford, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Capital One, and more.

In addition to teaching a variety of visual design courses, bootcamps, and workshops at General Assembly and serving on the Product Advisory Board, Susannah is also a life-long learner and is currently in the process of obtaining her Master’s degree in Food Studies from University of the Pacific (where she is merging her passions for design and food). She is also an avid roller skater, and skated with one of the world's top roller derby leagues in NYC under the name “Bruisannah.”

In recognition of her exemplary service in the classroom, Susannah has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.

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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