Visual Design Bootcamp: Bring Your Ideas to Life
30

Wednesday, 30 September

12 7 pm EDT

GA Nashville (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$250 USD
Regular Ticket
$250 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Visual Design Bootcamp: Bring Your Ideas to Life | September 30

Susannah Hainley Photo


Art Director & Designer

30

Wednesday, 30 September

12 7 pm EDT

GA Nashville (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$250 USD
Regular Ticket
$250 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

This workshop will be hosted online (Livestream) due to safety considerations, please check out the "Preparation" session on the bottom of this page.
Registered participants will be notified in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the workshop.


Are you visual thinker looking to understand more about the world of digital design? Have you been wanting to learn some of the fundamental programs and techniques that designers currently use to bring their ideas to life? The digital world is open for business, and this bootcamp will cover the essential aspects of visual design, leaving you with a deeper understanding of how effective designs are actually created, from research to final mockup. Good "design" is larger than any single platform, app or website. In this class, you'll come away with knowledge on how to creative beautiful, stand-out work that can live anywhere across the content spectrum, and drive results. Working through a series of guided demos, you'll:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop, and InDesign, go-to tools for print and digital designers.
  • Touch on essential design principles including composition, color theory, and typography.
  • Explore the basic techniques and theory behind effective UX/UI design.
  • Learn the basic stages of the digital design process (research, moodboards, ideation and prototyping).
  • Learn to create powerful designs that can be applied to any form of content: magazines, websites, marketing materials, brochures and social media

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

The well-being of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring COVID-19 very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.


Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.


Registered participants will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session. Registration for this offering will close 2 hours prior to the session start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.

Takeaways

  • Familiarize yourself with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Describe the fundamentals of what good visual design is and how typography, color, grids and composition are used to create beautiful results on the page.
  • Survey today's digital design landscape and its career opportunities.
  • Leave with in-class projects that showcase new skills for designing in both print and digital formats.
  • Workshop attendees will receive a full recording of the entire session for their reference.

Preparation

Participants will need to have a trial of both Adobe Photoshop and InDesign downloaded and ready to go. (http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html) - You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection. - This class will be geared towards beginners, looking to get acclimated with the fundamentals of visual/graphic design. - This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack. - Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

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, and serves as the Chair of the General Assembly Visual Design Product Advisory Board.

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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