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The goal of Visual Design is to communicate a specific message to a targeted audience. This workshop will teach you the purpose of visual design, the theory behind design and also how it relates to UX design.
You'll learn the basic elements of Visual Design, including typography, colour, contrast, gestalt principles of perception, etc. You'll leave with an understanding of the fundamentals of Visual Design, and the knowledge to go on and create work of your own, building on your learnings in the workshop.
This workshop is for anyone looking to get more of a background on Visual Design, or interested in learning visual design essentials to create their own design collateral.
NOTE: this session will not be recorded, however, slides will be sent within 7 days following the class. Participants are also encouraged to download and save any shared materials during class for later reference.
Tremulant Design / 3beards
Michael is a designer with over 15 years experience under his belt. Most recently, he co-founded 3beards - the highly successful tech startup events and community company behind Silicon Drinkabout, Unicorn Hunt and more.
He started out as a teenager tinkering around in Photoshop and Flash, which led to working for an advertising startup building and designing software and adverts at the age of 17. Following that he studied at London Metropolitan University where he earned a degree in Digital Media.
Michael then spent 3 years with a web design agency in Soho, where he refined his skills and really developed his passion for design, along with a ton of client-facing skills. He co-founded and designed Pollarize, an iPhone app constructed for social decision making. He's won awards for his writing, and dabbled in everything from 'Alternate Reality Games' to timelapse video. He's extremely passionate about design, and loves making things which are not only beautiful but functional.
With 3beards, he helped transform the European startup community by building a unique and strong brand, backed up by amazing community management and events. He's been lucky enough to travel the world, enhancing & expanding out the startup community, launching new locations for Silicon Drinkabout and speaking at events.
When not designing, you'll find him either PC gaming, playing guitar or getting involved at a startup event!
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Participants who complete this workshop will not receive a certificate or any other designation of completion.
This workshop is not designed to prepare individuals to follow or pursue a trade, occupation or profession. It is not designed to improve, enhance, or add to the skills and abilities of an individual relative to occupational responsibilities or career opportunities.
This workshop is not approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools at the Illinois Board of Higher Education and participation in this workshop/event will not be counted towards an approved IBHE program/course of instruction.
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