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Lara McCormick

Author and Designer

San Francisco

Lara McCormick is a nationally recognized designer and educator based in San Francisco. She is the author of ‘Playing with Type: 50 Graphic Experiments for Exploring Typographic Design Principles’ published by Rockport Press, gives presentations and workshops on design and typography for organizations including AIGA, AdobeMAX and TEDx. She is a two-time recipient of the Sappi ‘Ideas that Matter’ grant and judged the Communication Arts Typography Annual in 2017. Lara received her Masters of Fine Art in Design from the School of Visual Arts, and a post-graduate degree in typography from Cooper Union. She is committed to design education, social activism and investigating change.

Upcoming:

Using Typography to Improve Design and User Experience

Using Typography to Improve Design and User Experience

95% of the information on the web is written language. In the race for people's attention the details matter and the details start with type.

4
Tue, 4 February 3:00 - 5:00pm PST
Hand Lettering 101

Hand Lettering 101

Learn the hands on foundations of hand lettering and the steps of digitizing.

11
Tue, 11 February 3:00 - 5:00pm PST
Logo Design 101

Logo Design 101

In this class you’ll learn the design fundamentals for creating logos.

18
Tue, 18 February 3:00 - 5:00pm PST
Personal Branding and Resume Design

Personal Branding and Resume Design

In this workshop, you’ll learn to effectively articulate and communicate your brand visually, and then apply it using your resume as a starting point.

25
Tue, 25 February 3:00 - 5:00pm PST
Using Typography to Improve Design and User Experience

Using Typography to Improve Design and User Experience

95% of the information on the web is written language. In the race for people's attention the details matter and the details start with type.

3
Tue, 3 March 3:00 - 5:00pm PST
Hand Lettering 101

Hand Lettering 101

Learn the hands on foundations of hand lettering and the steps of digitizing.

10
Tue, 10 March 3:00 - 5:00pm PDT
Logo Design 101

Logo Design 101

In this class you’ll learn the design fundamentals for creating logos.

17
Tue, 17 March 3:00 - 5:00pm PDT
Personal Branding and Resume Design

Personal Branding and Resume Design

In this workshop, you’ll learn to effectively articulate and communicate your brand visually, and then apply it using your resume as a starting point.

24
Tue, 24 March 3:00 - 5:00pm PDT

Previously (63):

Using Typography to Improve Design and User Experience

Using Typography to Improve Design and User Experience

95% of the information on the web is written language. In the race for people's attention the details matter and the details start with type.

31 Times

Visual Design 101

Visual Design 101

In this hands-on introductory workshop, learn the basics of visual communication by applying Photoshop’s powerful functions to digital product design.

14 Times

Expressive Typography: Seducing Users with Good Type

Expressive Typography: Seducing Users with Good Type

When you use type in place of image, letterforms become expressive, illustrative, and entertaining.

5 Times

Visual Design

Visual Design

In this 8-week part-time or 1-week accelerated course, students learn the tools, theory, and practical techniques needed to create visually stunning designs.

3 Times

Personal Branding and Resume Design

Personal Branding and Resume Design

In this workshop, you’ll learn to effectively articulate and communicate your brand visually, and then apply it using your resume as a starting point.

2 Times

Logo Design 101

Logo Design 101

In this class you’ll learn the design fundamentals for creating logos.

2 Times

Hand Lettering 101

Hand Lettering 101

Learn the hands on foundations of hand lettering and the steps of digitizing.

2 Times

Women in Tech Breakfast

Women in Tech Breakfast

Join us for this interactive dialogue about how women are succeeding in tech and fostering the next generation of leaders.

Breakfast Club: Designing for Social Innovation

Breakfast Club: Designing for Social Innovation

Join GA SF for an expert panel on how to infuse diversity and inclusion into the design process.

Creativity Uncovered: Making Ways podcast with Exploratorium's Lara McCormick

Creativity Uncovered: Making Ways podcast with Exploratorium's Lara McCormick

Join GA & Making Ways podcast for an evening of conversation and workshopping with Exploratorium Creative Director Lara McCormick.

Teach at GA

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