Author and Designer
Lara McCormick is a nationally recognized designer and educator based in San Francisco. Her experience includes roles at Twitter, the Exploratorium and the New York Times. 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 for organizations including AIGA, AdobeMAX and TEDx. She is a two-time recipient of the Sappi ‘Ideas that Matter’ grant and past judge for the Communication Arts Typography Annual. Lara received her MFA 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.
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.
Visual Design Bootcamp: Bring Your Ideas to Life
In this hands-on bootcamp dive into the world of design covering the essential principles and software visual designers use to create effective work across today’s media landscape.
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.
Logo Design 101
In this class you’ll learn the design fundamentals for creating logos.
Visual Design Bootcamp
Bring your own digital designs to life in this hands-on session that teaches the fundamentals of design theory and practice.
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.
Expressive Typography: Seducing Users with Good Type
When you use type in place of image, letterforms become expressive, illustrative, and entertaining.
Gain indispensable visual design skills in this 8-week evening or 1-week accelerated course, on campus or online.
User Experience Design Immersive Remote
Launch a high-growth user experience design career from anywhere. Build fluency in essential skills through this 12-week, full-time online program.
Hand Lettering 101
Learn the hands on foundations of hand lettering and the steps of digitizing.
Women in Tech Breakfast
Join us for this interactive dialogue about how women are succeeding in tech and fostering the next generation of leaders.
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.
Breakfast Club: Designing for Social Innovation
Join GA SF for an expert panel on how to infuse diversity and inclusion into the design process.