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Lara McCormick

Creative Director, Exploratorium

San Francisco

Lara McCormick is a nationally recognized designer and educator, and received her MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts as well as a post-graduate degree in Typography from Cooper Union. Lara is the author of ‘Playing with Type: 50 Graphic Experiments for Exploring Typographic Design Principles’ published by Rockport Press, and her work has been featured in notable design publications including HOW magazine, PRINT, Graphic Design USA, and Design Observer. She is a gifted speaker and gives presentations and workshops on design and typography across North America for organizations including AIGA, AdobeMAX and TEDx. She is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Sappi ‘Ideas that Matter’ award, a judge for Communication Arts Typography Annual in 2017, and selected educator by Print magazine in their Spring 2017 issue. She is committed to design education, social activism and investigating change. Currently, Lara is the Creative Director at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA.

Upcoming:

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.

14
Wed, 14 June 8:30 - 10:30am PDT
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.

19
Mon, 19 June 6:30 - 9:00pm PDT
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.

10
Mon, 10 July 6:30 - 9:00pm PDT
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
Mon, 14 August 6:30 - 9:00pm PDT
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.

18
Mon, 18 September 6:30 - 9:00pm PDT

Previously (22):

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.

7 Times

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.

5 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 course, students learn the tools, theory, and practical techniques needed to create visually stunning designs.

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.

Teach at GA

Join our talented instructor team dedicated to transforming thinkers into creators.

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