This course examines foundations of two‐dimensional design in the digital age. In a sequence of hands-on exercises and projects, students will explore principle elements of design including composition, color, patterning, and typography. Examining contemporary design issues, as well as the cultural context in which designs were historically produced, students will leave with a solid foundation for solving design problems, and an understanding of the role that Illustrator and Photoshop play in creating professional work. Using a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional materials and methods, you’ll also learn how to create unique and inspiring visual communication techniques while developing your own design vocabulary.
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