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A Graphic Design Course
Teacher: Jorge Chamorro
10th May – 7th July 2016
Tuesdays and Thursdays
19:30 – 21:30 hours
What is graphic design? Designing is basically thinking. Good design is the result of a profound intellectual process – an effective communicative solution is not just to make ‘pretty pictures’ – in reality it is much more complicated and much more exciting. The main objective of this course is therefore that students think. Designing is not just about aesthetic foundations or software or tools, it is about thinking, reflection and implementing visual communication projects with integrity, enthusiasm, with commitment for a job well-done and with self-driven criteria.
To learn graphic design you have to start designing. A large part of the course will comprise of implementing a variety of graphic design projects, and subsequently taking part in a collective group analysis of that work. Thus, the students will develop their creative and analytical skills. By the end of the course, the student will have a portfolio that will be more than proficient to submit as a résumé.
You will notice throughout the course how the history of and theory behind design deepens when considered alongside the histories of art and thought. We will talk about concept, composition, typography, identity, editorial design, signage.
We will conclude with a final project in which each student will design their own corporate identity.
For anyone who loves graphic design, communication and art. For those who want to develop as a designer and a creative, no matter the level. The more variety, the more we all will learn.
Jorge Chamorro (Madrid, 1972) is a graphic designer, teacher and collagist. He worked as a graphic designer for several studios and agencies, until he set up his own studio in Madrid in 2005, where he develops communication projects for different clients. He combines his work as a designer with teaching graphic design and other creative workshops. Besides designing and teaching, he develops artistic projects, mainly in the field of collage. He has exhibited regularly in a variety of venues and his work has been published in many national and international media.
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances or if minimum attendance numbers are not met. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given.