7th of January – 27th of June 2019
3rd June - 18th December 2019 (one month break in August)
Monday to Thursday, 17:00-19:00h
Monday to Thursday, 19:30-21:30h
All programs will be in English.
Total: 6 months (192 hours)
› Fluent understanding of English
› You must be at least 18 years old
› Please, choose a course level that is suitable to your background and skills
› Laptop with Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign, and a mouse or tablet
After completion of this course students will receive a certificate from ESDIP Escuela de Arte
We believe that good design is the result of a profound intellectual process, and not just about making “pretty pictures.” So, a solid understanding of design fundamentals is essential. To achieve this, we will study the history of design, its most important influencers, and the different approaches and theories surrounding design. Students will learn about communication, typography, composition, layout, visual identity, signage, and editorial design.
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.
Students will gain a basic and functional understanding of three essential software applications for a graphic designer: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. The course will cover current information, tools, and techniques used to create digital materials for a variety of visual communications applications. including: resolution, colour modes, editing, file formats, and output for print and web media. Students will learn the basics of pixel-based software (Photoshop), how to edit, retouch, and colour correct images, and create composites from multiple images. The next phase will cover vector-based software (Illustrator), developing problem-solving skills related to illustration techniques and output media files suitable for web and print. The course will conclude with an introduction to digital page layout design software (InDesign). Students will learn how to incorporate text, photos, and vector art files into composed pieces designed for print output.
• Fundamental concepts of graphic design
• Composition and layout
• Visual identity
• Editorial design
• Web design
• Image editing and retouching
• Working with pixel and vector based imaging
• Output multiple page projects
• Prepare files for print media
• Adobe Photoshop CC
• Adobe InDesign CC
• Adobe Illustrator CC
HOW TO REGISTER
Please note that the class has a limited number of places, that will therefore be assigned on a first come – first enrolled basis!
Payment settlement is a condition to admission into class and booking cannot be confirmed until full payment has been received.
METHODS OF PAYMENT:
1. Bank transfer (find details under our terms and conditions.
- Payment in full.
- Six monthly installments of €335: First installment must be paid upon registration. The following payments must be done within the first week of the month once the course has started.
2. Cash at ESDIP Berlin office.
Please notice that payment settlement is a condition to admission into class and booking cannot be confirmed until full payment has been received.
GENERAL STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
› Introduction to the Creative Process - Learn the work process before any creative project.
› Composition and Layout - Start learning the importance of simplifying the elements and to catch attention to create a compact design. Essential aspect in the graphic design. First, in an analogical way, and then moving on to digital.
› Typography - to find confidence in your own typographic voice, and start seeing typography as a communication tool.
› Theory of color - Internalize the importance of color in everything we design, and learn how to take advantage of it.
› Visual Identity - Learn to distinguish the main functions of a good Visual Identity. Make It recognisable by being simple and clear but with personality and stands out from competitors.
› Editorial Design - Learn to compose and hierarchize the elements in the different publishing platforms.
› Introduction to Adobe illustrator
› Basic Tools
› Selecting tools
› Drawing tools
› Rulers and guides
› Distortion and transformation
› Patterns, gradients and effects
› Create outlines
› Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
› Pixels and resolution
› Selecting and move tools
› Clone stamp
› Drawing and painting tools
› Color settings
› Working with layers
› Blending modes
› Working with masks
› Transforming tools
› Smart objects
› We will work in teams of 2 people from the beginning of the course to the end.
› We will have the same client the whole course, but developing for It different projects that cover many areas in Graphic Design.
› This will help us first to work as a team, to have coherence in the discourse and in the graphic language when working with the same client all the course.
› We will establish a work method for each of the projects we are going to develop. That later will serve you for all kinds of graphic projects.
› We will learn by doing.
And the most important, we want to have FUN Learning!
SUMMARY OF THE COURSE
› Web and Social Media
› Signage and Merchandising
Illustrator II (Graphic Design)
› Logo Design
› Client Presentation
› Color Theory
› Final Art
Photoshop II (Art Direction)
› Creative Development
› Retouching tools and techniques
› Brain Storming
› Photo Edition
› Workspace: user interface and panels
› Managing colors
› Thread frames
› Building tables
› Working with objects
› Placing linked and embedded graphics
› Interactive Portfolio
› Final Art
The program content given is indicative; the course material is subject to change throughout the duration of the course.
ESDIP reserves the right to make changes as appropriate for aptitude reasons or due to unforeseen circumstances.
› LISI BADIA is a Graphic Designer & Art Director with a passion for Design, Typography, Fashion, Illustration and Art. She founded her own Studio ‘Badia Boutique’ 7 years ago. At the studio, she likes to think and work globally, starting a project manually and finishing in digital. Always walking next to the client. Enjoying the journey, the surprise and learning everyday. In 2009 Lisi co-founded a typography project called ShowUsYourType – a project which combines her love of typography and travel. And last year she co-founded Berlin Student Film Festival, which is still in it’s early days, but steadily gaining energy and recognition. Lisi lives and works between two cities: Barcelona and Berlin. Both lovely and so different.
› SARA VERA LECARO's works are mostly fashion and beauty related. She began as a self-taught artist from an early age, she studied Graphic Design, and worked as Art Director for several years in well known Agencies. Achieving international awards such as Cannes Lions, Effie Awards, Clio, and others. She decided to major her techniques in Fine Arts and Fashion, studying a Master in Fashion Design at IED Barcelona. Starting as freelance Artist. Her artworks have been published in several magazines, blogs, art exhibitions, and also in the “New Fashion Illustration” book from CYPI Press publishers. Her inspiration is mostly taken from fashion, movies and fairytales, exploring techniques between hand-detailed pencil, digital elements, watercolor and markers. www.saraveralecaro.com