Design Logos Like a Graphic Designer
Each session in this ongoing Graphic Design class brings a new challenge to wow a different "client" with a thought out logo design that meets client needs, encouraging creativity and honing planning skills along the way.
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Completed by 6 learners
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learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
55 minutes per class
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Want to try out a graphic design career? This ongoing class will give you a sample of what that can look like, but it isn't only for aspiring graphic designers or artists. That's because graphic design is one of many types of artistic career paths, and plenty of the necessary skills can be applied to all kinds of other fields. Designing is all about learning to listen, analyze, plan, take feedback, and make adjustments until you get the result you are working for while still making sure to...
Learners will work on understanding a client's needs and learn to give helpful feedback and accept it in return. Planning and time management skills will be emphasized as this is a highly condensed version of the design process. Though established art skills are not required for this course, repeated sessions will improve them since practice really does help.
I am a former homeschooler with a design background. Though not a graphic designer, my life has involved design in the forms of architecture, art, and interior design. I'm going to count my husband being a graphic designer for years in there too! This class is modeled after a few different college design courses I have had the pleasure of taking-- varying in the form of design they focused on, yet sharing aspects that made their lessons universal. I have combined those aspects into the method we will use in this class, which becomes a compressed version of the design process.
No homework assigned as each class stands alone. However, for those who are considering careers in design, they may create a honed version, more renderings, and different mockups outside of class with less stringent time constraints. Learners are welcome to present them through the classroom page. Totally optional!
- Plenty of paper. A sketchpad is useful but not required. Vellum is great for serious designers to uses on final drafts. Plain white, graph paper, or tracing paper work well for planning. - Pencil and eraser - Black pen, marker, felt tip pen, etc. (I do not recommend ball point pens for final drafts) - Markers or Colored pencils. Other coloring medium okay. - A folder for ongoing students to keep their work. Out of unlined, plain paper? Your markers run dry? Join anyway. We can always make it work! Prefer to draw on a tablet? Digital art is fine for the final logo portion of each class, however I will not be teaching any applications so students should have a basic knowledge of their digital drawing tools. Some learning as you go is okay. All drafts and planning should be done on physical paper.
Since this is an ongoing class that students may hop in and out of, no formal assessment is made and it is kept light and laid back so that all skill levels can join. Each class allows students to see their progress from initial sketches to final design. However, students who choose to take it more seriously and create portfolios can see their progress across many weeks. I can assess student involvement during class, individual designs, and portfolios, giving more detailed feedback when requested for those looking to improve their skills and possibly pursue a career in design.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I love learning, art, design, and exploring
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
5 total reviews
13 completed classes
Hi! My name is Ami, pronounced Aww- meee. I have a background in architecture and art, having worked off and on as a consultant and designer for about 15 years. I also had the pleasure of homeschooling my son for a few years until I was able to...