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Graphic Design

Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 21 - Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DFOU-2817
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Fluency in vector drawing using Adobe Illustrator is bound to add depth to your portfolio and broaden your marketability in today's competitive design economy. You'll build on your existing familiarity with Adobe Illustrator to undertake three graphic illustration projects in a structured step-by-step format. You'll start with an illustration project that covers blends, effects and textures. You'll continue with a wallpaper project that introduces the repeat concept, and finish with a project that employs die lines and goes from flat to three-dimensional design. Registration, layers and file types are consistent topics throughout. You'll wrap up the course having demonstrated competency in this essential digital design workflow.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or Adobe Illustrator


Instructor
  • Name: Anne-Marie Byrd (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DFOU-2801
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Designed for easy integration with Adobe's other software products (Photoshop, Illustrator), InDesign has a user-friendly, intuitive interface and offers flexibility through its wide array of supported file formats. Designers can use it to combine text and illustrations for single- or multi-page documents and to prepare them digitally for output to press, printer or PDF (portable document format). Students in this course gain technical knowledge of the application's basic tool layout, image manipulation, and vector integration tools. All the while, concepts of visual communication and design are reinforced through hands-on exercises.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2921
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Discover the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter source material, such as photographs or scanned artwork. You'll create original work from preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools found in Adobe Photoshop, produce comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won't believe the digital wonders you can create!


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2921-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Discover the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter source material, such as photographs or scanned artwork. You'll create original work from preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools found in Adobe Photoshop, produce comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won't believe the digital wonders you can create!


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 11 - 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PRNT-0368
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185 | lab fee $15


Description

Typography is everywhere, yet rarely noticed. It is the art of planning with intuition, while at the same time alluding to your own visual forms and concepts. Proper typography vanishes, and either flows seamlessly through the audience, or amplifies the composition and meaning of a piece. In this course, you will learn the expressive, but always practical, approach to this graphic form using the core Adobe Suite tools, and leave with a newfound understanding of the essentials of type design.

Applies to: AN-E, ID-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Britton Kroessler (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PRNT-0367
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

The most sought-after graphic design object has a circulation in the millions, making it coveted and eagerly exchanged. Currency is the subject of this advanced studio, where you'll focus on the design of paper money. The instructor initiates the course with a deconstructive approach, as you reinterpret a familiar note with very narrow design specifications. The common design brief asks that you develop an awareness of cultural sensibilities and technical concerns that determine a bill's redesign. The second project is a self-directed effort: You'll propose your own design brief that allows you to create two original pieces as if they were held in the treasury of a fictional community.

Applies to: GR-E, PM-E

Prerequisite: Typographics I: Elements + Process


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PRNT-0791
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining the meaning of graphic design, the design process and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Students respond to presentations and engage in hands-on assignments intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD|CE Graphic Design Certificate Program and the broader field of the professional graphic designer.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-R, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PRNT-0791-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining the meaning of graphic design, the design process and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Students respond to presentations and engage in hands-on assignments intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD|CE Graphic Design Certificate Program and the broader field of the professional graphic designer.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-R, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PRNT-0714
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces two-dimensional design as it needs to be understood by the graphic designer. Students explore and develop an understanding of visual relationships through the use of the elements of design (line, shape, value and texture) and the accompanying principles of design, including figure/ground relationships, repetition, contrast, rhythm, and transformation. Students are gently introduced to the graphic design workflow using vector drawing tools on the Apple computer platform. Together as a class they review the basic concepts, practice and vocabulary of design while critiquing peer projects to achieve greater visual literacy.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-R, IT-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Graphic Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Anya Lownie (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3745
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Whether you're designing logos for your band, your home page or a self-published comic book, you need to start loving letters -- or at least appreciating them. Letters have the potential to project as much distinctive identity as the groups, products and teams to which they are attached, but this connection does not happen by accident. In this type design course, you'll be introduced to the basics of letter-form, which is the key element in the process of creating logos and titles that electrify and excite. Discover how to start with a doodle in a sketchbook that is then scanned into Adobe Illustrator and perfected until it is ready for display on a patch, poster or drum head.

Applies to: AT, YD

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of 2D Design or Digital Drawing Board


Instructor
  • Name: Erin Murphy (Bio)