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Visual Design Bootcamp

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Are you a UX designer looking to expand your skill set? Maybe you are someone with no design experience but interested in visual design as a potential career? Want to make your company newsletter look less terrible?

This bootcamp is for anyone who wants to understand how to make beautiful and (most importantly) effective digital designs.

Visual design is more than simply being able to make something look “nice.” Good designers understand how to use the principles of design and human visual perception to communicate effectively with their target audience — to inspire them, encourage them to buy something, engage with a community, etc.

In the first part of this bootcamp, we’ll be learning the basic stages of the design process (research, ideation, wireframing, design) and design theory fundamentals (color, composition, and typography). Then, you’ll get to practice applying these new skills through in-class activities, and have the opportunity to iterate on and improve your designs through critique.

Takeaways

  • Understand the value of design and the design process

  • Be familiar with key stages of the visual design process from research to final mockup

  • Understand how to apply design fundamentals (composition, typography, color)

  • Experience with giving, receiving, and applying design feedback

  • Practice using industry software (Sketch)

  • Leave with in-class projects that showcase new skills



Bernice Chao

Associate Creative Director, David&Goliath

Hello I'm Bernice, and I'm a fully integrated Associate Creative Art Director. In my 12+ years of experience I've worked on everything from Super Bowl commercials, 3D google cardboard, experiential videos, digital experiences, OOH stunts, social media, print, banners and more. My work has also been featured on various places such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Rolling Stones, Vogue, NBC, and more. Outside of my day job I continuously work on several non-profit efforts (Today, I'm Brave, Light Bringer Foundation, ThinkLA, LMU, and C:\DAGS) and is also the lead organizer for TEDxCulverCity.

Earlier Event: November 6
TEDxCulverCity "Think Again"
Later Event: January 5
Visual Design Bootcamp