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Storytelling for Designers

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Bring the art of storytelling into your designs. Learn how to borrow the tricks writers, filmmakers, and advertisers use to tell great stories and apply them to graphic design.


  • Welcome
  • Storytelling in a visual profession
  • What stories are, and why we respond to them
1. Meaning and Impact
  • Connect with your audience
  • Stimulate emotion
  • Worth a thousand words?
2. Elements of the Narrative
  • Story structure
  • Who is the protagonist?
  • What is the story problem?
  • The element of surprise
3. Storytelling through Design Elements
  • Symbolism
  • Iconography and logos
  • Color and mood
  • Composition
  • Do it with style
  • Typography
4. Practical Application
  • Putting it all together
  • Researching the audience and the client
  • Using personas
  • Coming up with story concepts
  • The creative brief
  • Wrapping up

Taught by

Stacey Williams-Ng


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