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Great Graphic Design: Create Emotional, Gripping Typographic Art

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Overview

Get your design brain going and explore a new way to express yourself with designer Sophia Yeshi’s fun and approachable class!

Join Sophia in a constructive and charming class that breaks down the fundamentals of graphic design and sets you up with a brand new set of tools for your creative expression. Sophia’s art is bold, unapologetic, colorful, and gorgeous to look at — and much of the time her inspiration comes from her own feelings and her interest in the world around her. 

Alongside Sophia, you’ll learn everything you need to know about graphic design and several things you may not have known about yourself — what colors you’re drawn to, what kind of quotes you find invigorating or inspiring, or your latent obsession with any and all fonts.

Lessons include:

  • A crash course in basic design principles such as balance, rhythm, and more
  • A behind-the-scenes look into Sophia’s inspiration and reference process
  • Exploration into how to develop palettes that express emotion
  • Several tips and tricks for fun and interesting Adobe Illustrator effects

By the end of the class, you’ll have at least one completed typographic design and a whole new medium of creative expression, one that you’ll return to again and again.

Sophia’s class is tailored to beginner designers with a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator, but students of any level are welcome to participate and enjoy.

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Emotion and Art
  • Basic Principles of Graphic Design
  • Choosing References
  • Setting Up Your Artboards
  • Choosing Your Fonts
  • Creating Your First Design
  • Creating Your Second Design
  • Adding Illustration Elements
  • Choosing Your Colors
  • Adding Textures and Final Touches
  • Final Thoughts

Taught by

Sophia Yeshi

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