ROLE: TEACHER - DESIGNER
I was approached earlier this year to teach a class on Skillshare.com. Working with the CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn, I was able to develop a course that will help students break out of their comfort zones and put their personal voice back into their designs, through experimental typography. I named the course "Everyday Type: Creating Letters with Everyday Objects."
Being a passionate Designer / Art Director I wanted to teach students how to create letters out of 'Everyday Objects.' My belief is that you can find inspiration in anything and that you can use the objects around you as tools for communication.
In this class students will create a Typographic Poster using Experimental-Remixed Letters made from ‘Everyday Objects.’
The goal is to look at ‘Everyday Objects’ as a source of inspiration for generating typography. Through a creative process students will apply, synthesize and evaluate the construction of letters; these letters will be used as metaphors that convey bigger concepts/ideas.
This class also focuses on this idea of playing in design, to put your personal voice back into your work, making every visual you create, an authentic one.
Through the units EXPLORE, PLAY, REMIX and REFINE students will:
• Develop a “mindset” that fosters inspiration and creativity
• Learn different methods of Brainstorming
• Integrate their personal voice when constructing letterforms.
• Use Remixing to enhance hand made letters
• Construct a Typographic Poster using Remixed Letters.
This class is perfect for anyone interested in design, typography and making amazing visuals. Let's get ready to PLAY!
Check out this course for FREE here.