Graphic Design Inspiration: Idea Generation | Cookie Redding | Skillshare

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Graphic Design Inspiration: Idea Generation

teacher avatar Cookie Redding, Artist, Designer, Teacher

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Introduction to Idea Generation

      1:30
    • 2. Supplies

      0:49
    • 3. Project Description

      2:16
    • 4. The Thumbnail Sketch

      11:58
    • 5. Digital Thumbnails

      5:38
    • 6. List Making

      4:45
    • 7. Mind Mapping

      7:16
    • 8. Pinterest

      1:57
    • 9. Analog Pinterest

      6:42
    • 10. Mood Boards

      2:27
    • 11. Conclusion

      0:32
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About This Class

How exactly do you get ideas when you’re a graphic designer? What other tools are out there beyond the “dreaded” thumbnail sketch.  This class is designed to give you a variety of idea generating tools at your design arsenal and as well to take these new tools and techniques to create a final poster project.

Overview::

 

In this class you will learn how to use a variety of idea generating tools for graphic design including:

// Sketchbooks (let’s start at the beginning...this is the one we’re all used to!) and sketching types

// List Making

// Photo References

// Mood boards

// Mind mapping

// Pinterest (digital *and!* analog style)

 

As well, you will have a client brief to work off of to create a poster design with a specific design challenge.  Utilize one or more of the above idea generation techniques to brainstorm new ideas for your poster.

 

Course level:: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Meet Your Teacher

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Cookie Redding

Artist, Designer, Teacher

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Good hello!

Welcome to my Skillshare page and channel.  I hope you find your spark of creativity!

 

My name is Cookie and I'm an artist, designer and maker.  My first work of art was at the tender age of 2 and was found underneath my parent's coffee table* (they were *thrilled* about my creation but luckily realized that I enjoyed making even then and fostered an artistic upbringing for me) 

 

I have been a professor of art and design since 2000 and love seeing that spark of excitement from students, which I lovingly refer to as the "ah-ha!" moment. I am a firm believer in experimentation, trial and error and practice makes perfect.  Skillshare is a wonderful platform to flex those creative muscles an... See full profile

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