Graphic Design Inspiration:: Idea Generation

Cookie Redding, Artist, Designer, Educator

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11 Videos (46m)
    • Introduction to Idea Generation

      1:30
    • Supplies

      0:49
    • Project Description

      2:16
    • The Thumbnail Sketch

      11:58
    • Digital Thumbnails

      5:38
    • List Making

      4:45
    • Mind Mapping

      7:16
    • Pinterest

      1:57
    • Analog Pinterest

      6:42
    • Mood Boards

      2:27
    • Conclusion

      0:32

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

2 of 2 students recommendSee All

Cookie you are such a great teacher. A great presents, clear, upbeat and to the point. I'll be apply your ideas generating ideas to a project that i am currently working on. Lists, mind maps and the Pinterest analog!!!...I'm trying that one tonight! Thanks again!
Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

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Cookie Redding

Artist, Designer, Educator

Cookie Redding is an artist and designer practicing in a variety of mediums-from drawing and painting to photography, ceramics and printmaking. She received a B.A. in art and an M.F.A. in ceramics/printmaking from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. She runs Likes I Love, and sells online at etsy.  She teaches fine art and design classes at regional universities. She has a tendency to get excited about art and talk nonstop about it. You will hear her say awesome a lot (which is a good thing!).

Visit her art adventures on instagram:: likesilovestudio

Visit her blog:: likesilove.com