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The Art of the Story: Creating Visual Narratives

Debbie Millman, Writer, educator, artist, brand consultant

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10 Videos (58m)
    • Introduction

    • Your Assignment

    • Historical Objects

    • Contemporary Objects

    • Finding Your Story

    • Editing Your Story

    • Materials

    • Sketching

    • Crafting

    • Conclusion

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About This Class

Join one of design’s most beloved advocates for a class exploring visual stories. Debbie Millman is world-renowned as the host of Design Matters, co-founder of SVA’s Masters in Branding program, and an award-winning author and artist.

Learn how to craft a narrative, edit your writing, find inspiration in history, and experiment with materials. Plus, this class features an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Debbie’s personal collection of favorite visual stories, books, art objects, and more.

This class is ideal for designers, writers, and everyone with a story to tell. All you need to get started is a love of language, a passion for art, and a desire to bring them together.

This class is presented in partnership with AIGA, the professional association for design, alongside Steven Heller’s Skillshare class, The Designer’s Guide to Writing and Research.

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I love this course as it gives everyone the chance to be creative, to learn to be creative and it shows you in very simple steps where to look for inspiration, what materials to use, how to use them etc.
Such a beautiful and informative class!
The class is wonderful. It gives you some ideas and inspiration, encouragement and a proposition of tools you can use to express yourself. The nicest thing is that you need a good idea, a message you want to communicate and some easily obtainable materials and you're good to go.





Debbie Millman

Writer, educator, artist, brand consultant

For the past twenty years, Debbie has been President of Sterling Brands, where she has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands, including projects with P&G, Colgate, Nestle, Kraft and Pepsi. In 2014, she was named President, Chief Marketing Officer of the firm. In 2013, Debbie was named one of the most influential designers working today by GDUSA. Debbie is the founder and host of Design Matters, the world's first podcast about design, which has garnered over one million downloads an...

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