The Practice of Visual Storytelling: Interviews with Artists skillshare originals badge

Debbie Millman, Writer, educator, artist, brand consultant

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7 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Interview: Adam J. Kurtz

    • 3. Interview: Pam Butler

    • 4. Interview: Giorgia Lupi

    • 5. Interview: Paul Sahre

    • 6. Closing

    • 7. More to Explore

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Project Description

Share a visual story — your own, or one that inspires you!


It's your turn! Inspired by these interviews, create a visual story of your own. Your goal is to combine images and text in a way that communicates a narrative and point of view.

  • Think about what you'd like to say. Will you speak from a personal emotional experience like Adam J. Kurtz, or respond to a cultural narrative like Pam Butler? Will you start with a data set and questions like Giorgia Lupi, or will you turn an everyday phrase "on its head" like Paul Sahre?
  • When it comes time to construct your piece, be sure to check out Debbie's first class on Skillshare: The Art of the Story: Creating Visual Narratives. These lessons provide more examples, actionable tips, and demonstrations — and will inspire you to play with a wide range of materials and media. From pen and paper to getting creative with photos or chalk, you'll discover a whole new world.
  • If you'd like to participate but aren't yet sure about sharing your own work, share a visual story from an icon or artist you admire. Together, the class community can create a gallery of inspiration.

Getting creative with visual storytelling is a great way to express yourself, catch attention, and enhance your storytelling skills. Every story can be visualized — we can't wait to see what you create!



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Left to Right: Adam J. Kurtz, Pam Butler, Giorgia Lupi & Stefanie Posavec, Paul Sahre

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