Art Direction Bootcamp
Build the skillset needed to become an art director, or work with one. Research existing campaigns, then begin to develop your own campaign using the creative brief as your guide to develop a strategy and rationale for your work. Complete the course with a design strategy that follows up on the creative brief.
What you can learn.
- Understand typography history, how to select a typeface, and how to design the written word
- Understand color theory, psychological and historical
- Develop a keen eye for considering imagery, including illustration and photography
- Develop an interviewing and insight-building practice
- Use a toolkit of questions to ask your client (or yourself)
- Use a toolkit of answers using your new visual skill set
About this course:
design skills to bring an idea to life with purposeful and thoughtful combination of imagery, typography, composition, hierarchy and color. Dive into the psychology of color theory, the history of typography and the power of imagery. Building upon this knowledge, you will be able to clearly articulate your creative vision in order to design or direct any creative project: branding, web design, packaging, presentations, or anything needing a visual eye. Be a more thoughtful and considerate designer, with the ability to defend your work and articulate the success of your designs. Or become a better client, with the ability to be clear in what you are looking for, understand the design language, and get the most out of your designers.
Fall 2018 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.