Graphic design is all about visual communication. Through shapes, colour, typography, and illustration, we tell a story. But how often do we consider what story we’re telling the world about who we are?

This course is both practical and creative in scope. Using Google Slides and Canva, participants will learn to use page layout to communicate personality in a way applicable to their everyday lives, whether they are students or professionals. These skills are critically-overlooked tools which everyone can benefit from developing.

The workshop is comprised of lecture, presentation, and critique, and will culminate in a final presentation on personal branding. Each class will cover a different practical form—from mastering the art of the CV to poster creation, logo applications,and Powerpoints, as well as the specifics of concept, text alignment, hierarchy, and grids.

Amanda Lenko is a UI/UX graphic designer and illustrator based in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Design, Interdisciplinary from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax. Amanda’s work is driven by her curiosity and passion for working with people from diverse backgrounds; she pursues every opportunity to use her design skills to help social issues. Her array of experience includes designing and developing online courses for McGill University, working in-house at large corporations, and branding local small businesses. A strong interest in architecture and history inspire her clothing line, Arkiteektur. She starts her Masters of Design in Fall 2020.

Details and Registration

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See upcoming and in-progress schedules for this workshop. The price is $100 for four sessions; 6-8 participants per group.

Schedule (open)

  • Wednesday, June 17, from 5 pm -7 pm
  • Wednesday, June 24, from 5 pm -7 pm
  • Wednesday, July 1, from 5 pm -7 pm
  • Wednesday, July 8, from 5 pm -7 pm

This is an introductory course; it’s for anyone who’s interested in learning how to use visual design to tell a story, and would like to learn practical knowledge that can be applied to everyday life.

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