Graphic Design: Basic Principles in Practice

Communicate your ideas with more clarity, polish, and impact

Bad design is everywhere, be different! Learn how to use basic design principles to communicate your ideas with more clarity, polish, and impact. Covering typography, visual hierarchy, layout, and image use, this workshop will help you tackle your own design projects from promotional pieces and DVD packaging, to posters and book design with aplomb.

The basics will be taught through hands-on exercises and discussion-style classes.

 

Book cover courtesy of Glitterati Incorporated.

 

 

Instructors

Sarah Morgan Karp

Sarah is a freelance graphic designer based in midcoast Maine. She earned her BA in Graphic Design from Boston University in 2003 and now works primarily in book and print design, both locally and nationally.

 

 

Website: http://smk-design.com/index.html

 

Charles Altschul

Charles Altschul led the transition of Maine Media Workshops + College to non-profit status and served as its President from 2006 – 2011. He Received his B.A. and M.F.A. from Yale University where he also held a faculty appointment as Senior Lecturer. Altschul founded the New Overbrook Press in 1982 (now Camden Hills Press) to publish handcrafted artist books, most notably an illustrated folio signed by Nobel prizewinning author Samuel Beckett. In 1991, he moved to Camden, Maine to become Director of Education at the Eastman Kodak Center for Creative Imaging, a facility that pioneered the teaching of digital arts. Subsequently, Altschul worked with several art schools, including the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, to integrate digital technologies into their curricula. In 1997, he created the nation’s first B.F.A. program in Multimedia at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Working in both 500-year-old as well as cutting edge technologies, Altschul’s work as an artist and teacher stems from contemporary as well as historical perspectives.