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Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

Introduction to Graphic Design

Free Workshop at the Purple Thistle Centre

- 5:00pm
Sunday October 7 2012

Venue: Purple Thistle Centre
Address: #260-975 Vernon Drive, Vancouver
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: This space is up a large flight of stairs, and has no wheelchair accessibility.

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This workshop will be divided into two parts.

The first part will introduce some fundamental concepts of Graphic Design and give an overview of the technology and tools used to accomplish common design

* We will discuss and see examples of different aspects of visual communication, looking at posters, books, zines, web sites and analyzing what are the features of effective design.
* We will learn the basics of typography and the technology that goes along with manipulating text and images, including an introduction to Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as a discussion of the alternatives.

The second part of the workshop will be hands on.

* We will be completing a design project together with a step by step demonstration.

The workshop will conclude with a discussion of where to get
further resources and a description of the intermediate level
workshops being offered at the Thistle later this fall/winter.


About the presenter: Julian is a zine maker and designer who has spent years teaching himself graphic design skills. Most recently he has worked as a designer for a university newspaper, made websites for a variety of community and activist groups, and run a small print shop.


Unfortunately the space is not wheelchair accessible, there's more info on that at the website:

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