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Visual Languages: Learning the Basics of Information Design
Maral Pourkazemi, Creative Manager, Freelancer, Design Activist
Monday, 29th April, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
As the communication and consumption of information becomes more and more important today, information graphics have become a popular topic of conversation. This class will cover the basics of visual language and introduce the methodical and digital production techniques useful to process a unique visual language. We'll explore and implement new forms of expression, giving you a manual visual repertory and knowledge of how to explore that repertory.
+ You want to know more about producing creative shapes in a highly methodical way
+ You are a passionate storyteller
+ You believe that a visual language is more powerful than a pie chart
+ A logical process can truly support creativity
+ You will be able trust and believe in design detail
+ This will not only be useful for information visualization projects but also for graphic design processes
+ Intermediate to advanced knowledge of graphic design principles
+ Do you know Otl Aicher? Good!
+ Confident skills in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and vector/path editing
Preparation: Bring some pencils and a sketchbook. You'll need a laptop with Adobe Illustrator or InDesign installed on it. If you have a graphic tablet or mouse, bring it along—you might need them too.
Instructor: Maral Pourkazemi is a designer. The success of her infographic "The Iranian Internet Between Freedom and Isolation" has led her to speak at conferences around the world about the importance of design for social issues. With her expertise in information design and her conceptual skills, she works closely with research teams and leads the Creative Department of a human rights organisation in London.
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