Design Thinking for Graphic Designers

Learn how to draw and edit illustrations to use in creative projects for fun and for an audience.

In this course, students will learn about the ways in which images are used to tell stories. Already familiar with picture books, they will use this knowledge as a springboard to analyze how different elements of a picture convey meaning. They will then learn how to use different online drawing programs to create digital illustrations for specific purposes. As a final step, they will plan a story they want to tell and use a collection of original digital illustrations to tell their story.

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Description

Learn how to draw and edit illustrations to use in creative projects for fun and for an audience.

In this course, students will learn about the ways in which images are used to tell stories. Already familiar with picture books, they will use this knowledge as a springboard to analyze how different elements of a picture convey meaning. They will then learn how to use different online drawing programs to create digital illustrations for specific purposes. As a final step, they will plan a story they want to tell and use a collection of original digital illustrations to tell their story.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

  • Computer or tablet with internet connection
  • Smart phone or camera
  • Paper, pens, pencils

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Understand the relationships between images and text
  • Use digital art tools to create and edit illustrations
  • Identify images that represent specific ideas and are tailored to a specific audience
  • Design and create interesting projects using text and images

Course content

Unit 1 – A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
Lesson 1: What is The Story?
Lesson 2: What’s the Feeling?

Unit 2 – Illustrate This!
Lesson 3: Places and Dreams
Lesson 4: What’s In a Picture
Lesson 5: Stories from Pictures
Lesson 6-7: Story Illustration Challenge

Unit 3 – Digital Illustration Programs
Lesson 8: The Candy Challenge with ABCya
Lesson 9: Thank You Cards with Sketch
Lesson 10: More Drawing Programs
Lesson 11: Design a Poster

Unit 4 – Story Illustration Challenges
Lesson 12-13: Story Illustration Challenges
Lesson 14-15: Preparing and Sharing Portfolios

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  • Product Type: Foundation
  • Career Pathway: Digital Storytelling
  • Career Track: Graphic Design
  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 9-12
  • Grade:
  • Style: Self-paced
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  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Design Thinking for Graphic Designers

    Learn how to draw and edit illustrations to use in creative projects for fun and for an audience.

    In this course, students will learn about the ways in which images are used to tell stories. Already familiar with picture books, they will use this knowledge as a springboard to analyze how different elements of a picture convey meaning. They will then learn how to use different online drawing programs to create digital illustrations for specific purposes. As a final step, they will plan a story they want to tell and use a collection of original digital illustrations to tell their story.

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    SKU: SPCGR0x Category: Tag:

    $99 USD