Corporate Identity + Marketing and Collaterals Design (Hands-on sessions)
Effective Logo Design (2 days)
Most consumers have very strong opinions regarding their favorite brand. These opinions are more emotional than rational. Some brands (e.g. Apple, Microsoft, Adidas etc.) resonate with customers more than others. They form an emotional attachment to these brands, often disregarding better products and services for ones with higher visibility and brand recognition.
It is therefore of the utmost importance that every company — especially the small business, has a sound brand strategy and a strong brand identity with a unique identifi- able logo.
This is a two day comprehensive hands-on workshop on logo design. Incorporating the best practices and creative techniques that will take your skills in logo design to the next level.
- The do’s and don’ts of logo design
- How to design logos properly using time tested methods
- How to pitch your logo designs to your client
- How a branding manual is created
- The importance of branding and logo design in a corporate world
Designing Letterheads & Business Cards (1 day)
Complete course details coming soon...
Poster and Banner Making with Photoshop (1 day)
Although Illustrator and InDesign are the usual tools for design and layout, Adobe Photoshop is the one-stop-app for creating image-heavy pieces like posters, banners, and even handbills. Working entirely in Photoshop, you have access to all the image effects without having to shuttle back and forth between two applications.
Layers and layer effects blend seamlessly with other layers, selections with other images, image pixels with Smart Objects and vector text. Designers can have much more freedom, and results can be more predictable, especially resolution and color using Photoshop's soft-proofing preview. Using Layer Comps, you can easily come up with several versions of a design without having to create multiple files.
While the class exercises focus on poster making, the principles and techniques can be used for other communication materials that are more reliant on images than on text, such as hanging banners, Web banners, book and CD covers, and photographic illustrations.
- Using Postscript and raster types in Photoshop
- Using layer mask and vector mask creatively
- Using clipping mask
- Using type on path and vector graphics
- Using warp modes
- Using content aware scales
- Using layer comps to present alternative designs
- Managing color for different output devices
- Using Smart Objects
Designing Flyers and Brochures (2 days)
A quick look on the basics of flyer and brochure design, from media types and sizes, to the preparation of materials and text for layout, and the proper use of grids, white space, and fonts. The workshop involves producing layouts from scratch, with focus on proper material preparation and placement, and creating several studies from a creative brief.
- Effective flyer and brochure designs
- What works, what doesn't work
- Designing/conceptualizing the cover or main visual
- Text vs visuals: Balance, impact, appropriateness
- Document formatting
- Placement hierarchy
- Color and white space implementation
- Working with color
- Working with limited color palette (less than full color)
- Using color effectively
- The use of grids
- Arrangement, alignment, hierarchy, contrast
- Creating grids
- Breaking out of the grid
- Managing files, type and fonts
- Vector files and bitmap files
- Effective typography
- Choosing and using fonts
Branding, Labels and Product Packaging (2 days)
Products either fail or succeed depending on several factors, primarily due to how its branding was developed, and how it can relate to consumers at point of purchase. This workshop covers the basics of branding design, from creative brief to product development, with actual hands-on production of mock-up packaging.
- History of branding
- Branding ethics
- "Truth in advertising"
- Brand development
- SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
- Working with Vision and Mission statements
- Creating brand identity
- Design, symbolism, color
- Identifying the target market/potential consumers
- Creating and projecting brand "personality"
- Making emotional connection with consumers
- Maintaining the same image, message, "personality" across different media
- Packaging mechanics
- What shape? What material?
- Live areas, conspicuous areas, obscured areas
- Visibility (on store shelf)
Infographics Design (2 days)
It has been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”, and to take in large amounts of complex information and distilling them into a simple yet elegant visual is an art in itself. As much as it is easy to create those thousand words into a cohesive image, you still have to find the right way to express those words that will matter, and in today’s world where information is prevalent and essential, whether in product catalogs to news articles to food packaging, making sense of it all has become more of an art and a science.
In this two-day course, we will identify the basic elements in creating a basic infographic, including using the right font, the right visuals and the right context to efficiently visualize information without compromising on aesthetics and accuracy, while we uncover the qualities of what makes a truly effective infographic that stands out from the others, as well as some tips on how to add visual interest to the reader.
- In-house graphic artists involved in business collaterals
- Graphic designers interested in infographics and information design
- Business people in-charge of Business Presentations
- Infographic Junkies
Who should attend
- Graphic designer wannabes who are embarking on a second career
- Office staff who are doing double duty as graphic artists
- Current graphic designers and artists who want to put more oomph into their work
Participants should already have working knowledge in the use of graphic design applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and/or CorelDraw, and Adobe InDesign or those courses covered in the Graphic Design Software Applications (Level 1).
Terms and Conditions
Thirty percent (30%) downpayment is required upon registration. The balance can be paid in installments (cash, check or credit card). Payment schedule will be given upon registration. Downpayment is not refundable but transferable to other people or schedule.
Branding, Labels and Product Packaging Apr 29–30 (Sat to Sun) Designing Letterheads & Business Cards May 3 (Thu) Infographics Design Jun 14–15 (Wed to Thu) Poster and Banner Making Jun 22 (Thu) Designing Flyers and Brochures Jun 26–27 (Mon to Tue) Effective Logo Design Jul 22–23 (Sat to Sun)
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
PhP 18,800 (USD 470). Package fee is about 35% cheaper than taking each course separately.
Includes materials, lunch and snacks.
Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.