Course notes

A notepad of sorts: a place to keep my notes, methods explained as well as definitions.

Typography

In design, typography is the visual manifestation of language. Meaning, and its expression, is at the core of typographic activity, at the level of both individual words and entire passages of text. This is called linguistic meaning.

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The SCAMPER method

S.C.A.M.P.E.R. is an acronym that provides an activity-based thinking process, and structured way of assisting students to think out of the box and enhance their knowledge.

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Design principles

Gestalt Principles are laws of human perception, used by designers to organize content so it is aesthetically pleasing and easy to understand.

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Colour theory: Itten

Itten was one of the first to develop successful methods — seven in total — of creating colour contrasts.

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Logo design

Inspiration, notes, and other snippets on logo design. Will be updated throughout the four years, I suspect.

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Branding

Branding is the process of building a brand. It's a strategy to help people to quickly identify a company's products and organization, and give them a reason to choose their products over the competor's.

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Photography

In the first Photography course we are looking at the history of the art form and getting to know our cameras.

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Colours

Colour modes: RGB, CMYK, spot colour — and more!

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Printing

How to prepare files for print. Packaging, preflight.

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Web design

The 10 principles of web design, tips to improve user experience

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