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Visual Language Workshop: Part III

February 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

The Brown institute at Columbia will be offering a three-session workshop on Visual Language, designed for journalism students to build vocabularies and practical skills around visual design through lectures, discussions, and hands-on sessions. You will walk away with a basic understanding of design principles and an overview of the graphics editor Adobe Illustrator.

In the workshop you will learn to communicate a piece of content clearly and effectively in type, color and layout, and recreate a piece of graphic from scratch with Illustrator. We will discuss questions such as – How to communicate without using the words and help viewers see the most important information? Here is the course outline:

Week 1 Design Principles
Monday 2/5, 10am-12pm, Room 601A

  • Color (color system and schemes, color choices)
  • Typography (fonts size, weight, style, readability, type choices)
  • Composition (layout, grid systems, information hierarchy)

Week 2: Adobe Illustrator
Monday 2/19, 10am-12pm, Room 601A

  • Raster and vector
  • Interface and workflow
  • Formats (svg, jpg and png)
  • Produce graphic

Week 3: Work Session
Monday 2/26, 10am-12pm, Room 601A

  • Bring your projects or questions

The workshop will take place in Room 601A on Mondays 2/5, 2/19, and 2/26 from 10am to 12pm (note there will be no session on 2/12). Please fill in your information using this link to sign-up, contact Rosalie (hy2514@columbia.edu) if you have any further questions.


February 26, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Brown Institute @ Columbia


601A in Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10026 United States
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