MUST SEE on September 5.
Workflow, Time Management and Productivity for Creatives (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. with Lisa Congdon
Get Organized And Get To Work! (Yes, You Can.)
You have everything you need to create and implement effective, lasting organizational systems, whether you know it or not. As creatives we’re taught to believe this isn’t true.
Do any of these common myths about creatives sound familiar to you?
Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon has worked with over 75 clients around the world including MoMA, REI Co-op, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and Random House Publishing, among many others. In this class she will teach you how to establish effective, workflows and time management strategies that will to streamline your processes and maximize creative work time. Lisa has spent years developing these systems. The monumental success of her career is proof these systems work. Join us.
In this class you will learn:
Brand Assets with Adobe® InDesign®
Creative Live On Air September 2 -3
Learn How to Use Adobe InDesign to create professional branding assets like business cards, logos and letterhead.
MUST SEE on September 3-4
Color for Designers: Exploration, Theory, & Application
An Accessible Approach To The Serious Study Of Color.
Our response to color comes from the place in our brain where trust, loyalty, behavior, and decision occur – every successful project relies on a designer making smart choices about color.
In Color for Designers: Exploration, Theory, & Application, Richard Mehl will give you a foundational understanding of color theory principles and demonstrate how to apply them. Richard has studied alongside design legends, Paul Rand, Bradbury Thompson and Herbert Matter and in this class he’ll share insights gleaned from 12 years of teaching and writing about color in design.
Richard takes an accessible approach to the serious study of color theory for designers. You’ll be exposed to a relevant series of ideas and skills by exploring a range of analog and digital projects. Richard will discuss:
In Color for Designers: Exploration, Theory, & Application you’ll develop a new awareness and sensitivity to color that will bolster your confidence in your personal and professional design work.
Expand Your Creative Mind To Maximize Your Contribution To Team Projects.
Creative Live On Air September 1-2
Putting together a winning team is always a challenge, but the process is even tougher when you throw creativity and innovation into the mix. Collaboration can be the enemy of creativity, preventing the kind of risk-taking needed for truly transformative ideas to emerge.
World-renowned speaker, author and entrepreneur Shane Snow tackles this dilemma by addressing the uncomfortable truths of creative collaboration, showing how we can flip them to our advantage to become in-demand and indispensable, no matter our craft or how much creative room we have to grow.
Shane will explore the human behavior and team dynamics that can help you make any team more creative. He’ll teach you the art and science of lateral thinking—problem solving that takes an indirect and creative approach—so you can push your collaborations to the next level. And he’ll help you build the counter-intuitive skills that will make you more essential and in-demand as a creative partner.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
Understand the frustrating paradox of breakthrough creativity.
Promote creative friction in order to spark and harness ultra-productive creative conflict.
Brainstorm productively and successfully.
Trick your enemies into helping you make your work and ideas better.
Develop curiosity in others so your big ideas get considered by those with the power and purse strings.
Discover ways to innovate and create in a team environment
Develop intellectual humility so you can become more open-minded and make creative breakthroughs with others.
Showcase Your Best Work.
Creative Live On Air September 26-27
A portfolio is a designer’s calling card. Job-seeking designers must capture the interest of potential clients and employers, but the elements of an attention-grabbing portfolio are far from obvious. Create a Knockout Design Portfolio changes that.
In this class, Ram Castillo will help you through every stage of portfolio development from conceptualization to organization to dissemination.
Think of your portfolio as a sales pitch – as a designer you are selling a service the employer is buying. Learn how to sell your skills through the contents and structure of your portfolio. In this class, Ram will help you develop a clear action plan for creating a design portfolio that stands out.
You’ll learn how to:
A portfolio is a designer's opportunity to showcase their work and put their best foot forward. Take full advantage of this opportunity and Create a Knockout Design Portfolio.
ELIZABETH / SIDEBOTHAM
August 13, 2018-September 22, 2018
Location: Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, Moraine Valley Community College
Reception: Thursday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-Noon
Artist Talk: 11 a.m.
Elizabeth/Sidebotham embraces the paradox presented by the intersection of a traditional domestic landscape and artistic productivity. Fragility interplays with strength and reverence replaces frivolity. The materials, forms, and modes of productions are infused with memory and sentimentality and exist in a state of premature nostalgia. There is profundity in the banal, but it is also spectacularly boring. Elizabeth/Sidebotham strives to capture this contradiction. The gallery exhibition will continue into the atrium.
Lacks’s cells gave rise to medical miracles, but ethical questions of propriety and ownership continue to swirl.
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