Take a graphic design class.
Over the past two weeks I’ve been taking Alma Loveland’s Principles of Good Design class from Nicole’s Classes. I’ve taken many Nicole’s classes before, and this one is definitely one of my favorites. First, it’s just two weeks long, which makes it a lot easier to fit into a busy schedule. Alma Loveland is just plain awesome, and she does a great job giving students bite-sized concepts. The class has really helped me to reevaluate the way I think about and see graphic design, and I’m looking forward to applying some of my mad new skills here on Not Merely Living.
The class covers four main concepts: proximity, contrast, repetition, and alignment. As a part of our homework for the course, we had to create four pinboards to collect images representing these concepts. Here are snapshots of mine (click the image below to see my full pinboard):
I can’t wait to try out some of these principles. I really learned a lot in this class, but I had zero previous formal design knowledge. Have you ever taken a graphic design class?
This was definitely a fun goal to cross off my list.