graphic design

It is often said you only truly understand something when you’re also able to explain it. Even though I have no idea if that’s true, I did manage to get to a level where I’m able to teach others something about graphic design.

In 2018 and 2019, I gave several workshops on the basics of designing a beautiful and readable report, as well as a workshop on Visualising your personal identity. While the latter was just a iteration by Bart and myself on the existing workshop by Mark and Eva, the former one I developed from scratch together with four other students, with whom I gave the workshop two times.

The programme for the workshop: defining your favorite characteristics, making a visual collage, a break, making your personal style guide and making the first page of your master plan.
The programma for the Visualising your personal identity workshop.
Someone cutting an image from a magazine.
One part of the workshop involved making a collage to represent your identity.
Four people working on their collage.
One part of the workshop involved making a collage to represent your identity.
Two finished collages.
Every participant ended up with an extensive collage.
The schedule overview.
The report workshop consisted of three main parts, leading to a nice spread at the end of the day.
The topics in type setting: font size, line length, line height, alignment, paragraph marking, hierarchy and InDesign styles.
My part was about type setting and a bit about grids; these were the seven topics I explained as the basis for putting text on a page nicely.
A basic rule of thumb for good line heights for body text: taking between 1.2 and 1.5 times the font size.
And I tried to combine theory...
Two paragraphs, one set in Arial and the other in Times, with a different line height.
...with examples. The slides were also shared for future reference, which the participants greatly appreciated.


Oh, right. Yeah, yeah sure. So... talk to you later?

Yeah please do! :D