Learning How to Learn
Next we're gonna talk about learning how to learn. And, of all the skills that a contemporary communication design needs, this is perhaps the most important. So, I'm gonna talk about three ways you can learn more effectively. First, is learning from the past, and this comes in primarily two different ways. One way you can learn from the past is through historical precedent. See all the work. Just throw yourself into seeing great work. What's been made before you? How was what was made a response to something that was made even before that? But to just engage yourself with the visual world. And the more work you see, the more you'll elevate your eye. You can also learn from the past by looking at your previous work. That's seeing everything you've made in the past and asking yourself what could've been better? What was working? Identifying specifically what those things are, and then continuing to improve on them day by day. Next, you can learn from the present, and learning from the pr...
There is a tendency in design education to discuss mediums as career paths. Web designer. Print designer. Type Designer. And while there is enormous value in specialized skills, technology has radically reconfigured the landscape of the industry. Print designers are asked to design—and create—content published in monthly print magazines, weekly blogs, and daily social media posts. Social media marketing is redefining advertising. Branding includes more customer experience, both on and offline.
The field is rapidly redrawing its own boundaries and its relationship to other industries. What does it mean to be a communication designer in today's market? And how can we build success for tomorrow?
In this class, YuJune Park, Associate Director of the Communication Design program at Parsons School of Design, will share with you the fundamental skills that graphic designers, or rather, communication designers need to succeed in an industry that expects its practitioners to move fluidly from printed matter to digital screens and beyond.