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Contemporary Communication Design

with YuJune Park

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   03 Thinking Like a Designer


Class duration: 1h 32m

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About The Class

Find your Career Path to Success in Today's Design Industry

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.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Defining Communication Design Today

  3. 03

    Thinking Like a Designer

  4. 04

    What Skills do I Need?

  5. 05

    The Vocabulary of Design

  6. 06

    The Design Process

  7. 07

    Cross Platform Making

  8. 08

    Learning How to Learn

  9. 09

    The Learning Path to Success


Meet Your Expert

YuJune Park

YuJune Park is the Associate Director and Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Parsons School of Design and the co-founder of Synoptic Office. She served as the Program Director from 2014–2017. ... read more

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  • Loi Laing

    Loi Laing

    October 2017

    Very thorough introduction to contemporary design that explains the skills, mindset, and processes necessary to be successful in this field.

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    May 2018

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    January 2019

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