Design Workshops

Print is proud to offer a series of interactive design workshops by the brightest minds in design and delivered to your desktop. Check back often for new events!

The workshops are either on-demand and open for a week or they are live webinars that are only an hour long. If you register for the live webinar and can’t attend, we will send you a copy of the recording. The week-long workshops can be accessed at any time of your convenience during the scheduled time period.

You may also view the workshop calendar here.

Letterform Design 1

Typography 101: Letterform Design I

Typography is one of the most essential and omnipresent fields today, and while Type Design is only a part of the larger typography field, it is indispensable for learning how to perceive the intricacies of typographic perception. In this course, Dr Shelley Gruendler of Typecamp, will guide you through the process of designing your own type. You will delve into the process of font design and get expert feedback on your designs.

In Typography 101: Letterform Design I, you’ll learn:

  • Typographic nomenclature
  • Basic letterform design
  • Positive/negative space balance

When: June 6-Jul 3
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Web Design 101 for Designers – Part 1

If you are a designer looking to add web design to your repertoire, then this workshop is for you. This workshop is part 1 or a 2 part workshop.

Lesson 1, Web Design for Beginners: Web 101, covers the language of web design. This lesson will give you a fundamental understanding of how the web works and give you the vocabulary you need to work with web developers.

In Web Design for Beginners: Web 101, you’ll learn:

  • The technological basis of the web
  • How websites work
  • Basic web vocabulary

Lesson 2, Web Design for Beginners: Designing for the Web, expalains how web design works, including the limits and advantages of the web to become an effective web designer.

In Web Design for Beginners: Designing for the Web, you’ll learn:

  • How your design skills transfer to the web
  • How content management systems work
  • The rules and conventions of web design
  • Where to go to find inspiration for web design

When: June 8 – 15
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How to Use Visual Language to Create Infographics

How to Use Visual Language to Create Infographics

This workshop combines our very popular infographics workshops – Creating Great Infographics and Infographics: Data, Design Distribute into one very informative workshop.

In How to Use Visual Language to Create Infographics, you’ll learn:

  • What kind of information makes sense to visualize and why
  • How to develop a system for communicating your message
  • How to make aesthetic decisions about iconography and set the correct tone
  • Key elements of a successful infographic
  • Value or an analytic look at the impact of a successful infographic
  • The recipe plus resources and tips on how to start making your own infographics
  • Step-by-step guide to creating graphs in Adobe Illustrator

When: June 13-Jul 19
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Brush Lettering I

Brush Lettering I

This workshop is for those who want to learn the basics of brush/hand lettering. This workshop starts off with learning the basic supplies needed for brush lettering and how to use them, then delves into strokes and the beginning of hand-lettering letter forms. As you work your way through this workshop, you will develop your own personal style of brush pen lettering.

In Brush Lettering I, you’ll learn:

  • What brush pen lettering supplies you need and how to use them
  • Basic strokes to create letters, numbers and symbols
  • Practice exercises that will help you form many kinds of letterforms
  • Individual letter strokes
  • Alphabet stroke sequence
  • Numbers and symbol stroke sequence

When: June 20 – July 31
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The Do's and Don'ts of Creating Great Infographics

The Do’s and Don’ts of Creating Great Infographics

In this workshop, you’ll learn the pro tips of how to make an infographic, and more importantly, the lessons of what not to do when making an infographic.

In The Do’s and Don’ts of Creating Great Infographics, you’ll learn:

  • Pro tips for creating a great infographic
  • In-depth look to creating an infographic, from gathering data to creating the design
  • What not to do when creating an infographic

When: June 27 – July 3
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5 Essential Infographic Design Principles

Learn the five most important infographic design principles with fun, bite-size lessons. Equipped with new knowledge and vocabulary, you will be able to design killer infographics for your slides, posters, handouts, blog post visuals and other graphics that will impress your boss, co-workers, and clients.

In 5 Essential Infographic Design Principles, you’ll learn:

  • How the “hero” leads the page
  • How to leverage and create content relationships
  • How to organize the page
  • How to create recall and build your visual brand
  • How to use color to express band attributes
  • How to evaluate design and determine revisions

When: July 6 – July 12
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Create Your Own Fabric Design with Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop

In this course, you’ll learn exactly how to take your artwork – whether it’s a watercolor painting on paper or a geometric vector image in Illustrator (or anything in between) – and turn it into a repeating pattern ready for fabric printing. You’ll also learn how to apply your patterns to garment line drawings so you can preview how they’ll look on the garment of your choice.

In Create Your Own Fabric Design with Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, you’ll learn:

  • The ins and outs of Photoshop and Illustrator as they pertain to fabric design
  • When to use Photoshop versus when to use Illustrator
  • How to scan and pull hand-drawn/painted artwork into Photoshop
  • How to colorize black-and-white, hand-drawn artwork in Photoshop
  • How to create repeats (tossed/random, half-drop, brick) from hand-drawn/painted artwork in Photoshop
  • How to trace and colorize hand-drawn artwork in Illustrator
  • How to create repeats from vector images drawn in Illustrator (tossed/random, half-drop, brick)
  • How to use the Pattern Options window in Illustrator (CC version only)
  • How to incorporate a Wacom tablet into your pattern design workflow
  • How to create custom color palettes and manage/change colors in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • How to prepare your files for on-demand fabric printing
  • How to mock up garments in Illustrator with your repeating patterns
  • How to submit to fabric manufacturer

When: July 11 – Aug. 7
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How to Design a Digital Portfolio

The design portfolio should be able to stand on it’s own, but it should be enhanced by your ability to present it well. Here are some main points that designers struggle with that we will address in this workshop:

  • What makes a good design portfolio
  • Handling a portfolio presentation
  • Do print portfolios still matter?
  • How many pieces of work should be included in a portfolio
  • Should you have a broad portfolio or a niche portfolio
  • Keeping your portfolio up to date
  • Portfolio layout challenges and strategies
  • Digital and mobile portfolios

When: July 14 – July 20
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