Learn to create a series of pictograms from conceptualisation to the final design
In this course the designer Romualdo Faura teaches you how to make a series of pictograms from initial conceptualization to design on the computer. You will test your imagination and ingenuity to design some pictograms never created.
What's included in this course?
In this course you will learn the theory related to the pictograms, their function, what characteristics a good pictogram has to fulfill and tricks and techniques for the development of them.
First we will define what is a pictogram and how it differs from an icon and then we will make a brief review of the history of the pictograms commenting on some of the most relevant facts and figures. The next thing will be to start conceptualizing ideas and creating a mental map. Then we will go to work to create a few sketches of our pictograms and to learn how to adapt them to the retina. And finally, we will go to the computer, where we will elaborate the definitive pictograms, we will make a few touch-ups and we will give them color.
What is this course project?
To do the course project you will have to put yourself in the shoes of a graphic designer in the year 2300, who lives in a colony on Mars, and imagine that you are commissioned 3 pictograms to signal some object, action, place, etc. that you could find in that context and in that moment. Think about which three pictograms will be useful to signal the world of the future. A runway for UFOs? An interspace lift? A machine to clone? Forbidden access to extraterrestrials? ... Unleash your imagination and your creativity!
Who is it aimed at?
To all those designers interested in pictograms with the desire to learn both basic techniques and more advanced advice.
Knowledge of vector drawing programs (Illustrator, Freehand, InDesign ...).
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Romualdo Faura is a graphic designer. Currently he works as a freelance in Murcia (Spain) doing, above all, graphic design projects, illustration, pictogram design and infographics for other studios and for own clients, outside and inside Spain.
He has worked for clients such as El País, Bloomberg Markets, Volta Charging, LittleCrowd, Elsevier, Fast Company, Yorokobu, Ling or BBVA, among others and has taught at the University of Monterrey, the Technological and Higher Studies Institute of the West, CEDIM, the International Higher School of Murcia and the University of Isthmus.
In his projects he tries to use the precise colors, the flat geometric shapes and the minimum information, claiming simplicity as an element of approach to responsible design.