Aspirational Graphic Design: Create a Better Future

A course by Nathan Smith , Designer and Art Director

Designer and Art Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2020

Turn principals into actions and use poster design as a tool to inspire positive change in the world

100% positive reviews (23)
544 students
Audio: English
English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Turn principals into actions and use poster design as a tool to inspire positive change in the world

Make a difference through graphic design and create work that serves a purpose beyond profit. Artist and Designer Nathan Smith is committed to designing with values in mind. His designs have been awarded and recognized by organizations such as D&AD, Design Museum Designs of The Year, The Guardian, and CNN.

In this course, Nathan takes you through the creative process involved in designing a poster for a better future. Learn what it means to be a responsible graphic designer and how to use your work to inspire positive change in the world.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 10 downloads

  • 100% positive reviews (23)
  • 544 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 6m)
  • 10 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a poster that is designed to inspire positive change.

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in using graphic design to create a better tomorrow.

Requirements and materials

Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is recommended.

You will need a computer with these programs, or similar software, installed.


Reviews

544 Students
23 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Nathan Smith

A course by Nathan Smith

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Designer and Art Director

Nathan Smith is a designer and art director from Cornwall, UK. Despite not being exposed to graphic design growing up, he became fascinated by it at a young age. Nathan went on to hone his craft whilst studying at university before moving to London where he worked on multiple work placements. There, through personal side projects, he discovered an appreciation for creating work with a purpose beyond profit.

Now freelance, he has collaborated with brands including Gregory Bonner Hale, 2xElliot, 4Creative, and London College of Fashion. He has been awarded and recognized by organizations such as D&AD, Design Museum Designs of The Year, The Guardian, and CNN.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Creative Principles

    • The Responsibility of Design
    • Design for a Better Tomorrow: Principle and Practice
    • The Importance of Self-Initiated Projects
  • U3

    Creative Process

    • The Brief
    • Defining Your Problem
    • Creative Concepts: Territories
    • Creative Concepts: Idea Generation
    • Concepts: Working Up 1
    • Concepts: Working Up 2
    • Concepts: Working Up 3
    • Development: Craft & Refinement 1
    • Development: Craft & Refinement 2
  • U4

    Bringing the Project to Life

    • Out in the Wild
    • Sharing
    • Pushing the Project’s Limits
  • FP

    Final project

    • Aspirational Graphic Design: Create a Better Future

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Aspirational Graphic Design: Create a Better Future. Design course by Nathan Smith

Aspirational Graphic Design: Create a Better Future

A course by Nathan Smith
Designer and Art Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (23)
  • 544 students