Innovative Design Systems for Editorial and Digital Media

A course by Mark Porter , Designer

Designer. London, United Kingdom.
Joined May 2021

Learn how to create distinctive designs and build a recognizable brand that engages with its audience across all platforms and channels

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  • 2723 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to create distinctive designs and build a recognizable brand that engages with its audience across all platforms and channels

Every publication or media brand needs a recognizable personality, and it’s a designer's job to express that visually. Designer Mark Porter has worked with some of the most well-known media outlets in Europe and was also the Creative Director of The Guardian.

In this course, he teaches you how to create captivating design systems for editorial and media. Learn how to combine typography, layout style, color, and imagery to create a visual language that communicates to an audience and gives a brand a strong identity. At the heart of every great publication is the vision of one designer. Are you up for the challenge?

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 23 downloads

What Is Editorial Design?
9 minutes, 46 seconds
What Is a Design System?
10 minutes, 20 seconds
Spirit and Tone
7 minutes, 38 seconds
First Steps and Typography 1
17 minutes, 36 seconds
First Steps and Typography 2
6 minutes, 8 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (112)
  • 2723 students
  • 15 lessons (3h 6m)
  • 23 additional resources (6 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 cohesive design system for a media brand of your choice, and apply it to a range of platforms, including print, web, and social media.

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in editorial and media design.

Requirements and materials

A passion for magazines, newspapers, digital, or TV journalism is recommended.

You will need a computer with access to design software like InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator, but the most important tools are creativity and a sketchbook.


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2723 Students
112 Reviews
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Mark Porter

A course by Mark Porter

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Designer

Mark Porter is a Scottish designer based in England. Growing up, he was always creative and spent most of his time drawing or playing the guitar, before going on to study modern languages at Oxford University. There, he illustrated for the school magazine and worked on event posters alongside his studies. After graduating, he began his career working at a magazine and, after his redesign was accepted by the editors, he landed his first professional design job.

Mark spent the next 15 years working in print before moving on to digital and TV media. He’s worked in a variety of media-based roles, from editorial design to art direction for some of the best-known magazines, newspapers, publishers, and TV networks in Europe. He was the creative director of The Guardian and has collaborated with brands including, New Statesman and The V&A Museum, as well as charities and cultural organizations.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Basics

    • What Is Editorial Design?
    • What Is a Design System?
    • Understanding the Client and the Audience
    • Spirit and Tone
  • U3

    The Design Process

    • First Steps and Typography 1
    • First Steps and Typography 2
    • Grids and Spacing
    • Colour, Imagery and Structure
    • Thinking "Cross-Platform"
    • From Product to Brand
  • U4

    Presenting, Delivering and Implementing Your Designs

    • Presenting to the Client 1
    • Presenting to the Client 2
    • Delivery and Implementation
  • FP

    Final project

    • Innovative Design Systems for Editorial and Digital Media

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Innovative Design Systems for Editorial and Digital Media. Design course by Mark Porter

Innovative Design Systems for Editorial and Digital Media

A course by Mark Porter
Designer. London, United Kingdom.
Joined May 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (112)
  • 2723 students