Experimental Design Techniques: Break the Rules

A course by Cihan Tamti , Designer

Designer. Bochum, Germany.
Joined October 2021

Push the boundaries of design by creating three posters using experimental typography, analog tools, and digital compositions

  • German with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (78)
  • 3009 students

Push the boundaries of design by creating three posters using experimental typography, analog tools, and digital compositions

How does a design manage to surprise viewers and guarantee their full attention? Graphic designer Cihan Tamti plays with artful rule-breaking without tipping the communicative and visual balance. His clients include Adobe, Calvin Klein, and artists such as Lauryn Hill.

In this online course, discover experimental design techniques for a particularly eye-catching poster design. Learn to let your inspiration run wild and play around with different materials to create something truly unique.

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What will you learn in this online course?

10 lessons & 7 downloads

Analog Tools
8 minutes, 7 seconds
Designing an Event Poster 1
14 minutes, 11 seconds
Designing an Event Poster 2
14 minutes, 21 seconds
The Typographic Poster
12 minutes, 3 seconds
The Poster with Photograph
18 minutes, 12 seconds
German with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (78)
  • 3009 students
  • 10 lessons (1h 40m)
  • 7 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: German
  • German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design three experimental poster variations that differ in visual aesthetics and applied technique: a purely typographic poster, a poster with typography and photography, and a poster with an entirely analog design.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to try experimental design techniques and learn how to find the right balance between experimentation and structure.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite would come in handy.

To design your poster, you need Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign, as well as a scanner and other basic materials that Cihan shows you during the course.


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3009 Students
78 Reviews
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Cihan Tamti

A course by Cihan Tamti

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Cihan Tamti is a graphic designer based in Bochum, Germany. After discovering his passion for typography and poster design through graffiti art, he trained as a design technical assistant and studied communication design. As a student, he set up his own business, creating original typography for Adobe and graphic concepts for Calvin Klein.

He also published the first issue of his magazine, Homebound, while he was still studying. The posters he put on social media attracted a lot of interest and Stefan Sagmeister named him one of the top five designers on Instagram. 100 of his posters from 2019-2020 were collected in the book BREAKOUT, published by Slanted Publishers, as well as the Homebound - New Wave edition of his magazine. In addition, Cihan gives lectures and workshops at universities and industry festivals.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Inspirations
  • U2

    The Materials

    • Printing Products for Scanning a Photo
    • Analog Tools
  • U3

    The Poster Design

    • Designing an Event Poster 1
    • Designing an Event Poster 2
    • The Typographic Poster
    • The Poster with Photograph
    • The Analogue Poster
    • Presenting Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Experimental Design Techniques: Break the Rules

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Experimental Design Techniques: Break the Rules. Design course by Cihan Tamti

Experimental Design Techniques: Break the Rules

A course by Cihan Tamti
Designer. Bochum, Germany.
Joined October 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (78)
  • 3009 students