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Design

About This Project

If good design is doing its job, it is managing your perception of an experience in many ways—both obvious and not so obvious according to Randall Smith, founder of Salt Lake City brand management agency Modern 8. And he’s right. Good design is like a well-paced period, comma or dash. You don’t notice them until they’re missing.

Over the years, I’ve found it rather easy to teach technology, no matter how fast it changes. From Aldus PageMaker 1.2 or QuarkXPress or the latest version of Adobe InDesign, teaching software is pretty much a matter of using it and repetition. Teaching design, that’s something entirely different. Design concepts from the use of white space to dominance to what fonts work well together are challenging to teach and involve as much aesthetics as science.

So, here are some handouts and presentations to help with some of the easy technical challenges and some of the more difficult design concepts.

DESIGN WITH FLAIR by Bradley Wilson

  THE HISTORY OF DESKTOP PUBLISHING IN SCHOLASTIC MEDIA by Bradley Wilson   

 

 

ALTERNATIVE STORY FORMS with information by Andy Bechtel

 

  CHOOSING A BODY COPY FONT by Bradley Wilson 

 

HOW TO CREATE A GREAT INDEX — AUTOMATICALLY by Bradley Wilson

  HELVETICA: HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY by Bradley Wilson 

 

YEARBOOK THEME: TO REVEAL OR NOT TO REVEAL by Bradley Wilson

  YEARBOOKS: IT’S ALL IN THE TITLE (PAGE) by Bradley Wilson 

 

TABS/INDENTS ENSURE ALIGNMENT by Bradley Wilson

  SILHOUETTES: BOLDNESS ACCENTS SIMPLICITY AS KEY TO SUCCESSFUL ART by Bradley Wilson 

 

THE POWER OF ONE compiled by Bradley Wilson

Date

October 12, 2014

Category
Design
Tags
alternative story form, body copy font, design, font, newspaper design, readability, storytelling device, yearbook, yearbook design