The Art of Type
ACAD is partnering with OCAD U to provide a set of online courses for you to complete on your own schedule.
This design studio course is an introduction to the potential and expressive qualities of contemporary typography. Topics include the anatomy of the letterform, distinctions between typefaces, and shaping the page with type. Students will be introduced to contemporary graphic designers and their impact on visual communication and the written language. Students should be prepared to create work in either Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator.
About Your Instructor:
Christina White an interdisciplinary critical designer who?s work focuses on social innovation and activism. She has completed a Master of Design from Emily Carr in Art + Design, and a Bachelor of Graphic Design from OCADU. Her work explores materiality, methodological approaches, and the relationship between the designer, artifact and participant. Christina works with the belief that design can be used as a tool for social good as it can speculate, critique, and provide different points of view of topical issues. She writes ?Design is more than creating something aesthetically pleasing, it is about finding a balance between function, legacy, aesthetics, meaning, and usability so that a product or service can shape behavior in such a way that improves or challenges our lives." Christina White has been a Graduate Scholar at the Eight International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, a Presenter at GRAND 2014, and Presenter at the Second International Conference on Advances in Women’s Studies. Christina has worked as a graphic designer, designer researcher, instructor, editor, and has also partaken in several gallery shows.
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