On October 28th the DFK partnered with designer Minki Choi (IID15) to host a design workshop at the Ideashop. The workshop consists of a series of 3 sessions regarding various skills (poster design, presentation design, After Effects), and the first session invited students to learn how to design posters. Around 15 students arrived eager to learn about various key components, such as typefaces, grid system and information architecture.
Minki start off the workshop with a presentation
Minki began explaining the importance of “good design” and how it must be the result of form and function working in harmony. Students were able to see examples of good and bad design, and understood that the poster must convey accurate information about the event. Minki showcased his past work, showing students an example which they would be working on.
Minki helping students get familiar with grids, typefaces, styles, and color schemes.
Students then proceeded to learn the different steps on how to underline important information by using different typefaces, styles and color schemes. They were also taught how to make a grid to organize text and visual elements in style. Once the fundamental elements were in place, students experimented by inserting images and changing background colors to suit their needs. As the session concluded, students gained useful insights on how to design posters that would suit the purpose while being aesthetically pleasing. They enjoyed the close interaction with Minki and other assistants which helped students get acquainted with the software and terminology.
"Students then proceeded to learn the different steps on how to underline important information by using different typefaces, styles and color schemes."
We would like to thank Minki for his successful workshop, as well as Semina for her support during the session. Please stay tuned for the next workshops regarding PowerPoint and Lightroom!