welcome to spring '17 semester!

Graphic design is one of the most important tools of Visual Communication. ‘Design’ means that the graphics are organized according to a ‘plan’, the goal of which is to bring order, hierarchy and clearness to the natural chaos.

Introduction to Graphic Design is intended to give you the basics for becoming a successful visual communicator, whether you wish to master page layout techniques, the creation of eye-catching posters, brochures or packages or to be aware of the complex world of informational graphics.

the essentials

Adjunct Professor Chris Kirkman, (919) 260-8029, chris.kirkman@gmail.com

Office hours
By appointment - email is best form of contact

Required purchases

• Sketchbook for tracking ideas, storyboarding class projects and brainstorming.

USB memory stick, portable hard drive, or a reliable cloud back-up network to save your work. Please be aware that you are responsible for backing up your own work.

• You may also be given readings from PDF files that are on the class server.

Recommended items

• Textbooks
Design Basics Index
Jim Krause - HOW Design Books

Excellent instructional videos are available on this website. The site charges a $25 per month fee for unlimited access.