I Am Designer and So Can You

A session at Stir Trek: Darkness Edition

Friday 17th May, 2013

2:15pm to 3:15pm (EST)

For many developers, design does not come naturally. Lucky for you, you have ME! (Congrats on your recent acquisition of my friendship and knowledge.) Let me be the first to tell you design isn't as complicated as it may seem. It all boils down to three basic strategies that we'll discuss in this session. First, we'll go over the fundamentals of grid structure. This will include how to set the content to maximize space allowance, and create an appropriate hierarchy to convey your content based on importance. Second, we'll take a brief trip down color-theory lane. Theory? Yes, there is theory behind all UI color choices and you'll learn what that means and why. Last, get ready, this is the big finale; we're going to talk type! Type is a huge part of design and is often neglected or simply thought of as the alphabet. Each typeface tells a story and you want to make sure you're picking one that's right for your message. If all of this sounds over your head, fear not, I'll hold your hand and go slow. This session is for design beginners, people who have an interest in design, or just those of you who'd like to be able to understand your own designers better.

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Justine Arreche

Designer. Vegan. @travisci bio from Twitter

Professionally, I'm a graphic designer for Neo in Columbus, Ohio. I've been designing for 14 years with the studying and completing my Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and Graphic Design at the Columbus College of Art & Design. I design for both print and web/mobile platforms. On a personal note I'm a 25 year old foul-mouthed, lady who worships swiss influenced design, enjoys cigarettes, and quality time with my Newfoundland pup, Roscoe.

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Time 2:15pm3:15pm EST

Date Fri 17th May 2013


Theater 14 - UX / Design Track, Marcus Crosswoods Theater

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