Week 1 – Jan. 13 Design basics

Skills and concepts:


  • What design is for, how visual communication works
  • Elements of design
  • Composition, graphic strategies for creating strong compositions

The power of failure, design thinking, growth mindset

Tools/Technical skills:

Class Agenda

  • 20 minutes: Quick intros, names, quick fact about you
  • 10 minutes: Quick intro to the domain of knowledge we’ll be covering, what we’ll be doing with examples
  • 20 minutes: Expectations – late/absence policies, what it takes to create an awesome project
  • BREAK 10-15 min
  • 60 MIN In depth intro activities with Mural.ly
  • 15 min – Explain homework