WHAT: Visual thinking—the art of representing ideas rapidly with images—is an invaluable tool for capturing and shaping ideas. One of the best ways to refine visual thinking skills is through taking visual notes, or "sketchnotes." Sketchnoting is a useful tool for capturing real-time content in a informative, memorable, and expressive way. In this session we will get a better understanding of what visual thinking is, explore physical & digital sketching techniques, and practice digital sketchnoting on the iPad. LUNATIK, our host for the night, will provide and gift a LUNATIK Touch Pen, a hybrid digital stylus and analog pen, to every student in the class. It's basically your ideal drawing companion.
Required class materials/software: iPad & Sketchbook drawing app (Express version is free, Mobile version is $1.99)
WHO: Participants at all levels are welcome. No drawing skill is necessary, but a willingness to draw and share with others is important. The class will consist of roughly 1/4 presentation and 3/4 hands-on.
ABOUT YOUR KICK-ASS INSTRUCTOR: Craighton Berman is an industrial designer, illustrator, and creative director based in Chicago. Agnostic of disciplines, mediums, and industries, his work focuses on visual-thinking, object-making, and storytelling—all linked by a desire to bring shape to new ideas. Craighton has design work in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has contributed illustration work to Dwell, Details, and Wired.
ABOUT YOUR HOST: MINIMAL is a Chicago-based design studio creating iconic, disruptive, brand-building products and experiences. Our in-house brand, LUNATIK, originated on Kickstarter in 2010 and creates products that transform your mobile, digital life. We love connecting with other risk-takers, entrepreneurs and design doers and are thrilled to have Craighton teaching this debut class at our new studio space.