Visual Storytelling is a broad term that encompasses how we tell stories and convey information visually, whether that is through designing a flyer, poster, website, or data visualization, or producing a video. Contemporary computers and mobile devices make it easier than ever for us to tell our stories visually. This course is an introduction for non-designers and people with limited visual storytelling experience to gain a basic understanding of how to more effectively communicate visually.
We will cover the basic principles of visual communications like focus, hierarchy, composition, the law of thirds, and more. We will start to train our eyes to better understand the visual storytelling that surrounds us, and a leave with resources to help us continue our learning.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
Basic principles of visual storytelling for non-designers
How to develop your own visual storytelling chops after the course
The vocabulary and understanding necessary to better collaborate with visual storytelling professionals like visual designers, videographers, filmmakers, photographers, etc.
How to be a better client or manager of visual storytelling professionals
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
Professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives, and communications strategists/marketers who want to learn the basic principles and vocabulary of visual storytelling
Professionals currently working with designers, photographers, and/or videographers looking to learn how to more effectively communicate and collaborate
Entrepreneurs and “intrapreneurs” with limited time and resources who want to learn how to tell their stories in a more visually compelling way, whether that is through a more effective pitch deck, social media profile, or portfolio website.
Lee-Sean Huang (@LeeSean) is the cofounder and creative director of Foossa. As a community-centered designer and social innovation strategist, he has devoted his career to fostering creative civic participation and building movements for the common good.
He was previously the founding member of the design practice at Purpose, creative director of Meu Rio and a co-founder of Hepnova Multimedia. He has worked on five continents and has collaborated with organizations including the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, the SEIU, the Dalai Lama Center, the Brazil Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the Grammy Foundation, the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Tenement Museum.
Lee-Sean is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts MFA Design for Social Innovation and has previously lectured and taught at the New School, New York University, Cornell Tech, the College of Staten Island, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Hawai’i. You can learn about his current work here and more about his background here.
The Centre for Social Innovation (@csiSL) is a home for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in New York City. They’re building a movement of passionate people committed to a better world. Learn more at http://nyc.socialinnovation.org/
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