Midway through the year (2017), I organized a graphic design course with two friends - a lawyer and a business administrator. The course was themed 'The Art of Good Design' and was aimed at teaching the essence of graphic design which is definitely not just Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator as popularly misconceived by the general public including creatives.
The course focused on the elements of (good) graphic design and the principles a designer must follow in order to create functionally aesthetic graphic design. The course also touched on the creative work process, tricks and tips on working smartly and also, of course, the graphic design software. Trainees were also familiarized with other creative tools on the web like color palette generators, online design inspiration sources and so on.
I served as the primary tutor working with a co-tutor teaching trainees who were originally beginners in the field who knew almost next to nothing about design. It initially proved a challenge, the fact the trainees were beginners, but their sheer willingness to learn something completely new was an encouragement.This was the very first (properly organized) design tutorial and also my very first (properly organized) business venture. In the end, it was nothing but an interesting experience.
The most interesting part of organizing the course was designing creative materials used for the course' online publicity, lecture presentations etc. Below are some of the designed materials I created for the course: