Design Kickstart – Michael Frederick
In Design Kickstart, you’ll take on industry-inspired projects while learning key design concepts that will elevate your design work right away. By the end of this course, you’ll have all of the foundational design knowledge necessary to start crafting storyboards that are motion ready.
Master Design Fundamentals
Every Motion Designer needs to know how to design, and for more than just beautiful still images. You also need to know how to create compositions with motion in mind. If you’re looking to add this crucial skill to your toolkit, look no further than this course.
You’ll learn important Design Principles and foundations by using them in projects that mimic real world client briefs, building your design knowledge while putting new techniques into practice right away.
By the end of this course, you’ll have the foundations you need to further explore the depths of designing for motion.
Course Instructor: Michael Frederick
Your fearless leader on this journey is Mike Frederick, an Emmy-Award winning Designer & Art Director who has been working in the field of Motion Design for over 20 years. His roster of advertising and broadcast clients is massive. Below are just a few.
What will you get in Design Kickstart?
Meet your classmates and get comfy with the course format. You’ll also get a taste of the Design Principles you’ll be learning in this course.
- Seeing like a designer
- Photoshop Hotkeys & Quick TIps
This week you’ll be introduced to the very important role of contrast in composition through the use of positive and negative space.
- Using contrast in designs
- Working with type
- Figure-ground relationship
It’s time to dive deep into creating compositions that work as a series meant to be put into motion. You’ll explore how to put emphasis on important elements, and begin working with value and color.
- Emphasizing important elements
- Creating good value structure
- Basic color theory
This week is a “focus week,” a chance to catch up on course work and material. You’ll also take a look at what it’s like to have design as your career.
- What being a designer is really like
- Review design principles you’ve learned
You’ll continue to refine your type setting skills with a complex typographical challenge. You’ll also get a lesson in simplicity by using simple shapes to communicate big ideas.
- Simplifying complex ideas
- Designing with large amounts of type
It’s time to put your new design skills to the test by working on your final project. You’ll get to take a full set of boards from concept to finish, while picking up some helpful tips and tricks along the way.
- Additional design tips and tricks
- Creating a full set of design boards
- Growing as a designer
Week 7 + 8
The final 2 weeks of class are Extended Critique. You can use this time to catch up, complete your final project, then turn it in for critique.
- Extended Critique Period
Name of Course: Michael Frederick – Design Kickstart
Release Date: 2021
Author Price: $697
Our Price: $31.95
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