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Poster Design

Fred Lynch
Saturday, Nov. 5
1:00-5:00pm
Pendleton West Room 209

Registration opens Monday, Oct. 24 @ 12:00am

Workshop Description
Great posters work by design. In busy environments, they transcend clutter to become attractive, informative, entertaining and, often, collected works of communication art.In this workshop, participants will consider, discuss and create effective poster designs. The elements and decisions behind every good work of visual communication will be closely examined to better understand how images are made to “work.” The workshop will start with a survey of successful posters, both old and new.  Participants will then create designs of their own on a given theme working from thumbnail sketches to finished sketches. Useful and encouraging critique will follow, with advice for further success.  For this workshop, particular emphasis will be placed on concept development and communication strategies and creativity.  Students with posters projects of their own may submit works-in-progress for feedback.

Instructor Biography
Fred Lynch graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1986 and since that time has been creating communication art for a broad range of national clients.  He creates pictures for the fields of publishing, advertising, and corporate communications and has won recognition from The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts Magazine, Print Magazine, American Artists Magazine and The Norman Rockwell Museum.  In addition to freelance illustrating, Fred has, since 1989, been a member of the Illustration Faculty at Rhode Island School of Design.  He is also a professor of Illustration and chair of his department at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts and has received their Carlos Dorrian Award for Teaching Excellence. Fred’s fine art paintings are exhibited in national and regional juried exhibitions.  He lives outside of Boston with his wife and two sons.

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