Most CE classes continue to be Remote (online). For On Campus and Hybrid classes please read about MassArt COVID Safety Requirements.

James Ryan

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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

Do you have a graphic design project—personal, work-related, or other—that you’d like input on from a professional graphic designer/design teacher? Looking for tips on how to make the type, layout, colors, and/or imagery in your design more polished and impactful? The design doctor is “in” to look at your design with you and make recommendations. You’ll gain insight into the professional designer’s thought-process that you can apply to future design endeavors as well. Bring a design project for a one-time critique (up to 30 minutes), or have your project critiqued, work on your own during class time, and get a quick critique again before you leave. Upon registering for the workshop you’ll be contacted by the instructor to schedule your individual critique time(s). Class time outside of your individual critique(s) can be spent sitting in on other students’ critiques, working on your own, and/or in student breakout rooms to share your work, talk, and get peer feedback. NOTE: This workshop is intended for students who have previously taken the Design 101 workshop, but that is not required.

Alisa Aronson is a professional graphic designer with over 20 years’ experience as a professional designer and design teacher. She is Director of MassArt’s Communication Design Certificate Program, for which she is responsible for all curriculum, faculty supervision, application and graduating portfolio review.  She currently teaches Foundations of Graphic Design and Typography. Alisa received her … Read more