Well I actually achieved one of my dreams and that was to share my knowledge of design to students! My tutor from College, Dan Hodge emailed me asking if I would like to teach on a Friday at College.
I instantly said yes and thought it was a brilliant experience for me to try. At first I planned the lesson and tried to think on what I can teach them. I didn’t want to just include a design tutorial, I wanted to prepare them for what they may experience in University and just get their own first insight of real client work.
So I decided to teach them how to generate ideas for your client by firstly creating a detailed brief never just let them say do what you want and don’t keep the canvas blank. Then how to break down keywords in a brief to make it less wordy so you can generate those words in a mind map for ideas. I tried to make this as much as possible as a group thing, less talking more sketching and generating on their own, so they can experience it themselves.
I gave them a brief and made them make their own mindmaps in a group and moodboards then generate some ideas.
Finally for an hour I decided to show them a quick demonstration of illustrator by giving my own sketch of a logo design and learning together how to make the logo, I really wanted to give them a grasp of the pen tool and smooth tool.
I was surprised how very well all the students handled it, some of them got lost but I tired as much as I can to go to each one individually to makes sure they are not lost. They all came up with brilliant ideas and I am going to reblog a few of their posts now.