Guest blog by Angela Oduor, Akirachix
Over the past few months, we’ve been working closely with Nyandia Kamawe and Abigael Wangui to give high school students a hands on introduction to design. We’ve been taking the girls through design thinking, and ultimately into designing posters for various school campaigns.
This August, we’re hosting yet another one week intensive training for high school girls on Graphic design, as a continuation of the work done during our bi monthly outreach sessions. The bootcamp will run between 18th – 22nd August, 2014 from 9:00a.m to 3p.m, followed by a mini hackathon on Saturday 23rd August, 2014. Boot Camp attendees will have a chance to hack in groups and showcase work done to friends and family, with prizes awarded to the winners of the mini-hackathon.
Course objectives include:-
- Create layouts for print and collateral materials from assigned concepts and production specifications.
- Systematically develop strong, creative layout solutions by means of a cumulative design process.
- Select the visual components (photography, illustration, text blocks, and headline typeface and form) or successful layout.
- Employ effective visual structural systems (grid structures) to produce a cohesive group of ad layouts in a variety of page formats.
If you are or know any girl who would be interested in participating, have them sign up onthis formbelowby August 12th, 2014. For more information,feel free to get in touch with Marie Githinji via mgithinji AT akirachix DOT com.