SF Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street,
As visual culture and technology evolve, the definition of design has extended into a vast, complex field full of possibilities, blurring the lines between methodology and spontaneity, communication and expression. This course aims to approach design as a concept, as a process, and as a set of tools for the materialization of an idea. Through practical and personal projects, we will learn to use digital image software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Flash. The suggested assignments will consist of experimental approaches to question and broaden our perceptions as image producers and consumers. This course will also be an invitation to think outside the box in terms of scale, materials, and format.
Ana Montenegro is an artist, writer, and media developer/designer. Her work has been exhibited in Colombia, Argentina, and Canada. She divides her time between art-making, writing for several cultural blogs in Colombia, directing media projects for nonprofit organizations and, until very recently, lecturing at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.