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High-Concept Sports Design

About This Course

Where do creative concepts come from? How do we train our minds, and plan our calendars, to arrive at solutions that lie at the intersection of news and art? And, how do we design sophistication?

In this webinar, you’ll learn secrets of the brainstorming process, and simple-to-use strategies to create memorable work. You will also learn how to create and explore your own design style within a larger publication framework.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to work with and communicate with illustrators
  • How to know when Photoshop can help, and when it can’t
  • How to create simple but dynamic design frameworks well in advance to backstop your work
  • How to use the predictability of the sports calendar to your advantage
  • How to build strong composition, and powerful photo editing

Who Should Take this Course?

Designers, artists and anyone interested in creating a sophisticated marriage between type and visual.

Course Instructor

Vince Chiaramonte

Vince Chiaramonte

Vince Chiaramonte is the Design Director for The Buffalo News. By emphasizing a bold and sophisticated design strategy The News has become an industry leader in visual journalism through the use of classic typography, illustration, information graphics, editorial and portrait photography. Since 2006, The News design department has received more than 200 awards for design and illustration, including 6 silver medals and a Judges’ Special Recognition. The News is also a 3-time finalist for World’s Best Designed Newspaper (2007, 2011 and 2013). His responsibilities include planning, design editing, art direction and the supervision of a staff of seven designers and artists.

Training Partner

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The Society for News Design

The Society for News Design (SND) is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators, specifically those who create print, web, and mobile publications and products. Our members art direct, design, edit, report, illustrate, photograph and record video, visualize data and write code.

Founded in 1979, it is a U.S.-registered non-profit organization with around 1,500 members worldwide. Among other activities, we host an annual Best of News Design competition open to newspapers and magazines from around the world, and a yearly conference (rotating through various cities) that brings in visual journalists from all over the world.

This webinar is FREE for members of the Society for News Design (SND). Watch your member email to get details about the promocode to enroll for free.

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