Next-Level Graphic Design for your Creative Business
Gain confidence in your graphic design skills in this collaborative session! You'll learn about sixteen fundamentals of design and how to apply them right away to your business' design materials. Prior to the retreat, attendees will have the opportunity to send in their brand's visuals (logos, collateral materials, website, etc) to be selected for a live critique from Laura and tailored-to-you action steps to take your visuals to the next level!
The Art of Creating Mood Boards
Sometimes you have to go back to the basics when it comes to gathering inspiration. In this creative session, Laura will walk us through how to create a mood board for your business or next project. From colors swatches to typography, patterns to photographs, a tactile mood board is a great way to get your creative juices flowing, communicate an idea and give your brain a break from pixels on a screen.
Be prepared to sort, cut, paste, re-arrange, curate, edit, write, jam, dance, collaborate and share ideas during our time together. You’ll leave with a beautiful notebook full of inspiration for your next creative endeavor!
Meet Laura Kashner of Laura Kathryn
Laura Kashner is a Midwest-based Graphic Designer who calls a beautiful Illinois farm town home. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts & Graphic Design in 2009, she began her career in the corporate publishing design world and started her creative freelance business on the side. Eight years later, she has sent over 100 publications to the press and has worked with dozens of creative small businesses on branding, art direction, photography and in-house graphic design work.
Laura's latest project, Whitespace Magazine, is a print magazine for artists and designers and will publish it's first issue this fall. Her aesthetic of simplistic design is reflected in her love of soaking up the white space in the life she shares with her husband and two little girls.