🔴 Curriculum for Self Taught Designers— What You Need To Learn

What do you need to know to be a successful graphic designer or creative person in the 21st century knowledge economy? What do you need to learn if you’re self taught or have a general design education?

On this episode of the RAW livestream series, Chris Do talks about the Futur of education. He breaks down the different categories required for becoming a successful designer and answers questions along the way.

Essential book list:

04:15 Reasons why teaching what you know is important
11:44 Skills that creatives should know/learn in the 21st century
17:30 Q: What is environmental typography?
23:31 In order to be able to sell projects, you need to know more about design to have confidence.
24:36 you can use online courses to learn the tools of design (illustrator, photoshop and more)
26:50 How do you feel about learning the foundational or technical skills online?
28:53 The best teachers and professionals should teach the class once, and create a program and school around that.
31:08 Q: Is the future of learning is people learning online and direct interaction?
31:58 What does it mean to customize a program towards a student?
33:25 What if you are not really motivated to learn?
35:15 Everyone has a unique combination of skills. We should cater education towards that.
38:10 Marketing skills that creatives should know/learn
43:09 There are now ways to measure the effectiveness of design in marketing results.
45:00 Should you be a jack of all trades or should you be a specialist?
51:47 Learn from the different fields of design and marketing to learn how to speak the same language
54:54 Entrepreneurship skills that creatives should know/learn
1:05:00 Customer service design: creating a wonderful experience for your client
1:12:55 Q: Where do you recommend I learn more about design, marketing, and business?
1:21:30 Q: What is the difference between a pitch and a presentation?
1:23:38 Q: How can I find myself when I am interested in so many things?
1:30:19 Q: What can I learn right now, before going into design school?
1:33:52 Q: Any tips to get more engagement on my Instagram?
1:36:10 Q: Where does strategy fall into the part of the future design curriculum?
1:38:31 Q: How do I manage team designers better?
1:42:05 Q: How do I join the Core/Pro Group?
1:43:16 Q: What is sequential design?
1:46:41 You are not defined by your past. The future is what you make it.

This is the Futur of Education— Disrupting the design education paradigm.

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Executive Producer– Chris Do
Host– Chris Do
Director– Aaron Szekely
Cinematography– Aaron Szekely
Editor– Aaron Szekely
Show Open– Roy Kang
Futur Theme Music – Adam Sanborne http://www.adamsanborne.com
Annotations & SEO – Isaiah Nwukor
Typefaces: Futura, Din
Futur theme song— Adam Sanborne


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