Graphic Design and Production (Introduction) (GDP101)

Saturday 09:00-10:50
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John Leaver
A competent knowledge of Macintosh or Windows is required.
Tokyo (Maps & Directions)
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Course Details

This beginner course in graphic design production is designed to introduce students to the typographic and graphic design fundamentals that are needed for the creation of documents for print. Emphasis is placed on learning basic skills and techniques of computer graphics, electronic imaging, and digital production for print. The 10 projects are designed to teach the introductory skills of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The final project is a real world 'concept to print' project of the student's choice. If you are an aspiring graphic designer or simply want to create beautiful pamphlets, newsletters or books, you will find this course invaluable.

Special Note:

This course will be taught on Macintosh computers as is the industry standard but all techniques apply equally to Windows software.


John Leaver

Jack Leaver graduated with a Bachelor degree (1970) in Architecture and from the University of Oklahoma. He practiced architecture for 6 years and returned to study for his Master's of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma and received it in 1978. At the same time he acquired his architectural license in Oklahoma. He began teaching Architecture at different Universities in the USA that included Hampton University, Louisiana State University and The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While continuing to practice and teach he came to Japan, initially starting a small internship program with his university and various architectural offices in Tokyo.He eventually remained in Tokyo and worked for two architecture firms and after receiving his Japanese Architectural license and opened his own office in Tokyo. Since 1981 he has been teaching computer graphics, andthis has developed into one of his specialties as well as design.

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