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Hello,


I’m Connie Herrell. I teach and practice graphic design in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Hello,


I’m Connie Herrell. I teach and practice graphic design in Atlanta, Georgia.

I have practiced design for several years. I began my career in my home state with a BFA in graphic design from Eastern Kentucky University. Since then, I’ve held jobs in Cincinnati, New York, Boston, Charlotte and finally Atlanta. I’ve worked in corporations, boutique design firms, and as a freelancer. In 2011 I returned to art school and completed a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design—which has led me to where I am now, teaching!

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Why Teaching?


Because technology—software, computers and the Internet—is making designers of all computer users, a.k.a. Deliberate Designers. Are you a Deliberate Designer? Are you someone that designs for your work or home and are never sure if you made the right choices?

The foundation of design resides in principles. You probably know the meaning of Proximity, Scale, or Balance, but do you know how to apply them to your design? For example, how does Scale affect the design of a banner ad, a living room furniture arrangement, or a poster for a class project?

Why Teaching?


Because technology—software, computers and the Internet—is making designers of all computer users, a.k.a. Deliberate Designers. Are you a Deliberate Designer? Are you someone that designs for your work or home and are never sure if you made the right choices?

The foundation of design resides in principles. You probably know the meaning of Proximity, Scale, or Balance, but do you know how to apply them to your design? For example, how does Scale affect the design of a banner ad, a living room furniture arrangement, or a poster for a class project?

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DesignAide is a blog written to inform and educate interested Deliberate Designers. It contains real world examples that show design gone astray by misuse and avoidance of design principles. Each posting concludes with a solution for the best possible design outcome.

Sharing…


Kindly informing and educating is the goal of DesignAide. The following institutions have been instrumental in supporting efforts for teaching design.

Sharing…


Kindly informing and educating is the goal of DesignAide. The following institutions have been instrumental in supporting efforts for teaching design.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Midtown Atlanta’s technology education hub for adult learners. It was here that I taught introductory software courses of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

ARTIOS ACADEMIES

A K-12 arts focused independent school in South Metro Atlanta. I taught high school Introduction to Graphic Design and my DesignAide curriculum to the middle school Beginners Graphic Design class.

SCAD Atlanta

The Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta hosts Summer Seminars for aspiring creative high school students. For three summers now, I have taught two week-long classes for poster and package design. See my blog for photos of our work!

Contact Me


Please contact me if you have a design question or want to be included on an email list. Thanks!

Contact Me


Please contact me if you have a design question or want to be included on an email list. Thanks!

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