Skills to be able present one’s work in an aesthetically appealing way and to work with professional editing software, such as Photoshop or Illustrator, opens doors to many opportunities. Despite Quest’s claim to be interdisciplinary, Quest has yet to provide its students with the opportunities to develop these practical design skills. Therefore, a group of Quest students have decided to take the situation into their own hands and create a space where they could learn from one another.
Hereby, we establish Co-Create: a space where students can share their design skills in order to be able to present their work in a way that blows everyone’s mind. We will begin by a series of workshops, facilitated by Lars S. Laichter and organized by Varsha Gill. These workshops aim to train students in basic drawing skills, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as concepts that are connected with these skills, such as color theory, typography, or composition theory. These workshops will take place on Tuesday of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd week of the block from 4:15 to 6:00 pm until the end of the spring semester. The series will be completed by an exhibition of what the students have created.
The overall goal of these workshops includes the demonstration of the interest on the Quest campus for interdisciplinary design education. We hope that this will motivate Quest to offer interdisciplinary design courses, as well as to accommodate for this demand in hiring choices in the near future.