The most important element of good design is a good idea, and most of us recognize a terrific idea when we see it. This course is about how to consistently generate good ideas that will enable you to approach any problem with confidence and skill. Ideas that can jump-start your creativity, as you work on developing strong, imaginative designs for brochures, book jackets, websites, ads, branding and logo solutions-even three-dimensional projects. This course is all about building your creative-thinking skills as you start to build your portfolio. We will also cover basic presentation techniques needed to sell your ideas, as we bring the real design world into the classroom. Home assignments, critiques, visual presentations and analyzing the current work being done in the field are all part of it.