Massimo Vignelli Master Designer Workshop 2013

Immerse yourself in an intensive typography + graphic design experience at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies with Massimo Vignelli and RIT Design Faculty July 21-27, 2013.

Program Description
The workshop will be a rigorous hands-on week of working with fundamental typographic principles leading to an advanced graphic design application with Master Designer Massimo Vignelli. Complementing the workshop project will be excursions, lectures, presentations and dialogue with workshop faculty. Faculty includes Bruce Ian Meader, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at RIT and R. Roger Remington, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design at RIT.

Location
The workshop will take place in the Helen Hamlyn Trust Study Room on Level 4 of the impressive facility, Vignelli Center for Design Studies, at Rochester Institute of Technology in suburban Rochester, New York.

The Center houses the complete Vignelli design collection, which complements the 35 other archived master designers at Wallace Library

Workshop Goals
Participants will achieve a deeper understanding of developing an identity, typographic decision-making, analytical design process for exploring typographic problem-solving, and enhanced skills to produce effective design solutions.

Target Participants
Advanced graphic design students and educators, and working design professionals are the intended audience for this workshop.

Workshop Tuition
Tuition for the seven-day Master Designer Workshop is $2,000. This includes the welcome dinner and daily transportation from hotel to the Vignelli Center for the workshop sessions. Tuition also includes daily lunch and a farewell picnic.

Workshop Information
The Master Designer Workshop is limited to 20 participants.
Registration is due by 1 June 2013.

Participants will be housed at a nearby hotel and transported to RIT.
Lodging is approximately $99 for a single room per night. Participants will be responsible for making their own lodging reservations, and for their own transportation to and from the Rochester airport to the hotel.

Each participant will be responsible for bringing his/her own laptop computer to the workshop. Participants must have a basic working competency with Adobe Creative Suite. Wireless Internet service is available at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.

Portfolio Requirement
Candidates for the workshop must submit an electronic portfolio (PDF) composed of 10 pieces of graphic design work. This is required for acceptance into the workshop.
Please submit your PDF portfolio at the time of registration and send to Vignelli Center Associate Katie Nix at katie.nix@mail.rit.edu

Workshop Endorsements
Vignelli Associates
Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Outreach Education and Training Office at RIT
School of Design at RIT

Portfolio Submission
Katie Nix, Vignelli Center Associate
katie.nix@mail.rit.edu
585.475.2839

Schedule
This schedule is a tentative projection and may be modified on an ongoing basis by the faculty during the workshop in order to meet the participant’s learning objectives. A more detailed schedule will be provided at the start of the workshop.

Sunday July 21
Welcome Dinner for workshop participants

Monday July 22
Presentation: Massimo Vignelli
Typography Intensive: Bruce Ian Meader
Vignelli Center for Design Studies tour

Tuesday, July 23
Typography Intensive: Bruce Ian Meader
Project Introduction: Massimo Vignelli

Wednesday, July 24
Project Session: Massimo Vignelli

Thursday, July 25
Project Session: Massimo Vignelli
Dinner in Rochester

Friday, July 26
Project Session: Massimo Vignelli

Saturday, July 27
Master Workshop Project Critique
Workshop Faculty
Farewell Picnic

Sunday, July 28
Departure

Registration
For more information about registration, please call Donna Winter at 585-475-2919.