CMF: From Forecasting to Finishes

Taught by Rebecca Goesling

In this class we will explore the relationships between trend research, color theory, material selection, form development and visual storytelling over the course of one extended project. Expect lots of conversation, creation, and visits from industry experts.

You are taking this course to understand how cultural events inform design, living, and purchasing decisions. You will understand the inherent value of colors, materials and finishes and how to best employ them. The ideal student who is interested in this course is curious about how culture impacts design. Are you equally interested in history and the future? Do you love to connect dots?

You will need access to a digital or physical resource to visualize concepts (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and or hand drawing). Any visualization or research background will be useful. More than a specific level of design — we’d love to see students who want to engage with each other and the world.

Experience Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Rebecca Goesling is a forecaster, brand storyteller, and color material finish designer. She works at the intersection of trend research, visual storytelling, and aesthetic application to create visions for independent startups to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to her applied practice, she produces custom illustrations for culinary, fashion, and independent clients. She holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where she cultivated skills in research, artistic development, and technical application.

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© AdvancedDesign 2024
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.
EIN# 82-1720724