ENGLISH FOR DESIGNERS (SENIOR)

This is an advanced course for designers. Advanced English accompanies every aspect of the design process: sales, presentation, negotiation, communication with foreign clients and employment abroad. The course is 2 months long and takes place 2 times a week.

О курсе

English lays the foundation for a successful career in IT, technology outsourcing, freelance, and working abroad.

It’s impossible to master a language once and for all, refreshing your memory every once in a while is essential.

English for Designers Advanced Course is filled with intensive speaking practice, topics that have to do with project and idea presentation, Ui/Ux, conducting negotiations, constructing effective correspondence.

This is a fantastic 2-month long course full of hands-on activities which help refresh your memory, refine your vocab, fix your grammar and improve your pronunciation.
3500 UAH/ month

The course is 2 months long, you get a 5% discount if you pay in full

17 lessons

2 times a week, Mondays and Wednesdays, 19.30–21.30

July 2017

New group starts July 2017

12-14 places available

We attend to every single student. That’s why the amount of places available is limited


Ira Nalivaiko

English teacher, designer, ex art director at Pan Publishing, UX designer at Luxoft

Кому будет полезно

UI/UX and graphic designers, web project managers, freelancers who have foreign clients, employees of international outsourcing companies.

The course is aimed at advanced and upper-intermediate English students.

Программа курса

The course is built around the design process, which allows you to use your professional knowledge while solving realistic tasks. There will be dozens of emails, hours of presentations and discussions, thousands of words worth of design articles, news and reviews; with a dash (pun intended) of punctuation, American and British English rivalry, Latin essentials still in use today, a tad of slang, puzzling idioms and so much more.
Introduction and how to enhance your learning experience
Getting to grips with different techniques, determining a learning process that suits your needs.

Presenting your work experience, skills and previous projects
Tailoring your skills to the job description, showcasing your work in order to acquire clients. Should designers fit a specific mold? Do you need to be a typeface savant or a Photoshop wizard? Do you need to think outside the proverbial box?

Common and tricky questions at job interviews
In order to close your job search, we’ll be shedding light on top questions that determine whether you fit in this thriving design culture and help you advance your design perspectives. How do you define design? Who in the industry do you look up to? Tell us about a time you struggled to arrive at a conclusion. How do you stay on top of things?

The brief and planning the process
Laying down the foundation, setting tough goals, defining milestones, describing the future

Questions clients usually ask
How do you ensure that your product is genuinely easy-to-use? What will the deliverables of this project be? Is your team a close-knit one? When it comes to questions, it is crucial that everybody is on the same page.

Kick-off meeting with client
It’s time to iron out all those little matters that have to do with meeting the client.

Field research, target audience, product goals
Which competitors blow you right out of the water? What happens when your target audience click the red button?

Idea and concept generation, strategy development
The much sought-after lightbulb moment; great ideas shape history. After all, they do say small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, yet great minds discuss ideas.

Features, functions, requirements and guidelines
Great design balances form and function. Let’s face it, oftentimes guidelines can be less than crystal-clear. It’s time to get a better handle on the ins and outs of guidelines.

Communication and conversation with client
Just when you think you’ve got a firm fix on your client’s writing, they throw in another phrase you just can’t get your head around.

Formal correspondence
We’ll continue to dissect language that will definitely come in handy. To boot, we’ll review some of the most irritating and embarrassing email faux pas to avoid

Negotiating, defending ideas, giving examples, persuading
Like it or not, being able to put your ideas across is yet another tool of the trade. Work that can’t be sold is nearly as useless as the designer who can’t sell it.

Visual design, layout, typefaces, color, trends, UI/UX
So you think you know your onions? Let’s put your knowledge to the test. Do you know your gutter from your margin, your hue from your tone, your azure from your axure? Can you tell the difference between a tint and a shade, a pinch and a flick?

Case study: summary, background, problem, solution, outcome
The bottom line is that if you’ve done great work, you communicate about it:
craft a dynamic story, flaunting your rigorous problem-solving skills and articulating your ultimate solution.

Achievements, storytelling, short speech
A good presentation can make or break the design. That being said, it’s time to set the ball rolling, the spotlight’s on you.

Graduation
Now that you’ve made it this far, care for some bubbly?

Место проведения

Kyiv, Projector design school (Vozdvizenskaya St. 34A), a place where designers of all areas meet up and work.

Регистрация

In order to sign up for the course, please fill in the registration form and we will email you the instructions.