Graphic Design: Portraying Personality

Graphic design is all about visual communication. Through shapes, colour, typography, and illustration, we tell a story. But how often do we consider what story we're telling the world about who we are?
This course is both practical and creative in scope. Participants will learn to use page layout to communicate personality in a way applicable to their everyday lives, whether they are students or professionals. These skills are critically-overlooked tools which everyone can benefit from developing.

This four-week workshop is comprised of lecture, presentation, and critique, and will culminate in a final presentation on personal branding. Each class will cover a different practical form—from mastering the art of the CV to poster creation, logo applications,and Powerpoints, as well as the specifics of concept, text alignment, hierarchy, and grids.

Who Should Take This Workshop?

This is an introductory course; it’s for anyone who’s interested in learning how to use visual design to tell a story, and would like to learn practical knowledge that can be applied to everyday life.

Amanda Lenko is a UI/UX graphic designer and illustrator based in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Design, Interdisciplinary from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax. Amanda's work is driven by her curiosity and passion for working with people from diverse backgrounds; she pursues every opportunity to use her design skills to help social issues. Her array of experience includes designing and developing online courses for McGill University, working in-house at large corporations, and branding local small businesses. A strong interest in architecture and history inspire her clothing line, Arkiteektur. She starts her Masters of Design in Fall 2020.

Please Note

Live and participatory, these video conference workshops are limited to 4-8 participants, to ensure everyone gets the most out of each session. Participants are expected to attend all four weekly sessions.


Students will use Canva and Google Slides in this workshop. Both programs are free and web based.

Flexible Scheduling and Registration

One schedule for a group of 6-8 participants. Click the tickets button to fill out our flexible sign-up form and choose a schedule.The price is $100 for four sessions.


Wednesday, June 17, from 5 pm -7 pm
Wednesday, June 24, from 5 pm -7 pm
Wednesday, July 1, from 5 pm -7 pm
Wednesday, July 8, from 5 pm -7 pm


Since this workshop takes place online, participants will need to download Zoom for video conferencing and have access to a laptop. 1-on-1 support is available if you require assistance. Click here to download Zoom.

June 17, 2020 at 5:00pm - July 15, 2020
Online (Zoom)
5585 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC H2V 4S8
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Sur Place Media ·
$100.00 CAD · Purchase tickets

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