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Tips & Tricks for Developing Design Ideas

Join us on Saturday, October 7, for the first of two virtual lectures with designer and book artist Brenda Gallagher. This first will cover generating design ideas for bookbinding.

A basic how-to for bookbinders looking for ways to create design ideas for bookbinding, the talk will begin with the content and mood of the book. Brenda will discuss how to respond artistically to the content of the book with your own visual statement. We will explore ways to work around the negative inner voice, beginning with word play and exploring ideas with thumbnail sketching through to designing final compositions. Other topics covered will be what to do when you get stuck and the value and vulnerability of receiving feedback from others.

Missed the Lecture? No problem, you can access a recording of the lecture.

About the Speaker

Brenda Gallagher is a graphic designer, book artist and fine bookbinder living in Niwot, Colorado. She has worked designing commercial books and magazines for over 25 years in the Boulder area and serves on the board of the Boulder Book Arts League. Her work has been included in several juried shows for the Guild of Bookworkers and Open/Set bookbinding shows, many of which have traveled nationally.

Brenda is an enthusiastic teacher of letterpress printing and bookbinding for students of all ages. She is also a graduate of the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride where she earned a diploma in Design Fine Bookbinding.

  • October 7, 2023 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm