Information Design: Visualizing Data
with Djego Padilla
Date & Time
April 16, 2011, 2:30pm–6:30pm
April 17, 2011, 2:30pm–6:30pm
April 23, 2011, 2:30pm–6:30pm
Machine Project
$185 for members
$215 for non-members

This weekend workshop explores the current dialogue in information design by presenting visualizations of data in visual culture at large. We will be working with both existing data, and self-generated, or subjective data, to generate engaging information design that tells a story in a unique way.

Exploring the physical qualities of the page, space, or publication, we will create a rationalized compositional strategy using letters, numbers, and grids as well as intuitive methods such as randomness, semiotic compositions and handmade images; resulting in a visualizations of our data to reveal and explore its distinguishing characteristics.

Participants who have laptops and any image-making software are encouraged to bring them with you, but if you do not pencil and paper will do!

We will explore online printing to generate a publication of the results.

“Through the course of studying typography with Djego, I found my thoughts about type and graphic design shifting to a very different, dynamic place than before. He pushed us to find a more expansive view of what letter forms can express and how we can use that to create new work. The class was super challenging, sometimes mystifying, and always fun.” – Kristen St. John

“Djego Padilla’s workshops will suit anyone who is interested in or passionate about design, regardless of background or experience. He thoughtfully presents design concepts and encourages his workshop participants to experiment in the application of those concepts with various materials and unique methods in order to integrate their own ideas. His workshops on typography and information design are engaging, informative and eye-opening. Participants are able to acquire a good amount of information about the subject and the creative process in a short time period. Participants often stay in touch in order to continue sharing resources and ideas after the workshop ends. Don’t expect the ordinary, as this is not a conventional workshop, but do expect something great and certainly worthwhile.” – Cirrus Alpert

Djego Padilla is a Graphic Designer, Artist and  Educator. Born in Mexico City, 1975.
Chief-Creative Director of the Atelier Allograph, a trans-disciplinary studio based in Monterrey Mexico with world-wide projects in Los Angeles, Mexico City, and The Netherlands; specializing in typography, information design, and publication design.


Refund policy:
Please note, all class fees include a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $25 that will be deducted from your refund if you sign up for, then drop, a class. So, for example, if you sign up for Machine Sewing 101 and pay the $155 class fee, but then remember that you have trapeze school final exams that conflict with the Sewing class and shouldn’t have signed up after all, we will refund you $130 of your tuition payment.

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