Learner Examples

Learner Examples

Chris Murphy · 25 May, 2020

The following are examples of our students' Master-Apprentice work. I'll be adding to this soon, when I build a showcase for designers I've taught. For now, the following will give you some idea.

Master-Apprentice Exercise: Iconography

The following image was drawn by Anda Popovici, my first ever learner at The School of Design. Anda was a developer, but wanted to move into design. We started with our Product DNA tool, which is designed to help you clarify your future direction.

Using this tool, Anda identified Vic Bell's work as a clear example of 'future success'. The illustrations on the left (three columns) and right (one column) are Anda's pixel-perfect copies of Vic's icons. The two columns in the middle are icons Anda created herself:

  • on the left, a random set of five objects; and
  • on the right, a set of five Uber icons transposed to a different style.

I'm immensely proud of the work Anda is doing and when Vic saw the illustrations she was so, so impressed. That means a great deal to me!

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Master-Apprentice Exercise: UI Screens, Flows, Illustrations

The following image (left two columns) were created by Tori Sloan. Like Anda, above, Tori was a developer who wanted to move into design. We started with our Product DNA tool, which is designed to help you clarify your future direction and, with the findings, I set Tori the task of rebuilding Kyle Tezak's US Bank design.

Kyle's feedback was short and sharp: "She nailed it!"

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