The Design Code® Process
 
 

        These books are for students and teachers of all ages--for those who have an understanding of design and those who are new to design. The books take you through a sequential comprehensive approach to composition. Based on logic, the system is about thinking with fluidity, flexibility, elaboration and originality--higher order thought processes--skills that transfer to any domain. These books are basic, but not simplistic. Design is a visual language and design principles work for any age level just like language arts. On this web site, you’ll find tabs about each book, as well as the author’s art and her iTunes books on digital art--and be sure to check out weekly Doodle Play, Photo Play, and Studio Play tabs, for some art-in-action insights.

Based on a rich idea-generating system developed by Fred Griffin

LEARNING FIRST IN BLACK AND WHITE

Book One in a Three-Book Series:

Visual Elements, Visual Relationships, Compositional Devices, Idea starters



TOSSING AROUND IDEAS

Book Two in a Three-Book Series:

More in-depth--how the system applies to drawing, painting and photography



PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:  EXERCISES

Book Three in a Three-Book Series:

Portraying change, working in your sketchbook, and having fun with exercises--over 45 of them, and a deck of cards to teach and learn with.



© 2013 Diane Solvang-Angell, AngellWorks, and thedesigncode.com, all rights reserved

Author

Diane Solvang-Angell Author of the Three-Book Series on the The Design Code Process

Developer

Fred Griffin Northwest Painter, Educator, and Developer of The Design Code