Call­ing all design­ers and writ­ers. You do the web great. Let’s push it fur­ther together.

Full-day workshop

Louder Than Ten HQ #306 Abbott St
Room 6
Vancouver, BC Canada

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We can do bet­ter than vanil­la head­lines float­ing on top of cof­fee cup stock pho­tos. That there’s more to life than 12 columns of Open Sans. And that tagline about design­ing expe­ri­ences”? Done. To. Death. 

Now’s the time to band togeth­er. We’re going to break out of our silos, tear apart our habits, and put our process­es into ques­tion. Con­tent first? Leave that for the ama­teurs. We’re going to demon­strate the pow­er of con­tent and design togeth­er.

So let’s get down and dirty with our trusty pen­cils and open minds for a full day of writ­ing and design col­lab­o­ra­tion at our stu­dio in the heart of Gas­town in Vancouver. 

Bring your cre­ativ­i­ty. We’ll sup­ply every­thing else (includ­ing tasty things to fill your bel­ly and fuel your brain). Togeth­er, we’re going to learn how to take the web from meh to magnificent.

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Write better copy

It ain’t all about looks, bud. Sexy aesthetics filled with weak words is the web equivalent of Pauly D trying to win Jeopardy. You’re gonna need more than Gym Tan Laundry to stand out in this world. I mean, unless you’re Donald Trump. But you don’t want to be like that, do you?

Get ready, we’re gonna…

Develop crushing concepts

We can talk about typefaces, grids, and UI components all day, but what about the conceptual side of design? We can learn a lot from the great editorial designers and art directors before us. The web is missing the rich visual language that powers print, despite the unprecedented potential our dynamic medium affords us. Together, we’re going to build strong visual concepts that work exclusively with our content, and never look at those coffee cup stock photos again.

We’re gonna…

Put it into practice

What good is a fancy concept without a way to execute? We’re going to take everything we learn about art and copy, and develop real-world strategies for implementing your crazy ideas without breaking the budget.

We’ll look at…

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What to expect


Louder Than Ten HQ

Our Gastown studio is nestled inside of InFocus Film School on Abbott and Cordova. Its cosy interior is set up perfectly for a day of sketching, writing, and collaborating.

We’ll be supplying materials as well as coffee (courtesy of TeamPassword), and snacks and beer (courtesy of Craft) to keep those hearts and brains malleable.

306 Abbott St.
Vancouver, BC

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Now till Oct 28th, 2016

With support from

Rachel Gertz's pretty face.


Rachel Gertz

Dig­i­tal PM Train­er, BA B.Ed
Rachel Gertz is Co-founder and Dig­i­tal PM Train­er at Loud­er Than Ten. She trains appren­tices in dig­i­tal project man­age­ment so they can work full time while learn­ing to keep their com­pa­nies hap­py, healthy, and ready for the future. Rachel works on rais­ing tides that float all boats to ele­vate the tech­nol­o­gy industry.

Travis Gertz's pretty face.


Travis Gertz

Travis Gertz is both a design­er and part­ner at Loud­er Than Ten. He went to school to design mag­a­zines, end­ed up design­ing apps, and now does every­thing he can to bring those things togeth­er. He is not a machine.

Kenneth Ormandy's pretty face.

Ken­neth Ormandy is an inde­pen­dent design­er spe­cial­iz­ing in web typog­ra­phy. Based in Van­cou­ver, he orga­nizes Type Brigade, one of the best-attend­ed type mee­tups in North Amer­i­ca. He reg­u­lar­ly con­tributes to The Lost Type Co-op, where his type­face Impli­cate will be avail­able this year.

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