Louder Than Ten HQ
#306 Abbott St
Room 6 Vancouver, BC Canada
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.
Want to come?
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.
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…
Who’s this for?
Rachel and Travis, thank you for creating this masterpiece of a workshop! I don’t know if you put kryptonite into the coffee, but walking out, I really felt empowered to deliver supercontent. You rock!
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.
I attended the workshop with a lot of preconceptions about good design and content—boy was I wrong. Rachel and Travis led us on a journey through modern design principles, challenging us to think outside the box rather than falling into the trap of adopting generic design trends. I learned so much and have become an advocate for smarter graphical design within my own company.
Get your tickets
Now till Oct 28th, 2016
With support from
Louder Than Ten Team
Digital PM Trainer, BA B.Ed
Rachel Gertz is a Digital PM Trainer who helps digital project managers, freelancers, and creative teams through Louder Than Ten. She trains apprentices in digital project management so they can keep their organizations happy, healthy, and ready for the future. She strongly likes bourbon.
Louder Than Ten Team
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 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.