I'll HELP YOU DESIGN LIFE AROUND YOUR PURPOSE
Are you ready to embark on a journey to fully understand the principles and powers of design and how they can be utilized to implement transformative changes in your personal and professional life?TELL ME MORE
WELCOME TO ALIGNED DESIGN
Design language is a powerful tool that can help you overcome obstacles, bring your spiritual and physical body into alignment, and manifest a personal and professional life that’s fulfilling and meaningful.
In this 14 lecture, at your own-pace course, I'll teach you the core principles of design language, a medium that’s been used as a catalyst of powerful change for thousands of years. You’ll also develop the ability to not only identify and understand the ways in which design impacts your life, but also ways to incorporate these transformative principles in a meaningful way. You’ll walk away from this life-altering journey with a clear and aligned mission, values, and unique personal style, to navigate you towards your life’s purpose.EXPLORE LECTURE TOPICS
DESIGN IS A POWERFUL AND UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
Have you ever wanted to learn a language that would allow you to express yourself clearly and meaningfully to everyone on this planet? A language that’s centuries old and has been used throughout history to accomplish humanity’s greatest achievements? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this course is for you.
I'll be your guide on this 6-month journey. I'm a licensed architect and specialist in design thinking, symbols, pattern language, and sacred geometry. I created this course to help non-designers and designers alike incorporate this powerful language into every area of their consciousness, to inspire, grow, and design a life beyond their imagination.
DEVELOP YOUR FOUNDATION
Learn about the high-level principles of design, not taught in any design school, and develop a strong foundation for the rest of your journey.
IDENTIFY AREAS OF EXPANSIVENESS
Develop skills in proportion, symmetry, fractality, coded meaning, and more; to help identify areas for expansiveness in your career, and your life
INCORPORATE SKILLS AND DESIGN YOUR LIFE
Implement your new visual and personal style and design your life with purpose, to move forward into your expansiveness with clear intention.
HI, I'M ANDREA
I'm a licensed architect with a Master’s Degree from UCLA. I've worked on four continents and speak six languages. As specialist in symbols, pattern language, and sacred geometry, I've dedicated my life to understanding the meaning contained with architecture and the great power of the built environment.
As a former college professor (USC, Otis), I frequently guest lecture on Architecture and Design. I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge with designers and non-designers alike so you can utilize the power of one of the world’s oldest languages to create meaning in every area of your life.
Aligned Design is the culmination of my lifelong passion for architecture and design combined with my desire to educate our world with the knowledge and tools to harness the immense power of design thinking and language.
LECTURE 1: ORDER
Develop a basic framework and principles of Design and Design Language. Order makes Design ideas clear and easy to understand, while lack of order = chaos.
LECTURE 2: HIERARCHY
Humans use Design to show power, "winning,” and domination. Explore how this is achieved and see examples of hierarchy in action.
LECTURE 3: SCALE
When we look at objects, we subconsciously try to figure out how big they are. In this lecture, we’ll discuss how scale is communicated in Design, and how it’s manipulated.
LECTURE 4: REPETITION
Repeating shapes are just like a drum beat - inviting us to join in. Whether it's a hotel, restaurant, or public space, repetition is the tool that makes us feel like we belong.
LECTURE 5: FRACTALITY
Let's talk about Fractal Geometry! Learn what it is, how it is used in Design, and what it does for the human psyche. Did you know fractals are most often found in religious structures?
LECTURE 6: GEOMETRY
You probably already know all the basic forms - and yes it's that simple! Circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, etc. In this lecture, we’ll explore both basic and Sacred Geometry.
LECTURE 7: PROPORTION
Just like in music, the relationship between parts (of a graphic, interiors, or a building) determines the mood and overall feeling. Learn how to read proportions and how to make your own.
LECTURE 8: COLOR THEORY
Color always sets the stage! In this lecture, you’ll learn how to make color palettes and color mixes, and how to incorporate materials such as wood, stone, and metal into your Designs.
LECTURE 9: CODED MEANING
Design is often used to tell us a story (even if it's not true!) Learn how to "read" design, see through visual tricks, and how to code your own meaning into design.
LECTURE 10: ARCHISPEAK
The words people use to describe buildings are deliberately confusing. In this lecture, we’ll discuss them all in depth so you’ll sound like a BOSS at the Planning Commission.
LECTURE 11: VISUAL CLIP ART
We constantly make assumptions about what things "should" look like, but this is often cultural, or pushed on us by manufacturers. In this lecture, you’ll learn how to free your mind!
LECTURE 12: WRITING YOUR DESIGN NARRATIVE
Want to learn how to create a design from scratch either for yourself or for a client? Learn how to write a Design narrative that will guide your entire process.
LECTURE 13: USING DESIGN TO EMBODY VALUES
Design can tell people who you are or who you want to be. In this lecture, you’ll develop a list of your core values and how to turn them into distinct Design elements.
LECTURE 14: DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
Let's put it all together! Using everything you have learned, you will now be able to incorporate your values, your ideal color palette, and ordering techniques to create a design style that is strong and uniquely yours.
YOU'RE IN GOOD COMPANY
This course gives you the tools to understand design - what it is and how and why it works. You;ll learn about the power of design and begin to see how it impacts every aspect of our lives. As someone who loves design, but hasn't been formally trained, this course gave me an important orientation and foundation. Andrea does a great job making the core principles of design accessible though powerful examples. She breaks down concepts and makes them easy to understand. There are many opportunities to investigate images and review how designers use the principles to make statements, access emotions and communicate values. Ultimately, this course teaches you how to leverage those same powerful design principles in your own work and in your own spaces.
Melissa B., Washington DC
“I’ve been meaning to reach out and share how much I’ve been enjoying your course. You really have a tremendous gift and I’m always so inspired after our webinars because I learn so much!”
Alana, Edmonton AB
“There is so much I want to say... I will start with Truth: You are a treasure. Thank you for being exactly who you are.
Thank you for your passion, knowledge, commitment to sharing, and your way of elevating others… Humanity needs to hear what you’re saying. Your lecture has buoyed me. I (also) get very emotional/excited/jazzed up when I witness beauty and harmony and all its invisible power, so I am very appreciative that you are expressing your experience of these things too. It came through loud and clear. Yay!”
Hollie, Vancouver BC
YOUR LIFE CAN BE MORE PURPOSEFUL THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED POSSIBLE
Learning to understand and incorporate design into every area of your life is one of the most important journeys you’ll ever embark on. If you have questions about specific areas of the course, or want to get to know me a bit better before you enroll, take the first step and contact me to book a free consultation.BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
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