Participants will work with Jeanie Kay, product designer at The New York Times, to learn how designers identify reader problems to create news products. Kay will share the basics of Figma software – a collaborative interface design tool – to design a newsletter concept that meets the needs of a specific audience.

A laptop is required. If you do not have a laptop, we will provide one for you.

This is an exposure-level workshop suitable for teens and college students; no prior experience in design is needed to participate.

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DesignPrep is a series of free workshops that focus on all forms of design from fashion and architecture to product and graphic design.

Design Prep is made possible by the generous support of Altman Foundation, The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, Siegel Family Endowment, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.