CSP en Color & Trim
The CSP in Color & Trim provides a firm grasp of colour and finishes for products and spaces.
There are plenty of design‑related sectors calling for specialists who command colours and textures: the automobile industry, interior design, architecture, sports accessories, furniture… An eye for trends and a sound knowledge of the various natural and synthetic pigments, brand strategies, materials and colour symbology are a distinctive bonus for designers.
– To activate the student’s colour term base.
– To explore the universal systems that define and organise colour.
– To acquire individual methodologies for creating ranges.
– To detect creative opportunities from a chromatic standpoint.
– To anticipate seasonal colours and trends.
– To learn about new materials and the colour pallets that work best.
The course starts with a specific theoretical-cultural approach to colour before introducing a series of tools and practical exercises for the student to experiment with colour application in different formats, materials and concepts and for different purposes. Lessons include presentations, hands‑on workshops and opportunities to collaborate with acclaimed local and international figures in the sector so as to share in their experience and passion. The course ends with a final project to be submitted in a personal portfolio with colour as the centrepiece based on a personalised chromatic pallet.
Graduates or working professionals in the fields of product design, interior design and architecture wishing to broaden and deepen their specific knowledge of how to apply colour.
Applicants will be required to submit a CV and cover letter. If any of the admission requirements are not met, the School will consider each applicant separately and reserves the right to summon applicants for an interview.
Upon completion of the course and depending on each student’s prior experience, there will be various career options:
– The chance to join a Color & Trim team inside a large firm (such as an automobile company)
– Freelance work for a range of companies in various sectors: architecture, product design, graphic design, packaging, interior design
Elisa Padrón Olivé designs and develops products that cultivate craftsmanship, quality and simplicity. She has always been fascinated by handmade. BA Product Design after getting a Diploma in Technical Engineering in Industrial Design. She starts her professional career in the sports sector, as a member of the of innovation and advanced design team in Decathlon, developing projects between France and India. She also discovers the study of global trends and her passion for color. Currently based in Barcelona, she is responsible for the design in Nanimarquina, fusing ancestral craft rugs with contemporary design.
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