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8 January 2019

Alumni Training Capsules 2018/2019 course

EINA Alumni is organising the following training capsule sessions for the next semester:

Digital Photography Processing

Practical digital photography course using Lightroom. Participants will learn how to organise, select and edit RAW negatives using Adobe software. Working with RAW files enables professional post-production as the file contains much more information than a .jpg. Students will work on each of the editing modules of the programme and create a series of pre-established presets so that they have their own presets library. Finally, students will export their selected photographs with the suitable resolution for posting on the internet and to be able to print them. To take the course, students must have a basis of technical knowledge of photography and a digital camera with the option of creating RAW files.

Mariana Castel is a graphic designer and photographer. She studied design at EINA and in 2015, she specialised in editorial design and photography, studying for the Postgraduate Programme in Photography and Editorial Design at EINA. She currently works freelance after having worked for a number of agencies.

Digital Photography Processing with Mariana Castel


Practical typographic printing course with moveable wooden letters (letterpress). We will be looking back at old-fashioned printing, with its printing blocks and traditional manual techniques, to explore the large-format text printing process. A creative experience that will allow you to control the creative process, developing a physical relationship with the typeface and the space.

Arcangela Regis studied photography at the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (1998) parallel to her Graphic Design course at EINA (2000). She specialised in manual typographic composition and printing at the Conservatori de les Arts del Llibre de l'Escola Llotja (2007). In 2015 she studied on the postgraduate course in Ephemera: history, analysis and cataloguing of ephemeral printed materials, and The Old Book: history and analysis of bibliographic heritage, at the Faculty of Library Science and Documentation at Barcelona University. She is the founder of Laurenpress, a printing press devoted to craft typographic composition and printing, where she undertakes design and print commissions and her own personal projects.

Letterpress with Arcangela Regis

Designer or chameleon?

Starting a business from scratch, and having your own business, has parts that are gratifying and others that are tough. In “Designer or chameleon?”, Gemma will share some tips and some "that I wouldn’t do again". She will look at the importance of being versatile and being ready for anything that might come along, because one day "your life’s dream” will come calling, and the next day it’s a customer who won’t pay. One night, you go out for a few drinks with your partners, and a week later, one of them doesn’t believe in this new focus you want to give the studio.

The content of the capsule will be based on the following aspects:

Gemma Terol graduated in Graphic Design in 2001. Since then, she has worked as a designer, almost half her life; Publications Manager at EINA, freelance designer for the Carme Vives Studio, Art Director with a small publishing house and in the advertising division of the BPMO communication group. In 2010, she began her first personal project alongside two partners, the theroomrooms studio. Today, eight years later, she is setting out on a new solo professional project, a studio that is emerging from her professional maturity, with a more experimental and personal focus.

Course with Gemma Terol

Design and creation of accessible websites for people with functional diversity

The course will focus on the analysis of international web accessibility guidelines, adopted as ISO and UNE standards, and on the conformity criteria that websites must meet to certify the minimum level of accessibility required. These criteria include both aspects related to the design of interfaces and their usability, and technical criteria related to their coding and programming.



We recommend that participants should have a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Rubén Alcaraz is a Senior Technician in Web Applications Development, a Diploma-holder in Library Science and Documentation (Barcelona University), with a Master’s Degree in Digital Content Management (Barcelona University/Pompeu Fabra University) with work on the accessibility of interactive digital maps. He is currently studying for a doctorate on the doctoral programme in Information Engineering and Technology at Lleida University, with a thesis on the accessibility of statistical graphs. He is an associate lecturer at Barcelona University (Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Documentation and Master’s Degree in Digital Content Management), Pompeu Fabra University (Master’s Degree in Digital Documentation, Master’s Degree in Search Engines and Master’s Degree in UX: usability and user experience), and at EINA (Postgraduate Programme in Web Design and MURAD). Member of the Adaptabit Research Group at Barcelona University, working on research into digital accessibility in teaching, research and teaching innovation. He has done consultancy work related to web accessibility for various public administrations.

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Curso webs accessibles Rubén Alcaraz

From concept to material. The design-print tandem

Knowing the production process of the graphic elements that we generate not only offers security and reliability in the results, but by generating good dialogue between designer and printer, we can reinforce the conceptual part of a project, as well as give it added value.

The capsule combines, on the one hand, a display of examples of design projects that are outstanding for their good technical work, choice of materials or combination of print systems, and on the other hand, a space for looking, touching and smelling physical examples of unusual and interesting solutions. It ends with a small workshop where participants will be able to put into practice a choice of material based on a fictitious briefing. It will be held at the facilities of Vanguard Gràfic, to have the material and print machinery close to hand.

Josep Amat specialises in process management, and has worked for some 25 years as production manager with a family print business. In 2013, he created the Print School, a CSR initiative aimed at helping schools with economic problems. He is currently in charge of digitisation at Vanguard Gràfic and teaches at a number of design training centres.

Lluc Massaguer is a graphic designer and graduate in Design from EINA. She worked for three years in the pre-print department of the family print business. From 2005 to 2015, she was Publications Manager at EINA, and since 2015 she has been Online Contents and Alumni Manager. Since 2006, she has taught Graphic Arts, Properties and Uses of New Materials and Graphic Production on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and on the Master's in Graphic Design at EINA, of which she is the coordinator.

Curso diseño-imprenta Josep Amat y Lluc Massaguer

The Training Capsules

The aim of the Training Capsules is to offer EINA Alumni members active learning, both to refresh and improve their design-related professional skills and to look more deeply into the fields related to art and the humanities, in workshop, seminar or lecture format.

Places will be limited and registrations will be accepted strictly by order of application. Courses will require a minimum of 6 persons enrolled.

The duration of these sessions will normally be 4 hours and they will cost € 20 for EINA Alumni members and € 80 for non-members, per person and course.

If after reserving a place you are unable to attend the activity, you must cancel your reservation by sending an email to alumni@eina.cat so that someone else can take up your place.

Cancellation should be no later than 24 hours before the day of the activity. If you don’t attend the activity and you haven’t cancelled within this period, a non-attendance penalty will be applied (you won’t be able to enrol on any other training capsule for 2 months after the date of the course in question). If the cancellation is on medical grounds and you cancel less than 24 hours before the capsule, you will need to show a doctor’s letter for the penalty not to be applied.