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The Art of the Story

Debbie Millman

5 mins

3 key insights

Visual, audio & text

The Art of the Story is a Skillshare course that teaches you to use artistic elements and language to create visual storytelling — a great introduction to a new art form for anyone with a story to tell.


The Art of the Story

The Art of the Story

by Debbie Millman


Visual storytelling is the art of blending both artistic elements and language. Humans have been telling stories for thousands of years through both images and words. Visual storytelling takes the best of both worlds and brings the two art forms together to create something unique, touching, and honest.

This course was crafted by Debbie Millman, Chair of Masters in Branding Department at the School of Visual Arts, and President and Chief Marketing Officer of Sterling Brands. Millman redesigned over 200 brands, including Colgate, Nestlé, and Pepsi, and is the President Emeritus of AIGA.

This course teaches how to craft a narrative, edit writing, find inspiration, and experiment with different materials. It gives you a glimpse into Millman's personal collection of visual stories and gives you the inspiration needed to take a leap of faith and try out an original form of expression.

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Ultimately, you want to think about the fact that it's two art forms: the language and the visual — but one medium, one message.

- Debbie Millman, host

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