About the Master Class

Visual research is an essential stage in any design process and at first glance, it may seem that everyone can do it, however, it is not so. To produce an exciting body of research will require knowledge and experience. I have been doing visual research for a variety of clients predominantly in fashion design and publishing for over ten years.

 In my 3-hour long practice-based master class, I will share with you tips and technics on how to produce original, creative, and innovative visual research for your personal projects or for a client and how to do it within your deadline.

 We will discuss general principles of visual research and how to organize it;  we will look at some case studies from the projects I worked on; I will give you an overview of useful software and resources, and of course, answer your questions along the way. 

Founder of Atelier Research

Oleg Mitrofanov

For over seven years, I have taught over 7.000 students at leading Universities and colleges in the UK and abroad including Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Fashion, Kingston University, Conde-Nast College, Istituto Marangoni, Bunka Gakuen, Kyoto Seika University and Osaka Fashion Institute and others. Apart from my academic career, I do provide consultancy services. Some of my past clients and projects include The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Gainsbury and Whiting, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, Armani, Alexander McQueen, Chanel Beauty, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, H&M, and many others.