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DESIGN 413: Advanced Design Skills

Learning Objectives

  • Illustrate Improved client communications, mind reading, facilitative listening
  • Explain expedited design: methods for producing designs more quickly
  • Describe the design consultation: a completed design in two hours
  • Discuss fast rendering options, a toolbox of quick techniques for communicating your ideas to a Client


This course is aimed at students who have taken DESIGN 211: Elements of Design, and are looking to push their design and client communication skills to the next level. Learn the Practical tools for choosing colors, materials and working with a design aesthetic. Make design work for your business.

Time/ Credits

16:00 hrs


Kate Wiseman, MLA
GENESIS® Design Faculty Advisor

Principal Landscape Designer at Sage Outdoor Designs
San Diego, CA
(619) 618-6410

  • Bachelor’s degree, Botany, University of California at Berkeley
  • Masters of Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona’s School of Environmental Design
  • Member of GENESIS® Education Board
  • GENESIS® Design Faculty Advisor
Kate Wiseman, MLA

Kate Wiseman is the Principal landscape designer at Sage Outdoor Designs, a firm specializing in the design of beautiful residential landscapes in Southern California. She founded Sage in 2008, and since then her designs have been widely published both locally and nationally. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Botany from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona's school of Environmental Design. Kate began teaching with GENESIS in 2012 and is currently the Design Faculty Advisor.