What does it take to be a graphic designer?
Design is a complex art that involves many different skills and tools, but this course will break down the core topics and software, and show you how to get your start in the design world.
We’ll explore the fundamentals of good graphic design, from how to develop one’s corporate image, logo design and branding, to creating effective business cards, brochures, rack cards, signs, and use various marketing tools for both print and digital media.
Covering theoretical concepts like layout, typography, and color, we’ll then get our hands dirty using Adobe Illustrator to practice your vector-drawing techniques.
Next, we’ll dive into Adobe Photoshop, where you’ll learn to creatively adjust, repair, and retouch the kinds of images you’ll use in design projects.
Last, we visit InDesign for an overview of the layout and print preparation processes.
By the end, you’ll have a better grasp of what graphic designers do and what you’ll need to learn next. It’s a great jumping off point for any graphic design career.
- Graphic Design Fundamentals
- Intro to industry-leading software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
- Designing Layouts
- Vector-based drawing techniques
- Choosing Colors
- Developing a Corporate Brand package
- Using Marketing Tools for Print & Online
- And More
Each student will need a Laptop with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CC/CS6/CS5 installed. Please bring images you wish to work on during the course.
***Evening course w/ start date subject to minimum registrations***