Introduction to Graphic Design

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Anyone
Course Language: English
Price: FREE

About the Course

Are you tired of learning Photoshop tricks without understanding how to apply the software to real design? Or maybe you just want to understand what really is design and how can you become a real designer?

Design goes way beyond software and there is a lot of theory behind it. In this introductory course, you’ll learn the basics needed to create amazing and real design.

For this course, you won’t need any sort of equipment or specific software. “Why? Isn’t design just Photoshop?” you may ask, to which I answer “No, my dear reader! It is not!“. By understanding the process behind what real designers do and understand, you will also be able to see what makes good design. Why is that logo appealing? Why does that poster grab my attention? How is it that I can understand that ad, even though nothing is written on it? After participating in this course, you’ll finally understand more of design and gain the ability to see the world in a different way.

From the history of communication to the 5 basics principles of design, if you really want to learn design this is the perfect course for you!

What are the requirements?

  • No software needed!
  • No special equipment needed!
  • Bring an open mind and thirst for knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 12 lectures and 47 mins of content!
  • What is design?
  • What isn’t design?
  • What does a designer do?
  • What is the difference between design and art?
  • Must a designer know how to draw?
  • Design process
  • The basic elements
  • The five main principles of design
  • How to identify design elements in the wild
  • How to see design thru new eyes

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in learning about design
  • No prior knowledge needed

Course Structure

Instructors

Sean Berg

Sean Berg, also known as Canha, is a graphic and web designer with over 10 years experience. He is passionate about anything related to design and spends copious amounts of time hidden behind a book or a screen and reading about design. Having worked with some major brazilian design companies, [...]

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