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Become a Graphic Designer

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Graphic designers create visual concepts that inspire, inform, and transform. Use industry-leading tools to build innovative design projects and discover the skills needed to become an in-demand visual thinker and communicator.

  • Build a solid foundation in the elements of design: typography, color, and layout.
  • Explore the design process to visualize compelling ideas.
  • Practice with hands on exercises in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.


  • Course 1: What is Graphic Design?
    • Learn about graphic design and how it is used to convey ideas and concepts, and to enhance experiences. Discover the impact it has on the success of individuals and businesses.
  • Course 2: Graphic Design Careers: First Steps
    • Want to become a graphic designer? Discover the most crucial skills, tools, and techniques for graphic designers today, and where to find training to kick-start your career.
  • Course 3: Introduction to Graphic Design: Concepts
    • Learn core design skills in color, typography, and layout. Find out how to integrate these key skills into your workflow.
  • Course 4: Graphic Design Foundations: Layout and Composition
    • Learn how to create stronger, clearer, more attention-grabbing designs by understanding the how, why, and when of layout and composition.
  • Course 5: Graphic Design Foundations: Typography
    • Explore good typographic practices. Learn how to select and use type to add impact, how type is measured, and how factors like spacing and alignment affect your design.
  • Course 6: Color for Design and Art
    • Learn about the practical application of color theory: how to create color palettes, manipulate colors in Adobe tools like Photoshop and Illustrator, fix color problems, and more.
  • Course 7: InDesign 2021 Essential Training
    • Get up and running with Adobe InDesign. Discover how to use the 2021 version of the world's premier page-layout application.
  • Course 8: Photoshop 2021 Essential Training: The Basics
    • Discover how to work efficiently and effectively with Photoshop 2021. Learn about the program's core features, including key imaging concepts that all Photoshop users need to know.
  • Course 9: Illustrator 2021 Essential Training
    • Get started with Adobe Illustrator, the world's leading illustration and vector drawing application. Learn how to create artwork for print, the web, or use in other applications.
  • Course 10: Creative Collaboration
    • Learn how to leverage the collective wisdom of your team. Learn fresh approaches to creative collaboration that help you create better together.
  • Course 11: Color Trends
    • Embrace the power of the universal language: color. Learn how to use the 2020 Pantone color of the year—Classic Blue—and other color trends in your designs.

Taught by

Sean Adams, Cara St.Hilaire, Tony Harmer, Sean Adams, Ina Saltz, Jim Krause, David Blatner, Julieanne Kost, Tony Harmer, Denise Jacobs and Nicte Cuevas


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