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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.

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Hours 25
Instructors Sean Adams, Kristin Ellison, Justin Seeley, Ina Saltz, Jim Krause, Von Glitschka, David Blatner, Deke McClelland, Aaron Draplin
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

News and Sports Designers $39k

Graphic Designer 5 $54k

UX / UI Designers $55k

Instructional Designers & Programmers $64k

Mechanical Designers $65k

Graphic Engineer 1 $66k

Graphic Animator $67k

HYDRAULICS and ELECTRICAL DESIGNERS / ENGINEERS $69k

Regional Recruiter - Buyers & Designers $72k

Graphic Art $82k

UX Designers $91k

Graphic Developer 2 $118k

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What is Graphic Design?

Are you curious about what graphic design really is? This video defines graphic design, so you can understand its purpose and what it accomplishes. Learn how design is used to...

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Graphic Design Careers: First Steps

New to graphic design? You're in the right place. Discover the most crucial skills, tools, and techniques for graphic designers today, and which courses you need to kick-start...

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Introduction to Graphic Design (2016) (You were viewing this course)

What does it take to be a graphic designer? Design is a complex art that involves many different skills and tools, but by breaking down the core topics and software, Justin Seeley...

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Graphic Design Foundations: Layout and Composition

Layout and composition are the building blocks of graphic design. A strong composition will attract attention, clarify understanding, and engage the viewer whether the project is...

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Graphic Design Foundations: Typography

Good typography can add tremendous power to your design and your message, whether it is a print- or screen-based project, a still or motion graphic, a 3D or 2D graphic. This...

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Color for Design and Art

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Learning Logo Design

Avoid pitfalls, improve your design process, respond to demanding clients, and solve the creative problems that are involved in creating a logo. In this course, Von Glitschka...

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InDesign Quick Start

You want to learn InDesign, but where do you begin? This course is step one. You are only 30 minutes from creating or editing your own layouts in InDesign. David Blatner takes you...

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Introducing Illustrator

Get to know Illustrator—the industry-leading drawing program—and immediately start making smooth vector-based drawings and type treatments, with no experience required. Acclaimed...

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Introducing Photoshop: Design

Although learning Adobe Photoshop from square one can seem daunting, this course gives you exactly the knowledge you need to get started creating practical everyday graphic...

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Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

Most logos aren't designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren't Aaron Draplin. Aaron's a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an...

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Hours 25
Instructors Sean Adams, Kristin Ellison, Justin Seeley, Ina Saltz, Jim Krause, Von Glitschka, David Blatner, Deke McClelland, Aaron Draplin
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

News and Sports Designers $39k

Graphic Designer 5 $54k

UX / UI Designers $55k

Instructional Designers & Programmers $64k

Mechanical Designers $65k

Graphic Engineer 1 $66k

Graphic Animator $67k

HYDRAULICS and ELECTRICAL DESIGNERS / ENGINEERS $69k

Regional Recruiter - Buyers & Designers $72k

Graphic Art $82k

UX Designers $91k

Graphic Developer 2 $118k