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Graphic Design Elements for Non-Designers

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In this hands-on specialization, you will explore basic graphic design elements, color theory, images, publication design and techniques for creating effective layouts. You will also learn about typography, the creative process, the importance of brainstorming, and how to discuss and critique design in a professional setting. Page layout software and online sites will be used to incorporate and manipulate text, color, photographs and images. If you are curious about the design process, work on a team with designers and need to speak some of their language, or want to empower the creatives on your team to be even better, this specialization is made for you.

From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Hours 39
Instructor Lori Poole
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design

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Basic Elements of Design: Design Principles and Software Overview

Designing for an organization, while requiring technical skill, is not just about knowing how to use a pagination program such as InDesign or manipulate photos using Photoshop. A...

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Aug
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Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Image Formats

Examining and exploring the various types of images and graphic elements will be the focus of this course. We will start with color theory to distinguish between CMYK, Pantone and...

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Textual Elements of Design: Fonts, Typography, and Spacing

Graphic design is telling a story by using both images and text. With that definition in mind, this course will focus on the textual elements of graphic design. From the history...

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Print and Digital Elements of Design: Branding and User Experience

Graphic design projects can be delivered in either a printed format or a digital format, or both. This course will look at how to work with creative professionals to get the ideal...

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From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Hours 39
Instructor Lori Poole
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design

Careers

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Spanish/English Basic Writing Instructor $25k

Coordinator, Basic Writing $45k

Emergency Medical Technician- Basic $50k

Basic Training $50k

Customized Itinerary Specialist - Explore America $54k

Associate Lecturer, Basic Education and GED Preparation $55k

Basic Education Instructor $55k

Basic Training Drill Sergeant $57k

EMT-Basic 1 $63k

Community Program Manager- Basic Needs $85k

Basic Electrical Engineering Equipment Specialist Technician $101k

Developer / System Administrator - Vax/VMS, Vax Basic, C $118k

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