This free online graphic design course will teach you about graphic design from the ground up, designed for both those already practicing in the field, and complete newbies. Start this course today and you will learn about the theory and practice of graphic design, how text and images can be used effectively to create an impact and convey a message to a specific audience, the tools used to do so, and much more!
Traditionally referred to as graphic design, communication design is the process by which messages and images are used to convey information to a targeted audience. In this free online course Graphic Design you will learn how designing is a form of problem-solving, where a system is created to communicate a specific message. The designer breaks the problem into discrete creative activities. From this, solutions are evaluated, both for their perceived impact on the target audience and for their perceived effectiveness.
In addition, in this course, you will learn about developing design projects in collaboration with others. The design process involves generating a concept, refining ideas through visual exploration, and preparing rough layouts. You will learn how the AIDA process works as a structure. You will learn about using the elements of composition – point, line, color, plane, and focal point – how techniques are used for contrast and emphasis, and the importance of typography and organizational systems. This course will be of interest to those wishing to enter the field of graphic design, those already practicing and experimenting in the field, and those who would like to develop a deeper understanding of the main theories, principles, and practices involved. So, why wait? Start the course today and by the end of the week, you will have gained valuable graphic design skills!