Graphic designers develop layouts and designs to share ideas online and in brochures, advertisements, and posters. Designers need to understand and use the basic principles of design and typography. Graphic design is a great career for people who are creative thinkers and enjoy art, technology, and communication.
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This workshop will teach you how to plan and create superior presentations, with tips on effective design, information flow, and timing. In this course you will learn that, having prepared well, you can actually have fun delivering your presentations.
This course gives you the skills to turn raw data into striking visual stories. We’ll show you how to find the story in the data, and how to convert the data into graphics. You will explore different infographic formats and practice developing the content from start to finish. You’ll also explore typography, and choose typefaces that look great while helping you organize the presentation of your data.
This two-day course is perfect for those who want to study the techniques that designers use to create newsletters, brochures, posters, and logos. You will learn how to transform strategic ideas into great visuals, to choose an appropriate typeface and colour palette, and to put all the elements together in a balanced, effective layout. The course includes hands-on exercises.
For many, learning how to use Photoshop effectively is an essential part of their job. This comprehensive course covers all the basics plus features like masking, colour correction, sharpening (the correct way), and compositing -- things a marketing pro needs day to day. The most amazing things are the new time-saving features (where you click once and save 20 minutes on some common tasks). We’ll give you lots of practice to be sure you remember the lessons learned.
This is our most popular InDesign class. It teaches you everything you need to create ads, brochures, newsletters, product sheets, and more -- right from scratch. You’ll be amazed at your new skills, and with all the practice in class you’ll feel completely comfortable working in InDesign back at the office. If you face any special projects please bring a sample to class with you. You can use it during practice sessions.
This course is for existing InDesign users who want to increase their speed and proficiency by learning the most advanced features. The course material is customized to suit the people attending.
Illustrator has a lot of unique drawing features. We’ll focus on the basic ones here -- the ones you will use often. After this workshop you can start using Illustrator, with complete confidence, to create logos, illustrations, floorplans, posters, and banners. Students are encouraged to tell us of special requests. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.