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Graphic Design Intro

Media Training
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1 day
349 GBP excl. VAT 199 - 349 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Graphic Design Intro

Learn the core principles and approach your work like a professional designer. Design content that meets the brief and communicates your message clearly.

Graphic Design introduction course is a one-day masterclass created by experienced Graphic Designers and will teach you the core Graphic Design principles you need to plan your projects successfully and create powerful content.

Creating content from scratch can be a daunting task, but learning to approach your work like a Graphic Designer will enable you to unleash your creativity and make the creative process work for you. Our one-day course will add skills and techniques to your toolbox, helping you confidently design content that meets the brief of your project and communicates your message clearly.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Awards: Certificate of Achievement

What Will I Learn?

  • To think like a designer
  • Improve your visual skills
  • Typography and colour theory
  • To use brand guidelines
  • Plan your projects successfully

Training Course Content

Design Brief

  • Understanding the design process
  • How to communicate what you have created
  • Creativity and context - What you actually need to know to push great work out into the world
  • Improving your visual skills and exploring different ways of seeing

Composition

  • What it means to have a well composed piece of work
  • Design Principles:
  • Form & Space
  • Figure & Ground
  • Gestalt Psychology
  • Symmetry/Asymmetry
  • Layout Principles

Branding

  • Brand Guidelines
  • Understanding the difference between logos and logotypes
  • How to use brand guidelines to create inspiring work

Imagery

  • When to use illustration or photography
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Where to buy images from
  • A bit about copyright

Typography

  • Font families and how they work
  • Basics of font makeup (serif/non serif and styles of font)
  • Which fonts pair well together and which fonts to avoid
  • Where and how to buy fonts
  • Crucial tips on how to use typography in your work
  • Optimum text point sizes for different viewing platforms

Colour Theory

  • Choosing colours that work well together
  • Understanding the difference between screen and print colours
  • Why colour is important
  • How to restrict a colour palette

Resources & Further Learning

  • Useful websites
  • Podcasts
  • Further Reading

Course delivery details

The following delivery options are available for this course:

  • Classroom at London Bridge
  • Online, live from anywhere

Why choose Media Training

25+ years of experience

Average class size of 6

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Media Training 

What makes a great course?  When we opened our first centre 25 years ago, we asked ourselves this question. We've spent every day since perfecting the answer. We offer over 100 instructor-led courses that you can choose to attend either...


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Media Training

Butler's Wharf Building
36 Shad Thames
SE1 2YE London United Kingdom

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 95 reviews.

4AD
Super informative, felt like i learnt a huge amount
International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN)
Smooth set-up; knowledgeable, friendly, down-to-earth trainer with a passion for the subject - put the group at ease; the course was broken up into interesting, bitesize chunks with regular breaks
Imperial War Museums
This theory-based course worked well online, with a great presentation, relevant examples and exercises that we could do remotely. Rich was really knowledgeable, shared a lot of skills/tools that I will be able to use in the future and was happy to answer any questions. It was also useful to be shown specific exercises that I can do after the co...
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