Start Your Graphic Design Career

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If you have thought about pursuing a career as a graphic designer, but not sure where to start, this class will give you both a career outlook and an overview of foundational concepts in the graphic design industry. In this two-hour course, we will cover both an overview of the profession, educational paths, tools and software, and cover a broad range of topics related to getting started in the design profession. This class is suitable for high school, college students embarking on a new career, those interested in pursuing design as a part time or side…
If you have thought about pursuing a career as a graphic designer, but not sure where to start, this class will give you both a career outlook and an overview of foundational concepts in the graphic design industry. In this two-hour course, we will cover both an overview of the profession, educational paths, tools and software, and cover a broad range of topics related to getting started in the design profession. This class is suitable for high school, college students embarking on a new career, those interested in pursuing design as a part time or side career and adults interested in changing careers. The prospect of starting a new career can be terrifying, so in this course I will walk you through need to know information that will help you feel confident about  your career choice. In part 1 of this course we will cover:
  • Introduction
  • Professional outlook
  • Educational paths
  • Career Paths
  • What makes a great designer?
  • Design areas and disciplines
  • Design aptitude and creative thinking
  • Technical skills and software
  • Creating a Portfolio
  • Gaining experience
In part 2 we will cover:
  • Design aptitude
  • Design influences
  • Design history
  • Design fundamentals
  • Color
  • Typography
  • A typical project
 

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Course Curriculum

Course Overview

  • Introduction from Kia Dolby
    1:26
  • Course Overview
    00:3:25

Part 1: Starting Your Design Career

  • What Designers Do
    7:38
  • Professional Outlook
    00:14:21
  • Creative and Technical Skills
    00:32:28

Part 2: Design Basics

  • Graphic Design History and Principles of Design
    00:11:58
  • Elements of Art
    00:7:24
  • Color
    00:6:53
  • Typography
    00:4:54
  • Design Project Overview
    00:14:08

Adobe Software Overview

  • Photoshop Walkthrough
    00:12:25
  • Illustrator Walkthough
    00:14:03

Conclusion

  • Course Conclusion
    00:1:55
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