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Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

This graphic design class is a hands-on workshop and includes exercises in design concepts, along with principles to help build confidence and awareness of guidelines and theories, and how they impact layout, type and color. In this one-day graphic design course, you will discover how to apply design by structuring a visual hierarchy using space and type. No previous design experience is necessary, and this course serves as a useful foundation for individuals working across a range of fields. Participants in this course are from a variety of job functions, including marketing, IT, development, management, and design roles.

This class actively involves students in the creation of designs in a non-computer environment with skills that translate to design for web, apps, marketing campaigns, print designs, and more. All design tools and supplies are provided, and participants should be prepared to experiment and grow design capabilities using newly learned skills and perspectives. 

Questions about this graphic design class? Interested in a private or customized graphic design training for your group? Call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.

Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Online

American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
2018-08-17 15:11:26 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

NYC

American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2018-07-02 14:59:10 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Philadelphia

American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm St.
Philadelphia - Conshohocken, PA 19428
2018-07-02 14:59:10 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Boston

American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2018-07-02 14:59:10 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Online

American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
2018-08-17 15:11:26 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Online

American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
2018-08-17 15:11:26 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

NYC

American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2018-07-02 14:59:10 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Philadelphia

American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm St.
Philadelphia - Conshohocken, PA 19428
2018-07-02 14:59:10 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Boston

American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2018-07-02 14:59:10 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Online

American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
2018-08-17 15:11:26 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Online

American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
2018-08-17 15:11:26 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Online

American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
2018-08-17 15:11:26 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Boston

American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2018-07-02 14:59:10 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

NYC

American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2018-07-02 14:59:10 $495.00
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Philadelphia

American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm St.
Philadelphia - Conshohocken, PA 19428
2018-07-02 14:59:10 $495.00

Graphic Design from a Historical Perspective

  • Why design is important
  • Influence of Art Nouveau, Cubism, Bauhaus, German and Swiss design in modern art
  • Understanding the International Typographic Style
  • Review of major influencers in modern design
  • Origins of function determines form and fierce reduction of unnecessary elements

Understanding the importance of sketching

  • Low fidelity methods
  • Developing innovative concepts
  • Creating flexibility in early stages of design
  • Focusing on ideas, not tools

Understanding space in graphic design

  • Understanding and using negative space
  • Creating designs that utilize white and non-white space

Balance in your designs

  • Understanding types of balance
  • Experimenting with symmetrical and asymmetrical designs
  • Experimenting with weight in order to create more dynamic designs

Adding rhythm and harmony to your design

  • Discovering how patterns and repetition can lead the eye
  • Create more effective designs using these principles

Typography: effective use of type

  • Typeface scenarios.
  • Understanding which typefaces are best to use in different situations
  • Type terminology and what it means
  • Basic typography rules that help improve viewer’s experience
  • Building an effective and successful information hierarchy with a type ramp
  • Understanding how to maximize design with a typographic grid
  • Type as an art form

Understanding design proportions

  • Building a beautifully proportioned layout for your design
  • How positioning can affect aesthetics of your design
  • Incorporating the golden mean into your designs

Influence of color on graphic design

  • Understanding HSL (Hue, Saturation and Luminosity)
  • Designing with color
  • Understanding and using harmony rules

There are no prerequisites to participate in this graphic design fundamental course.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the instructors at the American Graphics Institute. AGI instructors authored more than 50 design books, including many official training books written for Adobe Systems.

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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced UX professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our UX consulting practice