Graphic Design course

Learn to create graphic design projects from scratch, build a portfolio and start to earn up to an extra £2500 per month.
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Graphic Design course
Learn to create graphic design projects from scratch, build a portfolio and start to earn up to an extra £2500 per month.
/6571 learners
4, 7
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The course will be suitable if:
You study graphic design
You are interested in the field of design
You want to work as a freelancer
The course is suitable for novice designers who want to gain skills in creating projects in the field of graphic design. During the course, you will learn how to reach compositional solutions and be able to work effectively with colour and fonts to create appealing designs.
This course will be an interesting supplement for students who study graphic design. You will learn practical processes of developing designs from scratch and get useful resources to work with.
You will understand how to find orders on freelance exchanges and develop a portfolio to attract customers. By the end of the course, you will have a ready-made project for your portfolio.
One of the most popular fields in design are graphics. Many companies are interested in the service of graphic designers. After the courses, you will be able to design business cards, brand books, and logos for companies. This can be the start of a career.
1. Develop a corporate identity
You will be able to visualize your brand and its identity: logos, guidelines, brand books, and corporate merchandise.
You will learn to
2. Use effective font and colour combinations
You will master the principles of typography and colour and be able to create fresh compositions from fonts and colour combinations.
4. Build your portfolio and earn as a graphic designer
Turn your creative vision and talent into a hobby or full-time career and earn a high income. Learn how to expertly liase with commercial customers and start to earn up to an extra £2500 per month from your graphic design projects.
3. Create interesting and visually attractive designs
You will be able to develop graphic designs for packaging, branding, and advertising.
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Study materials
your lecturer will answer your questions personally
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowlege whenever you need.
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Graphic designer

1
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Choose a topic for a future project

⦁ Search for inspiration from other designers

Tools
Adobe Illustrator
Graphic techniques
Visual experience
Trends in design
1. Designers as a profession
2. Work tools
3. Resources for finding ideas
4. Types of design
5. Graphic trends
6. Graphic and UI/ UX design
You will practice

Colouristics

2
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Select a colour solution for the project
Tools
Itten's circle
Contrast
Colour tone
Colour schemes
1. Colour Theory
2. Colour Characteristics
3. Selection of colour harmonies
4. Colour contrasts
5. Visual message
6. Balance in colour
7. Cases of using colour solutions
You will practice

Typography

3
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Development of font pairs for the project

⦁ Create a composition of fonts and illustrations using techniques reviewed in the course

Tools
Font pairs
Size
Interline space
Font composition
1. Typography objectives
2. Font characteristics
3. Composition in typography
4. Selecting font combinations
5. Proximity rule
6. Combining text and illustration
7. Calligraphy and lettering
You will practice

Composition

4
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Create a composition from text and graphic elements
Tools
Modular grid
Anchor object
Statics and dynamics
Combination of elements
1. Composition Center
2. Layouts of elements
3. Compositional techniques
4. Creating a composition
5. Modular grid
6. Anchor objects
7. Brand logos and analyze them
You will practice

Design thinking

5
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Analyze the project's target audience

⦁ Apply design thinking in a project

Tools
Ideas generation
Prototyping
MVP
Testing
1. The idea of design thinking
2. Stages of project analysis
3. Audiences
4. Ideas selection
5. Prototype creation
6. Approaches to work
7. Design thinking in graphic design
You will practice
Working with the customer
6
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Write a brief for developing a corporate identity

⦁ Prepare the technical requirements
Tools
Brief
Technical Requirement
Design-concept
Creative techniques
1. Project documentation
2. Drafting a brief
3. The development of technical requirements
4. Working with customers
5. Creating unique concepts
6. Ways to develop creativity
You will practice

Branding

7
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Development of the brand concept for the project
Tools
Market analyses
Naming
Brand conception
Corporate style
1. Branding stages
2. Market research and target audience
3. Concept and idea
4. Development of the name
5. Brand visualization
6. Branding success factors
You will practice

Identity

8
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Create identity elements
Tools
Brandbook
Guideline
Brand logotype
Stylization
1. Brand books, guidelines, and cat-guides
2. Corporate identity development
3. Visual identifications
4. Creating identity elements
5. Logo requirements
6. Design of packaging, souvenirs and advertising
You will practice

Search for orders

9
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Work on the design of the project

⦁ Prepare the project for presentation
Tools
Freelance exchanges
Portfolio
Mock-up
1. Projects for the designer
2. Working with online exchanges
3. Design competitions
4. Online presentations of the project
5. Creating a portfolio
6. Working with the customer
7. Placement on mock-ups
8. Examples of successful design projects
You will practice
Work design

Presentation of the design project

10
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Project presentation
Tools
Corporate style
Presentation
Project presentation
1. Useful resources for your work
2. Projects of other graphic designers
3. Works for your portfolio
4. Questions and answers to students' questions
5. Project presentations
You will practice
Course results
You will do
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Level of your motivation
Possibility to ask personalized questions and get feedback
Aslihan Pehlivanli
Graphic designer
Experience
After finishing her BA in Graphic Design, she gained experience working in agencies learning the ins and outs of both the design process and how things work in the ad industry. Over the past 12 years, she's worked with communication companies, fashion brands, hotels, construction companies, restaurants, non-profits, universities, museums, municipalities, festivals, gyms, startups and so on with clients that include Harley Davidson, General Electric, Vodafone, London School of Economics and many more. She has been a full-time freelancer since 2018.
"Graphic design is deeply connected to the political, technological and fashion trends all over the world and it highlights the visual language of its era for posterity."

Your teacher

After finishing her BA in Graphic Design, she gained experience working in agencies learning the ins and outs of both the design process and how things work in the ad industry. Over the past 12 years, she's worked with communication companies, fashion brands, hotels, construction companies, restaurants, non-profits, universities, museums, municipalities, festivals, gyms, startups and so on with clients that include Harley Davidson, General Electric, Vodafone, London School of Economics and many more. She has been a full-time freelancer since 2018.
Experience
Aslihan Pehlivanli
Graphic designer
Your teacher

Portfolio

Of Aslihan Pehlivanli
Landing page design for YUBO app
Branding and Menu design for Salty Vaults (wine & cheese bar)
Rebranding concept for Headstart
Branding for Talking Education
Study and earn
One of the main objectives of a graphic designer is to visualize the ideas and images of the customer. Advanced skills in Illustrator and Photoshop will give you the opportunity to develop bright logos, business cards, brand books, and other elements of identity. You can not only work from the office but also receive projects on freelance exchanges from any place in the world.
Be self-employed: check some rates for freelancers
Design one logo
Design ten logos
Design ten business cards
£150
1688
£33400
Vacancies are open in UK
Graphic designer earns first year
£500
£50
Victoria
Hills
CEO & Founder Inspire HR Solutions
Experience
Using her 20 years of expertise in HR, Victoria perfectly knows how to drive upgrades in the corporate world in effective ways. She is always on hand to offer insight and perspective to best practice and delighted to share her thoughts on how to increase the benefits of the professional skills.

The course is accredited
by HR experts

Using her 20 years of expertise in HR, Victoria perfectly knows how to drive upgrades in the corporate world in effective ways. She is always on hand to offer insight and perspective to best practice and delighted to share her thoughts on how to increase the benefits of the professional skills.
Experience
Victoria
Hills
CEO & Founder Inspire HR Solutions
The course is accredited
by HR experts

The webinar with Victoria Hills "How to update your CV and raise your income with your new skills"
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Key competences:

Selection of compositional solutions and colour combinations

Creating a visual brand concept

Development of a corporate identity

Creating identity elements

Design of the brand book

Formation of the brief and technical task
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Course schedule
Dates
7 - 8 : 30 p.m
5 weeks
Timing
Days
Duration
Form
24.06.21
Tues, Thurs
Virtual training with recording
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Why can you choose to study with the ICS?
The International Career School (ICS) is an international network of training centres operating across 5 countries and 58 cities. Since 2010, over 70,000 students have trained with us. We offer 234 courses in the fields of beauty, digital marketing, business, design, media, and IT development. Each course is the distillation of practical knowledge from more than 600 reputable practitioners, each of whom has worked to create our programmes. Training takes place in two formats: online, as face2face webinar meetings with homework, and classrooms located in your city.
How do you deliver your course?
Courses for 4, 5 and 8 weeks are delivered online via the ICS eLearning platform and interactive Zoom sessions. Level 3-4 courses have a blended model delivery: it means you will have in-class sessions for practical modules and online sessions for the theory.
Once you are enrolled on the programme, you can access lessons and study materials on the ICS eLearning platform. To login into your Zoom session, use the links available inside the lesson block.
During live sessions with a teacher, you will practise your new skills remotely. You can get feedback about your home assignments during and between lessons.
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