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, 6
Study face-to-face online
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
Study face-to-face online

Training duration

5
practical workshops
per week
week
course
2
1 ½ hours each
workshop
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You want to start a new career

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 liaise 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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Course programme

You will do
face-to-face virtual workshops
You will study online with a live teacher
with whom you can communicate and fully interact in real-time

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
face-to-face virtual workshops
You will study online with a live teacher
with whom you can communicate and fully interact in real-time
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Face2face
training with us

Recorded
courses
In class
courses
Timesaving on travel
Have access to recorded webinars
Increase your motivation level
Have the ability to ask personalized questions and get feedback
Compare course delivery methods
Face2face
training with us

Recorded
courses
In class
courses
Timesaving on travel
Have access to recorded webinars
Increase your motivation level
Have the ability to ask personalized questions and get feedback
Alex Nana Kwasi
Graphic designer
Experience
With a great passion and strong expertise in UI design and interactive media, Alex regularly works on creating new and engaging ways to teach and inspire younger generations to create through graphic and digital design.
Alex worked professionally as a Multimedia Designer, starting at a mobile games company and later becoming a Design Executive for BBC Worldwide. Alex has a strong passion for working on a youth development programs and recently launched a hackathon initiative in partnership with Chelsea Football Club Foundation and Hackney Learning Trust.
"Graphic Design is a wonderful intersection between user experience and modern-day technology."

Your teacher

With a great passion and strong expertise in UI design and interactive media, Alex regularly works on creating new and engaging ways to teach and inspire younger generations to create through graphic and digital design.
Alex worked professionally as a Multimedia Designer, starting at a mobile games company and later becoming a Design Executive for BBC Worldwide. Alex has a strong passion for working on a youth development programs and recently launched a hackathon initiative in partnership with Chelsea Football Club Foundation and Hackney Learning Trust.
Experience
Alex Nana Kwasi
Graphic designer
Your teacher

Portfolio

Of Alex Nana Kwasi
Social Fabric
Interior Design Company requiring a redesign and launch of a WordPress Website.
Always The Sun festival
A fully responsive microsite and ticket order system for fans and artists to engage and announce the latest news, in the build-up to the Always The Sun festival.
Lifestyle Photography and Social Media Design
Working on digital collateral for an emerging lifestyle brand called Parfait Courtier.
The Secret Life of Pets
Creating a bespoke range of interactive display media that was not only fun to engage with but represented the personality and character of The Secret Life of Pets.
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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Student reviews
I went to study for graphic design training courses from the ICS. I didn't regret my choice a bit, because here I got everything I wanted: the necessary knowledge from wonderful teachers, the guidance of professionals, invaluable experience and so much needed communication with creative talented people.
Nancy Sullivan
I went to digital design course, not counting on professional and in-depth knowledge of the subject. However, these courses gave me a complete education. A well-thought-out program and a powerful teaching staff provided knowledge in all areas of graphic design.
Deborah Olson
I have been doing design for some time, but this knowledge was not enough. And reading professional literature does not provide practical skills. I chose a graphic arts course from the ICS after a long time looking at many other educational institutions!!! And I never regretted my choice.
Dennis Cooper
The program training for beginners exceeded my expectations. I did not even expect that in such a short time you can learn graphic design so much. Everything we studied - everything came in handy, no unnecessary items. Many thanks to the teachers!
Ricky Cook
Student reviews
I went to study for graphic design training courses from the ICS. I didn't regret my choice a bit, because here I got everything I wanted: the necessary knowledge from wonderful teachers, the guidance of professionals, invaluable experience and so much needed communication with creative talented people.
Nancy Sullivan
Student reviews
I went to study for graphic design training courses from the ICS. I didn't regret my choice a bit, because here I got everything I wanted: the necessary knowledge from wonderful teachers, the guidance of professionals, invaluable experience and so much needed communication with creative talented people.
Nancy Sullivan
Student reviews
I have been doing design for some time, but this knowledge was not enough. And reading professional literature does not provide practical skills. I chose a graphic arts course from the ICS after a long time looking at many other educational institutions!!! And I never regretted my choice.
Dennis Cooper
Student reviews
I went to the digital design course, not counting on professional and in-depth knowledge of the subject. However, these courses gave me a complete education. A well-thought-out program and a powerful teaching staff provided knowledge in all areas of graphic design.
Deborah Olson
Student reviews
The program training for beginners exceeded my expectations. I did not even expect that in such a short time you can learn graphic design so much. Everything we studied - everything came in handy, no unnecessary items. Many thanks to the teachers!
Ricky Cook
Student reviews
Deborah Olson