Learn to Design a Letterhead - A Beginners Course

Learn how to design a letterhead from rough sketch through to setting your document up ready to go to print.
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (681 ratings)
35,448 students
Learn to Design a Letterhead - A Beginners Course
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (681 ratings)
35,451 students
By the end of the course you will be able to design a letterhead from sketch to sending it out for print

Requirements

  • Paper and pencil/pen plus full or trial version of Adobe Illustrator (with a basic knowledge of how to use it)
Description

In this free letterhead design course you will learn about:

  • Common positioning of letterhead elements
  • How to sketch out your letterhead ideas
  • How to add small details that add that extra something to your design
  • Some tricks of the graphic design trade
  • How to get your letterhead ready for print

You will also get a downloadable pdf with each section that you can keep and use for reference.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners wanting to learn how to design a letterhead
Course content
5 sections • 13 lectures • 44m total length
  • Common positioning of letterhead elements (video)
    02:03
  • Notes: Common positioning of letterhead elements (download pdf from EXTRAS)
    3 pages
  • Sketching out letterhead ideas (video)
    04:11
  • Notes: Sketching out letterhead ideas (download pdf from EXTRAS)
    3 pages
  • Size matters in letterhead design (video)
    01:40
  • Notes: Size matters in letterhead design (download pdf from EXTRAS)
    2 pages
  • Work up one of the simple letterhead ideas (video)
    07:58
  • Looking at the small details in a letterhead design (video)
    02:14
  • Working up a watermark effect letterhead design (video)
    06:37
  • A variety of letterhead designs (video)
    00:47
  • Notes: Alternative opensource layout programs (download pdf from EXTRAS)
    1 page
  • Exporting your letterhead for print (video)
    07:34
  • Notes: Getting your letterhead ready for print (download pdf from EXTRAS)
    2 pages

Instructor
Graphic Designer 20+ Years Industry Experience
Tara Roskell
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 1,507 Reviews
  • 45,467 Students
  • 3 Courses

I am a freelance graphic designer with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. This consists of working for 10 years full time for design agencies, to becoming director of a small design agency and then finally freelancing for the last 13 years.

My work consists of mainly design for print including  - logos/corporate identity, packaging design, brochures and posters and exhibition design. I have also blogged for several years on the subject of graphic design and more recently on idea generation and creativity.

I have created a course to go step by step through the process of logo design, which includes showing a briefing taking place on Skype through to how to generate ideas to the final logo. It also includes advice on quoting for design.