Graphic Design 101

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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Who this is for

I made this video for developers who know a little bit about graphic design but want to learn more. Maybe you can recognize a well designed poster or website when you see it, but you want to know WHY it's good. If you're not a developer you will enjoy it as well.

What this course covers

I cover 9 graphic design specialties in this course. Logos, packaging, posters, book covers, motion graphics, websites, annual reports, environmental graphics, and editorial design.

In each section I'll discuss WHY the work is good, the thinking that went into it, and any other anecdotes I may have about that field.

What you’ll achieve

When we’re done you’ll understand the process that goes into making great graphic design. You’ll be able to better communicate with the designers you work with. And you’ll have a good overview of 9 major specialties within graphic design.

What are the requirements?

  • None
  • Students should be interested in deepening their knowledge about what graphic design is. You should already be able to recognize good design when you see it, but now you want to know WHY it’s good.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn that good design is often concept driven
  • Understand why some design mediums need to communicate more quickly than others
  • Learn the thinking behind great graphic design and get a birds eye view of the entire field

What is the target audience?

  • People considering a career in design
  • People wanting to learn design on the side
  • People who already know the tools of design like Photoshop, but lack design skills

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start Here
Design Quiz
The Attention Rule
Book Covers
Environmental Graphics
Motion Graphics
Annual Reports

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Instructor Biography

Mason is a freelance graphic designer who has spent the past ten years working at such companies as TBWA/CHIAT/DAY, Deutsche, DNA Studio, Phenomenon, and many others. He specializes in interactive but he loves all aspects of design.

He's also interested in the ways people learn. He strives to make his material as clear and concise as possible.

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