Graphic Design 101 - An Overview of the Field

A survey course that explore nine graphic design specialties
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This is a survey course, I do not go into specifics about HOW the work is created, rather we'll explore WHY the work is good, the thinking that went into it, and any other anecdotes I may have about each field.

I cover nine graphic design specialties. They are: logos, packaging, posters, book covers, motion graphics, websites, annual reports, environmental graphics, and editorial design.

Enjoy!


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

Who 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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here
Design Quiz
00:26
The Attention Rule
01:59
Logos
05:37
Packaging
03:47
Posters
04:53
Book Covers
06:56
Environmental Graphics
03:49
Motion Graphics
11:14
Interactive
08:39
Annual Reports
03:02
Editorial
04:06
End
00:34

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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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