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Graphic design - The Quick Guide

A quick guide for basic knowledge of graphic design.
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What Will I Learn?
In this course, you will learn the basic concepts of graphic design.
In about 40 minutes of training, you will be able to build a solid base of knowledge that will help you to improve the quality of your work, or significantly improve your learning curve in your further studies.
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  • Just 40 minutes of your time!

Hi there!

My name is Frank, from Ideaquirk!

I would like to tell you something about my experience as a graphic designer. My passion for this job started when I was still a child. I just loved to draw, sketch and communicate my ideas this way, so as soon as I had my first computer I started studying really hard the most famous design softwares. After few years, despite the fact that I was mastering these tools, I could see that my works were always missing something and I so I was getting frustrated: how comes that, even though I am studying so hard, I'm not improving the quality of my works? The answer was that I forgot about something really important! The basic rules of graphic design!

Design, first of all, is all about communication and psychology! Fortunately for designers, there are solid rules that you can learn and afterwards, use them in order to communicate your idea in a more effective way! Of course, you have to study them!

So, how comes that many designers still avoid to acknowledge them? Simply because getting your hands on the paper (or on the keyboard) is much more fun! however, this without a basic idea will turn into frustration very much soon! It can be avoided. With this I can help you.

I produced this quick course for people who can't wait to start producing their own artworks. I summarized all the most important concepts of design in a 40 minutes. I couldn't be more concise!

Learning these basic concepts, will help you to have better results in your works immediately. They will also be a solid base for your further studies!

If you are like me, and you like to learn while having fun, this course is just made for you!


Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 37:42
The basic elements of graphic design
6 Lectures 20:31

The Colors - part 2

The Typography
Let's learn how to put the elements together!
5 Lectures 17:11
Balance and White Space

Proximity and Unity


Consistency and Repetition

About the Instructor
4.3 Average rating
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1,309 Students
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Designer at Ideaquirk

I've been working as graphic designer for more than ten years. I love to explore all fields of digital communication and that's why I studied motion graphics, sound design and game design as well. I'm a positive person and I think that good ideas will change the world.

I'm passionate about digital art in all its aspects (graphical, sound and interactive). My path began about ten years ago when I started to draw my first covers for CD and posters for musical events. Driven by the evolution of technology and the media, I began to work on video material, dealing with the post-production and the editing of music videos. At the same time I was studying Sound Design at the music academy of Como (Italy), developing my strong interest in the soundtrack and Visual Music.

After I have finished my studies, I decided that graphic design would have been my next step to build my career. So, I started my activity as freelance graphic designer. This choice brought me a lot of satisfaction, and made me know Ideaquirk staff, an amazing group of young people with brilliant ideas.

My experience goes from logo creation, to brochure and website restyling.

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