Are you tired of only finding Photoshop tutorials and no tutorial on design theory? Maybe you have no idea how to actually begin your design career? What do you really need to know? You don't know how to use color or typography? I might just have the right solution for you!
From the same author that brought you the Udemy free course "Introduction to Graphic Design", finally a course that will go in-depth and explain all the theory you really need to know to get your design career up and going!
This course covers information on a university level, so get ready for a content-rich course!
And we won't just see theory! There is also the practical side of it: how do you apply all of this information in your design projects? All explained in one helpful and complete course!
What would cost you hundreds of dollars in tuition, you can easily learn in this course for a fraction of the price. Don't miss out on your own future as a graphic, web or product designer. Sign up and learn the basics now!
Just a quick description of what is in this course, so you know what to expect.
In this lecture, I just quickly overview what is design, the design elements and principles.
If you don't know yet what these are, I suggest you check out my other free course here on Udemy: "Introduction to Graphic Design" - it's quick and gives you an insight on what to expect during the next few lectures.
A quick introduction on what we'll see in the next few lectures in this section.
In this lecture, I'll base this model on the one proposed by Pahl e Breitz in their book "Engineering Design: A Systematic Approach".
The rational model is divided into the following steps:
In this lecture, we see each step individually.
Examples of briefs and further reading:
An alternative to the Rational Model, this one is based on empiricist philosophy and is much simple to understand; but it comes with a catch.
Link to the free eBook "How do you design? A Compendium of Models” by Hugh Dubberly:
Quick overview of the design elements we'll be learning in this section.
List of books and more info on learning more about colour:
Designer's Color Manual: The Complete Guide to Color Theory and Application - FRASER, Tom [paperback]
The Elements of Color: A Treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten Based on His Book the Art of Color - ITTEN, Johannes [paperback / digital]
Pantone Guide to Communicating with Color - EISMAN, Leatrice [paperback]
Color Psychology And Color Therapy: A Factual Study Of The Influence Of Color On Human Life - BIRREN, Faber [paperback]
Interaction of Color - ALBERS, Josef [paperback]
Useful links for this class:
A final exercise for you to apply your newly acquired knowledge.
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Sean Berg, also known as Canha, is a graphic and web designer with over 10 years experience. He is passionate about anything related to design and spends copious amounts of time hidden behind a book or a screen and reading about design.
Having worked with some major brazilian design companies, he also founded his own - xCake (read as "cheesecake" in portuguese) - in 2008, and is now one of the biggest companies dedicated to creating and developing custom WordPress themes in Brazil.
He is also responsible for curating one of the countries oldest and most popular blogs about design, creatively named Design Blog. Currently, he dedicates his time to giving lectures on Criativosfera, an online school that offers design courses for the Brazilian audience, his biggest project to date.
Sean is also the author to several eBooks, including "HTML5 in 15 Minutes", "How To Make Money With Design", "Learn Design: The Basics", "Learn Design: Intermediate" and "Learn Web Design: The Complete Course" (all in portuguese).