Introduction to Graphic Design
Graphic design is a complex art. To become a graphic designer, you need to master many different skills and tools. This course covers the concepts and software that every designer needs to know and explains how they fit into a typical graphic design workflow. Instructor Tony Harmer introduces the creative process, including high-level concepts like layout, typography, and colour. Then it's your chance to get hands-on, using Photoshop to creatively adjust, repair, and retouch the kinds of images used in graphic design projects. Tony then shows how to use Illustrator to build a custom logo and introduces important vector-drawing techniques. Lastly, he visits InDesign for an overview of the document layout and print preparation processes. By the end of the course, you'll have a better grasp of what graphic designers do and what you'll need to learn next. It's a great jumping off point for any graphic design career.
Subjects: Design | Page Layout | Typography Skill level: Beginner Duration: 4hrs 12m Release date: 27/02/2018
Building an Online Portfolio
Successful creative professionals know that great gigs start with a great portfolio. An online portfolio site can market your services to clients around the world. It helps explain your vision and your process, and showcase examples of your best work. In this course, SCAD professor Jason Fox shows how to build an expertly curated portfolio that reveals who you are as a designer and the value you can offer clients. He explains how to set your mission, establish your narrative, and tell your story. A strong emphasis is placed on selecting a diverse range of work. Jason also shows how to demonstrate your collaborative skills. By the end of the course, you will understand how to build out a portfolio that best represents your artistic brand.
Subjects: Design Projects | Design Skill level: Beginner Duration: 52m 7s Release date: 29/01/2018
LinkedIn for Designers
Learn how to use LinkedIn to grow your design business. With over 500 million members, LinkedIn is a powerful platform for designers, allowing them to post credentials, showcase work, and make a powerful first impression. John Luu, a designer and art director, shows you how to set up a great LinkedIn profile, build a network of connections, and enhance your profile with samples of your work, links to portfolios, slides, video, and more. Plus, learn how to expand your network and promote your brand by writing articles for LinkedIn, and discover how to find leads on ProFinder, the new LinkedIn service that connects freelance professionals with clients.
Subjects: Design | Design Business Skill level: Beginner Duration: 56m 46s Release date: 22/01/2018
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