Course Code: GES516
Learn how to communicate effectively with a current or prospective client. Understand your needs and questions to ask before embarking on a new project, including what is the client trying to promote and who is the target audience?
Begin learning the basics of design. This section of the course will cover how to effectively create a logo, submit proofs, and collaborate with a client. Next, understand design, layout, and color fundamentals. Learn how to define the project’s style and tone, create an effective layout, and how to choose the right colors.
Explore the role of type in graphic design. Begin to be able to identify font characters and choose the right font for headings and body text. Lastly, you’ll work with creating and placing blocks of text.
Dive into the world of Photoshop. Build a foundation of knowledge regarding opening photos, resizing and cropping images, using retouching tools, creating a composite image, and adjusting tone, color, and contrast.
Put your new skills to use by creating design campaigns for different mediums, including brochures, print advertising, web marketing, and email advertising.
Complete the course by creating a complete marketing package. As the class concludes, you’ll learn about production methods, website options, and how to create camera-ready art for print.
Laurie Ulrich Fuller has been practicing for more than 20 years. She received an education in the arts, and has been a professional graphic designer in many professional areas. She started her own company in 1992 to provide design, marketing, training, and technical documentation services to companies all over the world. Laurie is the author of several titles on Photoshop, InDesign, and general graphic design topics. These titles include The Photoshop CS3 Bible and How to Do Everything Adobe InDesign CS4. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. She was an adjunct faculty member at Temple University for more than 10 years, teaching everything from Microsoft Office to Adobe Photoshop to Web Design.
Randy Rolen has been a professional Graphic Designer for 32 years. After working as the Senior Graphic Designer in high tech companies for many years, he started his own design firm in 1993, and began to specialize in web based design, including websites and banner advertising. He has also been teaching online since 2002.
Yes, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
|This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given nine (9) months to complete this program.|
ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment. Software is not included in this program. You must either have Photoshop CS6 or Creative Cloud installed before enrolling.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
Like most things, practice makes perfect. You’ll have the basic design skills and Photoshop abilities to take on most graphic design projects, but it’s recommended that you do some pro-bono (no-charge, for needy organizations, family businesses, etc.) work before you put yourself out there as an experienced designer. Build your portfolio based on what you learn in this class and apply your experience to a few jobs before you making an official leap as a Professional Graphic Designer.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.