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Visual Design Bootcamp: Bring Your Ideas to Life

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Brockett Horne

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this design class:

Are you visual thinker looking to understand more about the world of digital design? Have you been wanting to learn some of the fundamental programs and techniques that designers currently use to bring their ideas to life? The digital world is open for business, and this bootcamp will cover the essential aspects of visual design, leaving you with a deeper understanding of how effective designs are actually created, from research to final mockup. Good "design" is larger than any single platform, app or website. In this class, you'll come away with knowledge on how to creative beautiful, stand-out work that can live anywhere across the content spectrum, and drive results. Working through a series of guided demos, you'll:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop, and InDesign, go-to tools for print and digital designers.
  • Touch on essential design principles including composition, color theory, and typography.
  • Explore the basic techniques and theory behind effective UX/UI design.
  • Learn the basic stages of the digital design process (research, moodboards, ideation and prototyping).
  • Learn to create powerful designs that can be applied to any form of content: magazines, websites, marketing materials, brochures and social media

Takeaways:

  • Familiarize yourself with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Describe the fundamentals of what good visual design is and how typography, color, grids and composition are used to create beautiful results on the page.
  • Survey today's digital design landscape and its career opportunities.
  • Leave with in-class projects that showcase new skills for designing in both print and digital formats.
  • Workshop attendees will receive a full recording of the entire session for their reference.

Prereqs & Preparation:

  • All levels welcome, but this class will be geared towards those with no previous experience in visual / graphic design.
  • Just come with a Mac laptop and a trial of Sketch downloaded and ready to go: https://www.sketchapp.com. (PCs unfortunately do not support Sketch at this time — if you’d like to attend this Bootcamp with a PC and have some familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, please let us know and we can work to accommodate you!)
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection
  • Pre-work and course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

The wellbeing of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring the Coronavirus situation very carefully and will be adjusting delivery of our programs.

Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form (one day) classes, workshops and bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.

Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and Slack messaging apps. Registration for this class will close 24 hours prior to class start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.


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For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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