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About the Course

Designing for an organization, while requiring technical skill, is not just about knowing how to use a pagination program such as InDesign or manipulate photos using Photoshop. A designer is a visual storyteller, a person who pairs words with images and typography to best convey information to an audience. Good design evokes emotion and presents the news of the day with clarity and the proper tone. A business card, brochure, or website that has good design provides content that is more inviting, more easily comprehensible and is faster to process. Design isn’t about “making it look pretty,” it’s also about content, layout and audience analysis....

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Aug 21, 2020

Thank you for making such a good online course. Designing is my hobby, I didn't know what's behind the good, simple and eye-catchy designs, but I know some of the basic principles know. Thanks.


Oct 18, 2020

It is really full of knowledge that they shared and lots of articles that contain relevant topics that help me to add my knowledge and wisdom about design. Thank you DOST! Thank you, Coursera!

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By Aman S

Jun 21, 2020

Crisp and useful. More than what I expected from this course. Enjoyed it.

Thank you!

By Teresa A L

Dec 24, 2020

Very comprehensive for a specialization. I hope my scholarship will be extended.

By Urvi D

May 22, 2020

This was a really good, understandable course. Very well explained. Thank you.

By Ashley W

Oct 26, 2020

I enjoyed this class. I learned a lot about the basics of design principles.

By Vidhi P

Jun 5, 2022

Very nice course for those who haven't any knowledge about graphic design.

By Sujahath S

Jan 12, 2021

This a very useful course for who hopes to get into graphic design field

By Danilyn B

Dec 5, 2020

I like that the instructor have visual examples while explaining things!

By Ara J B

Nov 25, 2020

The course is really fun and it allowed me to explore graphic designing.

By Harshini K

Aug 7, 2021

Love this course as it was so easy to understand and learn. Thank you!

By janet v

Nov 25, 2020

Wonderful course. Well modulated. The instructor is clear and concise.

By krinjal A

Jun 9, 2020

nice course for beginners , it gives the glance about graphic designer

By Priscila G R

Jun 24, 2020

Loved all the information! easy to get and the final project was cool

By Jade S

Sep 22, 2021

Intriguing and beneficial information about Graphic Design basics.

By Nicholas A

Aug 27, 2019

Great introduction to the basics for true beginning non-designers.

By Emmanuel O A

Dec 4, 2020

Taking this course has given me a solid foundation to build upon.

By Abdulrahman B

Oct 24, 2020

it's awesome to learn from this course, it helps a lot. thank you

By Alok K M

Oct 29, 2020

in present time,everybody should be know the graphics design

By Pradhusha C

Oct 12, 2020

It was really easy to understand and helpful to my academics.

By Kharen S

Nov 6, 2020

Very informative! Helps me build my foundation in designing.

By Muhammad R

Oct 4, 2021

It's really a great course to build fundamentals of design.

By Neha K

Aug 7, 2020

I learned so many different aspects about graphic designing


Apr 23, 2020

very apt course to get information about graphic designing

By Nath W

Sep 28, 2022

Adorei o curso, o conteúdo, a didática e a professora!!

By Martín E

Apr 19, 2022

Me gustó mucho el curso. Es completo y claro. Gracias!

By karola O

Nov 20, 2020

I loved this course, it explains clearly and simply.