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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TOP REVIEWS FROM BASIC ELEMENTS OF DESIGN: DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND SOFTWARE OVERVIEW
This course is great for beginners regarding design principles but if you're looking for more applications on design, you may need to check tutorials or other references.
This course helped me understand more about design. It really helped me. I love the idea of peer evaluation in this course. You must enroll in this course if you want to start a new skill! :)
The course is short, but I had learned a lot in designing. Knowing the basics of designing makes it much more easier to do than before. Thank you!
This has been a wonderful opportunity and journey, one of learning how to tap into innate skills of creativity, inspiration and penmanship.
About the Graphic Design Elements for Non-Designers Specialization
In this hands-on specialization, you will explore basic graphic design elements, color theory, images, publication design and techniques for creating effective layouts. You will also learn about typography, the creative process, the importance of brainstorming, and how to discuss and critique design in a professional setting. Page layout software and online sites will be used to incorporate and manipulate text, color, photographs and images.
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