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Graphic Design, University of Colorado Boulder

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About this Course

Welcome to Graphic Design, the second course in the Effective Communications Specialization. Over 70 different companies have provided this specialization to their employees as a resource for internal professional development. Why? Because employers know that effective visual communication is the key to attracting an audience, building a relationship, and closing the sale. This practical course gives you the tools to create professional looking Powerpoints, reports, resumes, and presentations.. Using a set of best practices refined through years of experience, you’ll: • make your work look fresh and inspired. • apply simple design “tricks” to begin any project with confidence and professionalism. • receive and respond to criticism and revise your project from good to great. "This course is fantastic. It teaches a great amount of starter graphic design information but it is broken down into easily understood videos and quizzes. The quality was top notch and the interaction was as good as you would get in a brick and mortar school. I did not feel like I was missing anything by taking it online." - a recent Graphic Design student All of the course assignments can be completed with basic presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Apple Keynote. You’ll also have opportunities to explore and apply more sophisticated tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign....

Top reviews


Oct 23, 2016

i will definitely recommend this course not only to those interested in graphic design but also to those who have to make simple power point presentations. you will find the tips very useful!


Jan 16, 2018

There were a lot of design elements thought were irrelevant, now i know better. This course made graphic design limitless. It also show me how to do more and appreciate everything visible

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128 Reviews

By Fatima Abidi

Nov 17, 2018

Amazing course with enough information imparted on us. Great knowledge

By Sathiyamurthi Govindasamy

Nov 07, 2018


By Nazari Jawid Akram

Oct 29, 2018

efficient and effective


Oct 26, 2018

Good inspiration on Graphic Design basic concept

By Juhi Mohan

Oct 24, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed taking this course and learnt a lot. The kind of things which we can do on powerpoint truly amazed me

By Juan Guo

Oct 23, 2018


By Emmanuel Cué Serrano

Oct 23, 2018

Very good course!

By joseph bassey

Oct 21, 2018

Very effective and inspiring

By DanielleEagleeye

Oct 21, 2018

Learned a lot of good pointers

By Jian Ping Zhang

Oct 21, 2018

Good training for graphic design