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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Graphic Design by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the 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

May 13, 2020

I think that the discussions would be more useful if students had detailed instructions on how to create the images in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint and then take a screenshot to make a jpeg image.

Apr 10, 2020

I loved it its not on photoshop or any application but on the practicality on how to use everything is any design related work or medium\n\ngot to learn on maybe new minute things I used to ignore

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By Sandeep K

Jul 11, 2020

This course is made for one who has no idea about design. The content is made for one who has just traveled from the 1900s to 2020.

The course does not teach any Photoshop tools rather it focuses on basic theoretical knowledge. But still, Kudos to the hard work of lecturer and that's the reason I am rating 3 stars.

By Xenia P S

Sep 27, 2019

This is a useful course for beginners but way too easy for more experienced amateurs/self-taught designers. However, the instructors gives very useful tips and presented the basics needed to become a good designer.

By Andrei Z

Jun 14, 2021

N​ot very deep theory (I was expecting more), but a lot of practice which is good. Some students do not pos their work so it is hard to see another design solutions and receive feedback on time.

By Supantha R

Jul 19, 2020

This course is only about giving information.Though those information are very necessary but there must be some videos where we could have learned working.


Sep 29, 2020

Nice course but some more element should be added

By Indula K K

Oct 22, 2020

common graphic design knowledge needed


May 14, 2020

Too much theoritical

By Ricardo M B

Mar 8, 2019

Just enough.

By Gianluca C

Oct 9, 2018


By L K

May 28, 2018

This course is not particularly helpful unless you have a firm grip on adobe or other programs. Creating through power point is difficult. It should be for those who already have experience creating graphics.

By Anant S S

May 30, 2020