University of Colorado Boulder
Graphic Design Elements for Non-Designers Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

Graphic Design Elements for Non-Designers Specialization

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Lori Poole

Instructor: Lori Poole

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What you'll learn

  • Appreciate the study of design layout and conceptual elements concerning design projects.

  • Analyze basic design concepts to apply in the professional setting, including typography, color theory, image selection, and layout best practices.

  • Design foundational creative projects, including business card, brochures, ads, websites and manuals.

  • Discover techniques for working and communicating with graphic designers and other creative professionals.

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Specialization - 4 course series

What you'll learn

  • Recognize ways to work with graphic designers and other creative professionals. 

  • Understand the history and design process of the graphic design profession.

  • Compare the concepts of balance, proximity, alignment, repetition, contrast and space.

  • Discover the use of white space to develop shape, form, and structure in graphic projects.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Print Design
Category: online design
Category: Color Theory
Category: Graphic Design
Category: textual elements

Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Image Formats

Course 212 hours4.7 (537 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Discriminate between CMYK, Pantone and RGB color options.

  • Categorize the various kind of image files and understand their usages.

  • Recognize the ideal (and less than ideal) combination of graphics and text in logo design.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Print Design
Category: online design
Category: Color Theory
Category: Graphic Design
Category: textual elements

Textual Elements of Design: Fonts, Typography, and Spacing

Course 312 hours4.7 (248 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Appreciate the history and future of typography as an artform.

  • Compare and contrast the similarities and nuances between the concepts of typography, fonts and text.

  • Work with the various aspects of spacing type, includingleading, kerning and tracking.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Print Design
Category: online design
Category: Color Theory
Category: Graphic Design
Category: textual elements

What you'll learn

  • Relate how to best work with graphic designers, printers and web designers.

  • Explore the printing elements of graphic design.

  • Examine the online elements of graphic design.

Instructor

Lori Poole
University of Colorado Boulder
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