About The Google Free Online Graphic Design Course for Africans
Graphic Design is all around us! Words and pictures—the building blocks of graphic design—are the elements that carry the majority of the content in both the digital world and the printed world. As graphic design becomes more visible and prevalent in our lives, graphic design as a practice becomes more important in our culture.
Through visual examples, this course will teach you the key principles of gracphic design such as image making, typography, composition, working with colour and shapes and all other foundational skills common in the areas of graphic design practice. I don’t just want you to watch a video of someone talking about design, I want you to MAKE design! If you want to be a designer you have to be a maker and a communicator, so this course will offer you lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty with exercises and with more practical projects.
At the end of this course you will have gotten a firm knowledge on how to explore and investigate visual representation through a range of image-making techniques; understand basic principles of working with shape, color and pattern; been exposed to the language and skills of typography; and understand and have applied the principles of composition and visual contrast. If you complete the course, along with its optional (but highly recommended) briefs, you will have a core set of graphic design skills that you can apply to your own projects, or to more deeply investigate a specialized area of graphic design.
N.B To succeed in this course you will need access to a computer. You can complete this course without one but it will be tougher. Access to, and a beginner’s level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will help you, especially if you want to complete the optional briefs.
Candidates who take part in the Google Free Online Graphic Design Course will learn the following skills:
- Implement the fundamentals of color: visual, rhythm, and pattern in design
- Use scale, weight, direction, texture, and space in a composition
- Typeset text and experiment with letter forms
- Create your own series of images using different image-making techniques
To get started click on the register bottun below.
Course Registration Deadline: 8th March, 2021.