Do you illustrate or layout documents, websites, or slide shows? Do you find it hard to make charts, tables, and diagrams look good? If you’re a manager, writer, programmer, or business professional who needs to produce clean, simple graphics in your everyday work, then this course is for you!
Graphic Design is a 6-week online graphic design course. The course is designed to give people with no formal graphic design training an introduction to the world of graphics. In this course, you’ll learn a simple process for creating graphics by completing three design projects.
- In the first project, you’ll learn how to use size, shape, color, and typography. You’ll also learn how to apply the concepts of contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity to make your graphics look good.
- In the second project, you’ll create a page layout using text, charts, graphs, and simple drawings.
- In the last project, you’ll produce another layout using text, diagrams, procedures, icons, and screen captures.
- No formal training in graphic design required
- Microsoft PowerPoint or other graphics application
About the Instructor
The instructor will guide you throughout the course by providing one-to-one mentoring. During the course, the instructor will answer your questions by email, provide you with feedback on your assignments, and lead optional audio teleconference sessions to discuss the materials and assignments.
Doug Talbott has over 20 years of experience in human factors design, design management and graphic design and course design. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and has designed and taught courses for Honeywell, Nortel Networks, OTI and Carleton University in the areas of human factors design, visual design and computer science.