Introduction to Design Fundamentals

Introduction to Design Fundamentals will teach you the essential principles and elements of good design

Why Should I Take This Class?

Understanding design fundamentals classesLearning to use professional graphics software such as Photoshop is only the beginning of what you need to know to successfully create an effective graphic design project.  It’s vital to know how to use the technical capabilities of these programs but a good designer also needs to learn how to use solid design fundamentals such as color, space, and symmetry to capture the desired audience and get your message across effectively.

Introduction to Design Fundamentals is an orientation to digital design with emphasis on the history and the basic principles of digital design using key computer graphics tools. Learning the vernacular, knowledge and skills to execute a creative vision is critical to a project’s success, especially for roles ranging from project managers to production designers.

This course will teach you how to use analog and digital tools to apply design elements to a composition using solid design principles. You will explore examples of good and bad design, and learn to critique designs with industry standard terminology in order to develop your eye for effective design.

Upon completion of our Design Fundamentals training, you will be able to apply critical design techniques to any design project. All of our Design Fundamentals classes include: a professional textbook, one month of technical support, and one year for a free re-take*.

Introduction to Design Fundamentals is taught in a live format.  You will work in real-time with a live instructor and get your questions answered immediately.

What Can I Create After This Class?

When you complete Design Fundamentals training, you will be able to:

  • Learn to effectively receive and deliver critique
  • Improve a design’s ability to communicate visually to its audience
  • Use analog and digital tools to apply design elements to a composition using solid design principles
    …and more!
*Attended students only. Some restrictions may apply.

How Do I Get Started?

Click the Design Fundamentals class title below to view schedule and begin registration online or call our office at 970-980-8091. Customized individual or group training sessions are available.