Graphic Designer | Certificate

Whether you planned a career in graphic design or have inherited the job of designing print based communication for your organization, this program will give you the foundational skills to work in this fun and fast-paced industry. Build a foundation in design theory and software that will help you to create brochures, posters, newsletters, and work in other key areas of print design. Courses cover topics that take you from the “whys” of design and best practices to hands on “hows” of getting it done. Intermixed in all courses are the communication and interview skills that are necessary to work with the needs of your organization to hit their visual goals. As a graphic designer, you mix business savvy and technical skills in a very artistic way.

Software used in the program will be the Adobe CS6 creative suite with emphasis on InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat. The skills and knowledge you learn can be applied to any design software. Classes are listed in recommended order, but not required. (The only requirement is the Capstone Project must be taken after successfully completing all other classes.)

The certificate has eight classes.

Courses in Certificate Hours
InDesign CC Level 1 14
Illustrator CC Level 1 14
Web Design Principles 16
Photoshop CC 14
Design Principles 101 14
Designing Publications 14
User-Centered Design and Usability 101 14
Graphic Design Capstone Project 14

Training Address

1500 Jefferson St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
MS: 41464

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