august, 2020

10aug9:00 am5:00 pmGraphic Design Certificate Program


Event Details

Program Description
Through a combination of lectures, hands-on learning, and guided practice time, you will develop a graphic designer’s sense of problem solving while building projects towards a personal “body of work”. By creating a variety of projects, you’ll gain an understanding of how to effectively implement professional design tools, how to creatively solve problems, and what solutions are most appropriate for successful design. Each day you’ll learn the most often-used tools and workflows while working on designs you can use in the future.

Program Goals
During this course you will:
Identify the common themes and tools in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects.
Explore core digital design principles, processes and best practices.
Learn basic typography, design and graphic illustration skills.
Prepare graphic elements and layout for web, print and motion (video).
Animate simple graphics.
Design pieces such as an animated logo, business card, Web portfolio layout comps and a graphic resume.

Day #1: Graphic Design Basics and Theory
Main software used: Illustrator, Photoshop
Other software used: InDesign, Acrobat
Main Project: Simple personal persona designs

Day #2: Graphic Design Compositional Theories and Typography Basics
Main software used: Illustrator
Other software used: InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Color, Google Fonts
Main Projects: Personal Logo Design and Personal Business Card Design

Day #3: Graphic Design Image Compositing, Design Media Differences and Web Basics
Main software used: Photoshop
Other software used: Illustrator, Google Fonts, Type Kit
Main Project: Personal website user interface landing page mock-up

Day #4: Graphic Design Motion Graphics Basics, Video Basics
Main software used: After Effects
Other software used: Illustrator, Photoshop
Main Project: Personal Logo Motion Graphic

Day #5: Graphic Design Page Layout Basics, Typographic Style, Type Setting and Printing Process Basics
Main software used: InDesign
Other software used: Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Google Fonts, Typeset, Adobe Color
Main Project: Personal Brand Journal (similar to portfolio with biography/resume)

*This class is being offered remotely via Zoom*
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BDA Members: $1149.00
Non-Members: $1249.00

Monday August 10, 2020
Tuesday August 11, 2020
Wednesday August 12, 2020
Thursday August 13, 2020
& Friday August 14, 2020 / 9am – 5pm daily

For more information and to register, please visit:


(Monday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Boulder Digital ArtsFor nearly 14 years, BDA has been a community-powered resource organization for people who create things! Whether you work in video, web development, photography, design, technology or marketing, we seek to empower your creative process with events, education, membership, community, collaboration, and resources. Our innovative training is in high-demand topics ranging from web development to photography to social media marketing. We focus on amazing in-person classes that have been carefully crafted for the modern world to be accessible and practical. Many classes are one day or one evening so they fit perfectly into the lives of busy people who don't have the time for traditional educational programs. All our classes are taught by industry professionals who teach cutting-edge tools and techniques with an emphasis on practical skills. In addition, our optional membership program allows you to join a unique community of over 600 peers and provides you privileged access to all BDA has to offer.303.800.4647 2739, 1600 Range St #100, Boulder, CO 80301

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