Who is this class for?
Great for co-founders, developers, designers, illustrators, or anyone eager to learn!
What will we learn?
10+ Button Styles Various Container Styles Avatar Styles UX Interactions and Rollovers
Putting it all together:
960 Grid Pairing Photography with Copy Using client's color scheme to communicate the brand
About the class
We all know beautiful sites are a dime a dozen these days, and hideous sites are even more frequent. Do you add great sites to your bookmark collection, pinterest board, or gimmebar frequently? Maybe you peruse Siteinspire and gush over the latest and greatest in web design. The most beautiful sites are always easy to use, clean and refreshing. Their effortless appearance makes you say, “I could design something like that, right?”. Wrong.
Just kidding, you’re right! With a few simple photoshop tips and tricks, you can learn how to make beautiful buttons and containers, stunning avatars and pair attractive colors to make the user say “Oh my!”. During the course, you’ll learn all of those things and more! Together, we’ll put together photography, illustrations, icons, typography, and good feelings to make something usability-tastic! Your task is to design a one-page site for a fictitious startup. You will be given a logo and a rough outline of copy and content (just as a client would send). It’s up to you to take your shiny new buttons, photoshop techniques, and “can-do attitude” to make something slammin!
** This is a design only course. No development will be taught!
Very basic understanding of Photoshop and a minor understanding of Illustrator. If you have no knowledge of either, be brave, just dive right in!
I am the owner and designer at Ghostly Ferns, a web design, branding and illustration studio based in New York City. I specialize in branding and UI design for early-stage startups and small businesses. I have personally worked with 60+ companies to establish a visual representation for their product and message.
I founded Ghostly Ferns to spread the message of personable, clean design. I work solely with clients that are passionate and energetic about their product. As a former writer for Apartment Therapy and current blogger at The Allergic, I come from a blogging background and enjoy educating readers about various topics relating to design. I have taught numerous beginners web and UI design one-on-one and small class courses. I try to keep these educational experiences fun. After all, smiles are better than yawns... right?
Mon, May 20th, 2013