Design Theory Blitz: Quickly Understand GREAT Design

Derrick & Jennah Mitchell, Digital Nomads & Online Teachers

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8 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Blitz intro

    • 2. Texture

    • 3. Continuity

    • 4. Typography

    • 5. Alignment

    • 6. Contrast

    • 7. Color

    • 8. Balance v2


About This Class

This course serves as a bird's-eye-view of Design Theory, including industry standards for alignment, contrast, and color in print and web design. Universities and colleges spend entire semesters teaching this single topic, and the goal of this course is NOT to condense every design theory out there into a quick course - that would be impossible.

The goal of this quick course IS, however, to provide students with a solid baseline so that they can begin designing with confidence, and so that they have the tools and resources necessary to continue learning the theories and principles of graphic design on into the future. 

At its core, graphic design is an art form, and art is always evolving. Design rules are often made to be broken, but a broad understanding of what actually makes a design pleasing to the eye is key to developing relevant, eye-catching, and on-trend design pieces. 

What Students Are Saying About This Course:

  • It was very very good. The resources were awesome. - Nikhil G.

  • I had just used Papyrus within minutes of starting the course. :) I went back and changed it to a free Google font, and it actually suits what I was doing so much better. Instant payoff. - Justin Gramm

  • I started this course with little experience and thankfully I have learnt a lot throughout this course. - Jimmy Clark

I look forward to guiding you through this course, and to giving you the tools necessary to continue learning design principles as your skills grow.