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4 Classes (4 hours 10 minutes)

  • Materials

    Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

  • Final Product

    4 graphic design projects: a personal visual manifesto, a film poster, a poster inspired by someone

  • Level

    All Levels

1. Graphic Design for Self-Expression

Get familiar with the essential tools you need to create beautiful designs and expore the meaning behind your ideas. Great graphic design tells a story. Finding a story that matters to you will help people connect with your work. Inspiration is always a great place to start!

2. Learn How Posters Work

Now that you’ve explored your own motivation, learn what drives some of the world’s best graphic designers. Dive into the poster collection at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and learn the key fundamental design principles behind history's most famous and iconic posters. Then, design your own!

3. Explore Color and Form

Keep that focus on posters! Learn how to research for inspiration, experiment with designs, and use color and shape to quickly communicate a complex idea. Design another poster, this time celebrating someone you love or admire.

4. Design Logos That Last

Move beyond posters to another iconic graphic design subject: logos. Learn the secrets to creating brand symbols that stand the test of time alongside world-renowned designer, Sagi Haviv.

Congratulations! You’re All Done.

You did it! You’ve completed the full Learning Path. We can’t wait to see where these skills take you next.