Design Theory: The basics of visual design

Learn about the elements and principles that create good visual design

Update June 2020: Added a 90+ page companion PDF and link to the helpful designer toolkit.

What you’ll learn

  • What design theory is and the relationship between art and design.
  • The basic elements of visual design.
  • Principles for good visual design (a necessity for graphic design, logo design, UI, UX, web, t-shirt design, print and more).

Course Content

  • Introduction.
  • Basic elements of Visual Design.
  • Basic principles of Visual Design.
  • Examples and Conclusion.

Design Theory: The basics of visual design

Requirements

  • There are no requirements, a suitable device to take the course is all that is needed..
Description

Update June 2020: Added a 90+ page companion PDF and link to the helpful designer toolkit.

In this course we will explore the principles of design theory, why it’s needed and how to apply it to your visual design projects as well as the difference between art and design.

You should take this course if you’re starting out in design, need a quick refresher or want a basic understanding of design theory. Also, taking this course will enable you to design confidently.

As a visual designer with more than 10 years experience (designing for companies both big and small) I’ve condensed the knowledge that has helped me in my career and present it simply and casually making design theory easy to grasp for beginners.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner visual/graphic designers looking to improve the quality of their work
  • Front-End Developers that need to understand design theory
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