Duration: 2 weeks
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This class generally starts the second Monday of every month and continues for 2 weeks.
So you know how to use Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop. But do you really know what to do with it? Why don’t your designs look as good as the great work you see online? What’s missing? And for that matter, how do you even come up with an idea? Learn the principles of good design in this two-week course, and your work will thank you for it. Expect to work hard and stretch yourself in this course.
Students have their own online galleries to upload homework. The instructor will leave comments on the homework weekly. Critique is not limited to the specific homework assignments, and students are encouraged to share anything they are working on to receive feedback and help. Students also receive a PDF of the slides used in this class to reference long after class is finished!
The Nicole’s Classes application is a downloadable program you install on your computer. (The link to download will be provided the day the class starts.) Learning is divided into 2 weeks and within those weeks you can learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. There are no set class times, though homework is due every Sunday night for instructor feedback. Students also have unlimited email access to the instructor for the duration of their course, to ask questions or get help when they’re stuck. Our classes are flexible and fit into most any schedule and we happily welcome international students!
There are no prerequisites for this class, although students should have experience in a program used for design such as Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop. Homework assignments will need to be completed using a program of the student’s choosing.
Alma Loveland, along with her husband, owns an art and design company, Ollibird, and is known for her clean, cheerful graphic design. She primarily uses Illustrator and InDesign and designs mobile apps, and products and identities for a variety of companies. Get a sense of her teaching style by watching a few of her free tutorials and reading a few blog posts here at Nicole’s Classes! Feel free to drop her a line if you have any questions about taking this course!