Business professionals spend their days sharing information and must be able to do so quickly and memorably. In this learning path, you'll master visual communication (passing information via images, signs, posters, short films, and so on), the most effective way of communicating information.
Discover why good visual communication matters.
Master the basic principles of visual communication.
Visual Communication for Business: The Marketer's Secret Weapon with Amy Balliett
Visual communication is the modern marketer's secret weapon. Get tips for creating killer content that communicates your message in seconds flat.
49m 57s • COURSE
Data Visualization: Best Practices with Amy Balliett
Build data visualizations that are accurate and compelling. Learn to create charts and graphs that look great and stand up to analysis.
1h 15m • COURSE
Introduction to Graphic Design with Tony Harmer
Learn the concepts and software skills that you need to become a graphic designer. This introductory training covers image editing, logo design, and layout in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
4h 12m • COURSE
Learning Graphic Design: Layouts with John McWade
Learn graphic design, one concept at a time, with designer John McWade. Here John introduces the basic rules for achieving a balanced, professional, and attractive layout.
1h 2m • COURSE
The 33 Laws of Typography with Jill Butler
Discover how the 33 laws of typography can help you design documents that are beautiful and easy to understand.
2h 54m • COURSE
You'll learn visual communication skills with these experts.
Amy Balliett is the CEO and cofounder of Killer Infographics, an industry leader in visual communication.
She owned her first company, a candy store and ice cream parlor, at the age of 17. Following her move to Seattle, she built a successful career in SEO and marketing before cofounding Killer Infographics in 2010. In the five years since, the visual communication industry has evolved at an exponential pace with Killer Infographics at the helm. Balliett has made a name for herself as a leader in the industry and has shared what she's learned as both an instructor for the School of Visual Concepts and a presenter at AdobeMAX, the Seattle Interactive Conference, SXSW V2V, and more.
Killer Infographics has designed more than 4,000 infographics, motion graphics, and interactive graphics for over 300 clients around the globe, including Microsoft, Boeing, Adobe, Nikon, Starbucks, the National Endowment for the Arts, the United Nations, and more.
Tony Harmer is an educator and illustrator. He has 160+ certifications—including Adobe Creative Suite Master.
Tony Harmer has worked in the creative industry for over thirty years on a range of design, illustration, and web/screen projects. An Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor with more than 160 certifications and one of only a few to achieve status as a Creative Suite Master, Tony has delivered training all over the UK and Europe.
Tony has written frequently for Computer Arts magazine and is a guest author on a number of blogs, but more than anything, he still just loves to sit and draw.
John McWade is a designer and teacher who creates courses about graphic design as a staff author at LinkedIn.
In 1985, Mr. McWade created PageLab, the world's first desktop publishing studio, and in 1990 he founded Before & After magazine to teach graphic design to desktop publishers. Before & After is known for its simple beauty, clarity of instruction, and especially its emphasis on design not as decoration but an essential form of communication. Mr. McWade's formative background is in printing and publication design, with a specialty in typography. He has authored three books: Before & After Page Design, Graphics for Business, and How to Design Cool Stuff.
Jill Butler is founder and president of Stuff Creators Design, an interaction design consultancy. She has held teaching positions at the University of Houston, Lone Star College – Kingwood (formerly Kingwood Community College), and the Texas Printing Education Foundation, where she taught courses in graphic design and graphic technology. Jill is author of Universal Principles of Design, a best-selling design book translated into more than twenty languages, and has designed the covers, layouts, and typography for more than a hundred published novels and children's books. And for fun, Jill is owner of Monster PBJ, a Houston-based food truck serving gourmet peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches.