Graphic designers create visual concepts that inspire, inform, and transform. Use industry-leading tools to build innovative design projects and discover the skills needed to become an in-demand visual thinker and communicator.
Build a solid foundation in the elements of design: typography, color, and layout.
Explore the design process to visualize compelling ideas.
Practice with hands on exercises in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Learn about graphic design and how it is used to convey ideas and concepts, and to enhance experiences. Discover the impact it has on the success of individuals and businesses.
2m 49s • COURSE
Graphic Design Careers: First Steps with Cara St. Hilaire
Want to become a graphic designer? Discover the most crucial skills, tools, and techniques for graphic designers today, and where to find training to kick-start your career.
20m 51s • COURSE
Introduction to Graphic Design with Tony Harmer
Learn the concepts and software skills that you need to become a graphic designer. Learn about image editing, logo design, and layout in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
4h 12m • COURSE
Graphic Design Foundations: Layout and Composition with Sean Adams
Learn how to create stronger, clearer, more attention-grabbing designs by understanding the how, why, and when of layout and composition.
1h 35m • COURSE
Graphic Design Foundations: Typography with Ina Saltz
Explore good typographic practices. Learn how to select and use type to add impact, how type is measured, and how factors like spacing and alignment affect your design.
2h 23m • COURSE
Color for Design and Art with Jim Krause
Learn about the practical application of color theory: how to create color palettes, manipulate colors in Adobe tools like Photoshop and Illustrator, fix color problems, and more.
1h 45m • COURSE
InDesign 2020 Essential Training with David Blatner
Learn the essentials of Adobe InDesign. Discover how to use the 2020 version of the world's premier page layout application.
5h 4m • COURSE
Photoshop 2020 Essential Training: The Basics with Julieanne Kost
Learn the core features of Photoshop 2020 for photography and design. Find out how to improve color and tone, master layers, masking, and selections, add text, retouch, and more.
6h 18m • COURSE
Illustrator 2020 Essential Training with Tony Harmer
Learn the essentials of Adobe Illustrator. Find out how to use the 2020 version of Illustrator to create amazing artwork—from minimalistic logos to full-blown illustrations.
5h 41m • COURSE
Creative Collaboration with Denise Jacobs
Learn how to leverage the collective wisdom of your team. Learn fresh approaches to creative collaboration that help you create better together.
1h 25m • COURSE
Color Trends with Nicte Cuevas
Embrace the power of the universal language: color. Learn how to use the 2020 Pantone color of the year—Classic Blue—and other color trends in your designs.
20m 7s • COURSE
You'll learn graphic design with these experts
Founder of design firm AdamsMorioka, Sean Adams teaches at Art Center and designs for clients such as Adobe.
Sean Adams is a fulltime faculty member at Art Center College of Design. He was a founding partner of the noted firm, AdamsMorioka. He is the current national president of AIGA, and the only two-term AIGA national president in the organization's 100-year history. Adams has served on the AIGA national board three times, and was AIGA Los Angeles president.
In 2014, Adams was awarded the AIGA Medal, the highest honor in the profession. He is an AIGA Fellow, and Fellow of the International Design Conference at Aspen. Adams is an author of multiple magazine columns and several bestselling books. He has been cited as one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally in the ID40, and one of the top ten most influential designers working today by GDUSA.
His blog, burningsettlerscabin, is regularly listed one of the ten best design blogs in the United States. Adams is an onscreen author with courses on design, branding, and design history for lynda.com. Adams' clients have included the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Adobe, Gap, The Metropolitan Opera, Frank Gehry Associates, Richard Meier Associates, Nickelodeon, USC, Sundance, and Disney.
Cara St.Hilaire is a content manager of graphic design and photography at LinkedIn Learning.
Cara is a publishing professional with experience acquiring, managing, and creating all manner of content. Her key skills—which she leverages in her current role at LinkedIn Learning—include creating and nurturing symbiotic partnerships with the very best instructors, managing lots of inspiring projects, and building the bright future of graphic design and photography courses. Prior to LinkedIn Learning, she worked in content roles at companies like Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Photo.net, and Skillsoft.
Aside from publishing content she's proud of, Cara is passionate about gardening, environmental initiatives, painting, and photography.
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.
Ina Saltz is an art director, writer, photographer, and professor emeritus at The City College of New York.
Her areas of expertise are typography and editorial publication design. She has written over fifty articles on design and typography, contributed to five books by Steven Heller, and authored fifteen essays for Phaidon's Archive of Graphic Design.
Ina served as the Design Director at Time Magazine (International Editions), Worth Magazine, Golf Magazine and others. She was one of the first art directors to work on a computer at Time Inc's Teletext Project. Ina frequently lectures on topics related to magazine design and typography and has chaired, co-chaired, and judged numerous design and typography competitions. She is a two term board member of the Type Directors Club.
Ina is the author of the Body Type series of books on typographic tattoos, as well as Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working With Type. She is a co-author of Typography Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History and Practice of Typography, named one of the best eleven reference books of 2012 across all subject matter by the American Library Association.
Ina lives in New York City with her husband. She has no pets or tattoos, but she does have favorite typefaces (Requiem, Bickham Script, and Franklin Gothic No. 2) and favorite characters (&, Q, Z, and R).
A designer, photographer, illustrator, and writer, Jim Krause's clients include Microsoft and Kodak.
Jim Krause lives in northwest Washington state and has worked as a designer, a photographer, an illustrator, and a writer (all four in a single day, surprisingly often) since the 1980s. Over the years, Jim has done jobs for a wide range of clients, large and small, including Microsoft, Kodak, Seattle Public Schools, Levi Strauss, and Washington Apples. In 1999, Jim began authoring books aimed at designers, photographers, and other creative professionals. Jim has since written 17 books, including Color Index, Idea Index, Design Basics Index, and other titles in his popular Index series. Several of Jim's books have been translated into multiple languages and all have a worldwide following. When he's not working, Jim can usually be found riding a bicycle or a motorcycle, hiking, drinking coffee, reading, taking pictures, or doing an art project of some kind.
Co-host of CreativeProWeek.com and InDesignSecrets.com, David Blatner is an in-demand speaker and author.
David Blatner is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Real World InDesign, Real World Photoshop, and Spectrums: Our Mind-Boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity. Co-founder of InDesign Magazine and co-publisher of CreativePro.com, David has spoken at conferences and workshops around North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Africa. You can find more about David at www.63p.com.
Julieanne Kost is a principal evangelist at Adobe Systems.
Julieanne is responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard digital imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating and educational training sessions, sharing original techniques and tutorials worldwide—via live events, Adobe.com, her own website and blogs.adobe.com/jkost. She is also the author of Window Seat – The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking, an accomplished photographer and fine artist, and creator and host of the popular Photoshop CC Essential Training and The Art of Photoshop Compositing courses for lynda.com.
Kost is well known for her unique approach to instruction, infusing practical tips and tricks with an equal amount of humor and creativity that keeps audiences entertained and engaged. She often serves as a guest lecturer at distinguished photography schools and leading educational institutions around the world. She has created and published more than a thousand instructional videos for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. For her outstanding service and contributions to the photographic industry, she received the Gerhard Bakker award from the Professional Photographers of America and was granted the title of Honorary Educational Associate from the American Society of Photographers.
Kost holds an AA in fine art photography and a BS in psychology.
Denise Jacobs a speaker, author, and creativity evangelist who unlocks creativity in people and workplaces.
As the cofounder and CEO of The Creative Dose, Denise focuses on increasing employee productivity and engagement through evangelizing leading-edge techniques for busting through creative blocks in order help individuals to unblock their creativity, ignite innovation, cultivate collaboration, and develop leadership skills..
Through speaking, writing, training, and consulting, Denise helps companies to create real-world results where individuals and teams work better, produce more, and skyrocket their company's success. Learn more at denisejacobs.com.
Nicte Cuevas is a designer and brand strategist with over 15 years of experience.Nicte currently works as the principal at Nicte Creative Design, an award-winning graphic design and branding firm. At her firm, Nicte works to empower her clients through strategic design and branding, fulfilling her own mission to use design as a catalyst for positive change. She has applied this when working with Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Spark, and Twitter Business; a Purina partnership (with Dogs on Deployment); Girl Scouts of the USA; and the Houston Zoo.Being a military spouse only further supports her value system, which is to make the best of every moment and do everything with the intention of being a catalyst for the positive. These values infuse her work, motivating her to provide individual, personalized attention to each of her clients while delivering high-value results.Nicte's excellence in communication, design, and marketing have been recognized by multiple national and international awards, including a coveted feature in the Graphic Design USA People to Watch list. Nicte holds a BFA in graphic communications from the University of Houston.