Visual Design 101: Understanding Design Fundamentals | FREE Livestream | Online

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Attend the next event on Friday, 3 December.

About this workshop

Welcome to Free Fridays!

Our Free Friday Livestreams are here to give you a bite-sized sample of what you’ll learn in our Workshops, Part Time and Immersive courses.

Are you looking to understand visual design fundamentals to communicate your specific message to a targeted audience, but aren’t sure where to start? This Visual Design 101 Livestream is perfect for you!

In this free, two-hour livestream tutorial, we’ll cover the purpose of visual design, the theory behind design thinking, and how it relates to UX design. You'll learn some basic visual elements and design principles, including typography, colour, contrast, gestalt principles of perception, and more. You'll leave with an understanding of the UX fundamentals of visual design and design thinking, and the knowledge to go on and create work of your own.

Join us for Visual Design 101 to learn the basics, and gain the essential skills to create your own design collateral!

As an added bonus, a member of our Admissions Team will be joining this livestream to talk to you about the enrollment process for our Part Time and Immersive courses, and answer your questions regarding course pacing, payment options, career development, and more!

What will the livestream learning experience be like? - Ask questions and build your online network by interacting with fellow classmates and an expert instructor — all in real time via live chatbox and Q&A. - Complete optional classwork to give you a hands-on taste of the subject. - Learn new skills in the comfort of your own home, or on the go! All participants will be automatically muted with no video.

Takeaways

  • Understand the purpose of visual design and the value it brings to the overall user experience.
  • Gain a vocabulary for critiquing and communicating visual problems and solutions to the user interface.
  • Learn the background of key visual design elements and components.
  • Start to identify aspects that make certain design principles work (or not work).
  • Come away with an idea of how UX and design work in relation to a website or app.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Visual Design 101 is taken completely online, and requires a computer and a strong internet connection.
  • We will provide a link to the platform on the day of the class.

NOTE: Some domains block our automated emails, so If you don’t receive sign-in instructions within 1 hour of the livestream, please reach out to help@generalassemb.ly and we’ll send sign-in instructions right away!

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