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Visual Design Bootcamp: Bring Your Ideas to Life | May 12

Brockett Horne Photo

Chair of Graphic Design, Maryland Institute College of Art

About This Workshop

*Are you visual thinker looking to understand more about the world of digital design? Have you been wanting to learn some of the fundamental programs and techniques that designers currently use to bring their ideas to life? *

The digital world is open for business, and this bootcamp will cover the essential aspects of visual design, leaving you with a deeper understanding of how effective designs are actually created, from research to final mockup. Good "design" is larger than any single platform, app or website. In this class, you'll come away with knowledge on how to creative beautiful, stand-out work that can live anywhere across the content spectrum, and drive results.

Working through a series of guided demos, you'll:

  • Learn the fundamentals of go-to tools for print and digital designers.

  • Touch on essential design principles including composition, color theory, and typography.

  • Explore the basic techniques and theory behind effective UX/UI design.

  • Learn the basic stages of the digital design process (research, moodboards, ideation and prototyping).

  • Learn to create powerful designs that can be applied to any form of content: magazines, websites, marketing materials, brochures and social media General Assembly’s classes, workshops & events are for recreational purposes and are not regulated by the bureau of proprietary school supervision.

If this class is recorded, students will be sent the recording link within 7 days after class completion by email. Students are encouraged to download and save any shared materials (worksheets, deck if applicable) during class for later reference as they are not be shared by email.


  • Familiarize yourself with today's go-to collaborative interface design tool, Figma.
  • Describe the fundamentals of what good visual design is and how typography, color, grids and composition are used to create beautiful results on the


  • Survey today's digital design landscape and its career opportunities.
  • Leave with in-class projects that showcase new skills for designing in both print and digital formats.


Participants will need to sign up for a Figma Account. It's free and you can signup here.

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.

  • This class will occur completely online using Zoom.

  • Class setup information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your class launches.

  • Each individual class participant must have purchased a ticket.

About the Instructor

Brockett Horne Photo

Chair of Graphic Design, Maryland Institute College of Art

Brockett Horne is a graphic designer who first learned of typography when examining billboards from the backseat of her parents station wagon along I-95 just outside of her hometown. She serves as chair of graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Her creative work is inspired by a desire to encourage the spectator to look intensely. She holds a B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design (with double thesae in art history and graphic design), and is an active member of the AIGA, SEGD, and CAA.

She is a past Rotary International Scholar, has been exhibited and honored with multiple design awards, and has work in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art. Her extensive client list as principal of eyedear studio includes: Baltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins University, Taproot Foundation, Polaris Project, and First Night/First Works. She holds pride in her extraordinary stamina for visiting museums.

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Visual Design Bootcamp: Bring Your Ideas to Life
Wednesday, 12 May, 2021
11 am – 6 pm EDT
Online (Online)
$ 250

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