Visual Design Bootcamp (Santa Monica)

Upcoming in Los Angeles

9

Saturday, 9 February
Los Angeles

Los Angeles campuses

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)
360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles CA 90012

Past Locations for this Class

Visual Design Bootcamp (Santa Monica)

Los Angeles

Upcoming in Los Angeles

9

Saturday, 9 February
Los Angeles

Los Angeles campuses

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)
360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles CA 90012

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Are you a UX designer looking to expand your skill set? Maybe you are someone with no design experience but interested in visual design as a potential career? Want to make your company newsletter look less terrible?

This bootcamp is for anyone who wants to understand how to make beautiful and (most importantly) effective digital designs.

Visual design is more than simply being able to make something look “nice.” Good designers understand how to use the principles of design and human visual perception to communicate effectively with their target audience — to inspire them, encourage them to buy something, engage with a community, etc.

In the first part of this bootcamp, we’ll be learning the basic stages of the design process (research, ideation, wireframing, design) and design theory fundamentals (color, composition, and typography). Then, you’ll get to practice applying these new skills through in-class activities, and have the opportunity to iterate on and improve your designs through critique.

The best place to park is in the structure off of Colorado and 2nd St. The first 90 minutes are free (269 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401).

The end of the Expo Line is the Downtown Santa Monica station, which is a 5-minute walk to campus.

The 733 bus also ends in Santa Monica directly in front of our building.

Takeaways

  • Understand the value of design and the design process
  • Be familiar with key stages of the visual design process from research to final mockup
  • Understand how to apply design fundamentals (composition, typography, color)
  • Experience with giving, receiving, and applying design feedback
  • Practice using industry software (Sketch)
  • Leave with in-class projects that showcase new skills

Prereqs & Preparation

None. Bring a laptop or something with which to take notes.

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