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Design Classes and Other Skills

Hands-on & in-person at our fully-equipped Seattle lab

Sometimes knowing the software is not enough. Often, there are complementary concepts and skills that we need to get our jobs done.

Electives are courses that augment or complete the topics covered in our main curriculum. These may be either advanced or introductory in skill level. Please read the course description before enrolling.

Class Skill Levels Explained:

Introductory: Appropriate for students completely new to professional Desktop Publishing and Web Design

Level 1: For students new to the software or skill being taught, or with broad gaps in knowledge, but familiar with the concepts under discussion

Level 2: For students comfortable with the basics, but in need of deepened insight into more challenging features and/or application of them

Level 3: For students quite familiar with the subject, but in need of advanced skills and/or difficult features

$149 — Skill Level: Introductory — one–half day, 9:30am–12:30pm

A half-day class exploring the knowledge useful for learning InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Learn the terms and concepts needed to build publications, edit images, and create logos and other graphics. We'll discuss and briefly use each of these software applications as well as learn about color, file formats, resolution, and more. If you have experience with these ideas and know the role each program plays in a publishing workflow, feel free to skip this class.

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$325 — Skill Level: Introductory — one day, 9:30am–4:30pm

A discussion-driven class on design principles and fundamentals for those who would like a quick but solid overview of compositional rules and principles.

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$595 — Skill Level: 1 — two days, 9:30am–4:30pm

Learn to create websites of your own design without code.

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$325 — Skill Level: 2 — one day, 9:30am–4:30pm

Learn the specific steps to creating well-designed layouts. Our expert guidance will give you the confidence and skills to advance your design abilities. We'll cover concepting, the ins and outs of typographic choices, best practices for layout structure, making smart color choices, appropriate image selection, and how to utilize graphics for the greatest impact.

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$325 — Skill Level: 2 — one day, 9:30am–4:30pm

This hands-on class will teach you how to visually tell a story using Adobe Illustrator. Find out more impactful ways to convey your ideas graphically as you progress through structured exercises. We'll conceptualize, plan and create a set of infographics, working though some interrelated projects.

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$595 — Skill Level: Introductory — four days, 1:30pm–4:30pm

Learn photography and create great images without getting lost in the technology.

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Design Classes and Other Skills