In this hands-on graphic design specialization, you will explore basic graphic design elements, color theory, images, publication design, and techniques for creating effective layouts. You will also learn about typography, the creative process, the importance of brainstorming, and how to discuss and critique design in a professional setting.

By completing this specialization, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the study of design layout and conceptual elements concerning design projects
  • Analyze basic design concepts to apply in the professional setting, including typography, color theory, image selection, and layout best practices
  • Design foundational creative projects, including business card, brochures, ads, websites, and manuals
  • Discover techniques for working and communicating with graphic designers and other creative professionals


  • Basic Elements of Design: Design Principles and Design Software
  • Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Image Formats
  • Textual Elements of Design: Fonts, Typography, and Spacing
  • Print and Digital Elements of Design: Branding and User Experience

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