Skill Level Beginner
- [Tony] Graphic design is everywhere you look. The cover and contents of any book or magazine, anything you watch on TV or at the movies, the packaging of your favorite foods and drinks, the designs on T-shirts, the interface of your phone and devices everywhere. Whether you yourself are an aspiring graphic designer or someone who will work with designers, you're going to need to learn about the processes, principles, terminology, and language involved in the industry and this is where you start. This course has been designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of graphic design, and there is no particular software requirement to work through the course. In fact, all you will mainly need would be paper, pencils, pens, and perhaps some other pretty basic stationary, and that's it. Beyond that, you'll be observing things around you wherever graphic design is used. So you shouldn't need to search too far, even from right where you are now watching this course. Of course, the vast majority of graphic design production work is done on computers. So if you're a budding graphic designer serious about getting into the industry, there are a small series of completely optional companion titles to this course that employ and build on the principles you'll learn here. Using the industry standard Adobe Creative Cloud design tools. There's a course for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD and Dimension. Some of those you could probably get by though in your own software of choice if you don't have access to the Adobe tool sets. My name it's Tony Harmer and my career spans almost four decades in the creative industry. I'm as in love with it today as much if not even more than when I started out, you're about to get a jumpstart that is based on my many years of experience. And I'm thrilled that you're here to begin your journey along with me. So let's get started and formally begin your introduction to graphic design.