Web Graphics Design and Production

Looking to become a web graphic designer or expand your knowledge in this ever-growing field? This course will enable you to harness graphic design tools and software, and to create layouts, from concept to final execution, for desktop and mobile web applications.

Certification:
Digital Skills Academy
Course Starts:
April 30, 2018
Course Ends:
June 8, 2018
Registration Closes:
April 23, 2018
Duration:
6 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
8 hours
Delivery Mode:
Online
Category:
Digital Design
Single Payment:
Total fees
Two Instalments:
On purchase
After 5 weeks
Total fees

Course Introduction

The course addresses Web Graphics Design and Production by providing participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design, edit and publish graphics, images and texts. You will learn how to devise layouts for the web and gain hands-on techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. The course will also cover ideation techniques to help you generate ideas and articulate your design decisions to your peers.

Through Digital Skills Academy’s experiential learning approach, you’ll have an opportunity to apply and embed your new skills whilst on the course.

How Will This Course Help To Advance Your Career

The field of Web Graphics Design and Production is extremely fast-paced, so alignment with the most up-to-date industry trends is critical to success. This course is for participants looking to gain the latest skills required to capture, manipulate, evaluate and publish Web Graphics Design in a professional and creative manner. It will enable you to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge base and so stand out in a dynamic and specialist field.

On completion of this course, you will have covered:

  • Ideation techniques – mind maps and mood boards
  • Design theory – typography, colour theory etc.
  • How to use Adobe Photoshop to create and edit bitmap graphics
  • How to use Adobe Illustrator to create and edit vector graphics
  • How to articulate your design decisions
  • How to enhance photo images
  • Understanding effective visual design
  • Intermediate Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Knowledge of current design trends

On completion of this course, you will have created the following assets:

  • Creating a social media campaign collateral
  • Redesigning a website

Essential Requirements

  • An awareness of the latest visual design trends
  • Experience in creating digital design work or design experience in a non-digital environment.

As part of our application process, you will also take a simple, online suitability assessment for your chosen course. Based on your answers, this will confirm that you have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

8 hours (comprising a weekly average of 4 taught hours plus 4 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work)

You will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and give you work-based experience of applying your new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework. To complete this course successfully you will have to complete specific assessments covering digital collateral and branding. You will also redesign a site and take weekly quizzes.

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Learn Through Work-Based Experience

You’ll be working on assignments and projects, including the development of your own web service, that present work-based strategic business challenges and demanding customer requirements.

Build A Compelling Portfolio

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or perhaps preparing for your next career move, you’ll complete the course with a cutting-edge portfolio to help you reach your career aspirations.

Reinforce The Learning

Our Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions enable you to tap into the knowledge of our lecturers in real-time and support your development of invaluable group-working skills.

Learn From The Experts

All Digital Skills Academy lecturers blend academic excellence with professional experience. Their knowledge and skills have been applied and stress-tested over many years in the real world.

Enjoy The Learning Experience

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. You’ll be able to access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Peer Learning

You’ll be part of an online international community of fellow working professionals. You’ll benefit from the advice, support, insights and experiences shared by your peers from across the globe.

Who Our Participants Work For
Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

What Our Participants Say About Digital Skills Academy Programmes

“From a skills point of view, I was relatively up-to-date with how fast technology changes, but the course helped me focus on the core skills and tech that I needed to fit into a company like IBM Design, which designs enterprise software on a global scale.” - Patrick Joseph Whelahan, Digital Skills Academy Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator?

While there are other, very capable graphic editing applications, the Adobe applications are cross-platform (Windows and OSX). Furthermore, there are still very much the industry standard and proficiency in them is still assumed by prospective employers.

All the step by step activities are based around Photoshop and Illustrator and all assignment deliverables are requested in these file formats.

Which version of Adobe applications should I use?

It's recommended that participants use the latest version of the applications.

What is the purpose of the Rationale Document?

The Rationale Document is an opportunity for participants to explain the design decisions taken. Participants provide insights regarding their design process, concept development, design evolutions etc.

It's a designer's role to make the case for design decisions to stakeholders within organisations/teams or to a client. In that role a designer must articulate why choices were made and avenues pursued without resorting to personal preference. Designers must argue about typeface or colour selections as being aligned with user needs or customer expectations.

Participants may amend the template provided or come up with their own but what is expected in the Rationale Document is insight into decisions made and information on the progression of the design from concept to final execution.

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