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Learn Visual Design

Visual design organizes elements into a cohesive whole and supports usability. Learn basic visual design principles to build more aesthetic digital products.

2,041 learners enrolled
  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    1 hour
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

As a designer, one of the most important skills is understanding how to use the various tools and concepts of visual design thoughtfully. By studying Visual Design elements and principles, color, and typography, you will learn to create effective and engaging digital experiences for your users.

Skills you'll gain

  • Implement Visual Design principles to design effective digital experiences

  • Utilize color as a critical visual design element

  • Account for accessibility, readability, and scannability in your designs

Syllabus

3 lessons • 3 projects • 3 quizzes

The platform

Hands-on learning

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Meet the creator of the course
Melanie Williams
Product Instructional Designer at Codecademy
Melanie is a Product Instructional Designer at Codecademy. Melanie has a background in biomedical science, previously conducting research at the National Institutes of Health and Mount Sinai's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. After completing the Full-Stack Web Development Fellowship at Pursuit in New York City, she went on to work in software engineering and tech education before joining Codecademy.

Reviews from learners

  • The progress I have made since starting to use codecademy is immense! I can study for short periods or long periods at my own convenience - mostly late in the evenings.
    Chris
    Codecademy Learner @ USA
  • I felt like I learned months in a week. I love how Codecademy uses learning by practice and gives great challenges to help the learner to understand a new concept and subject.
    Rodrigo
    Codecademy Learner @ UK
  • Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.
    John-Andrew
    Codecademy Learner @ USA

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Frequently asked questions about Visual Design

  • Visual design is a discipline that aims to develop a strategic aesthetic for digital products.

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  • Practice Projects

    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
  • Assessments

    Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.
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