Time to completeApprox. 6 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
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
Syllabus3 lessons • 3 projects • 3 quizzes
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Projects in this course
Visual Design Fundamentals: Upward SpiralAnalyze visual design principles in sample websites. Apply these principles to create an effective visual design for a fictional band’s website.
Color: Upward SpiralUse color tools to build palettes and color schemes. Apply these schemes to create an effective design for a fictional band’s website in Figma.
Typography: Upward SpiralMake decisions about typography for a band website and document them in a style guide. Working with mid-fidelity wireframes, choose typefaces, style different types of copy, create a basic type style guide, and save type styles in Figma.
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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.