Course Description

DIPLOMA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN & THE ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE

Graphic design is all about visually communicating an idea, thought, message or meaning. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and/or words to convey these ideas.

Graphic design is visual problem solving, your aim is to create something that is pleasing to the eye, and gets the attention of the viewer. But it's not always about making things look cool! It has to work! What's the point of having a great looking restaurant menu if you can't find the drinks list or what the prices are?! Or a fantastic looking website but can't find the contact details or tell what button is for what purpose.

Graphic design is a very exciting area, you are often working with cutting edge technology, using your creativity and also having fun while doing it. If you can pay attention to detail, are patient, creative, and like solving problems, then you are well on your way. So all that scribbling and doodling in school might finally pay off!

This course will provide you with the necessary real world applicable skills and knowledge to enhance and promote you or your potential client's brand, ideas or message.

The course teaches everyone—from complete beginners to those with some experience—how to master Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. These skills are essential for those who want to become a graphic designer. It requires students to master projects in order to receive recognized certificates.

Kimberly Ann

Kimberly Howard

Kimberly Ann has over ten years of experience as a graphic designer, art director, creative director, and illustrator including: as a Self-employed designer/illustrator since 2005, creative director for FAITH Company in Addison, TX, brand manager of G-Town Entertainment in Irving, TX, and owner of Trust Me Cosmetics, an online cosmetics line. She has designed for celebrities such as Kevin Gates, chefs from Hell's Kitchen, Cupid from the hit song and dance Cupid's Shuffle, and many more. Kimberly is also the owner of Trust Me Cosmetics. Trust Me Cosmetics began in 2013 shortly after, Kimberly's godmother passed from pancreatic cancer. This cosmetic line is to honor the life of Pearlie Mae Clark. She taught Kimberly to always strive to work her best and to look good while doing it. Her favorite saying was “Trust me!”Unlike the normal brands, Trust Me Cosmetics has extremely daring colors of lipsticks, liquid matte lipstick, and lip-glosses for women of all ages and complexions. We have a luxurious line of products such as lipstick, lipgloss, eyeshadows, bronzers, makeup brushes, and much more. Not only do we have a line for the women, but also an exclusive line for young teens and girls, called Lip Bomb by Kim’ora Adri’on.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    o Intro to the Course & Graphic Design Principles

    • Intro to Course

    • KAD Academy Week 1 Welcome

    • Your Passion

  • 2

    o Creating Image Composites

    • Week 2

    • Composite Image