Introduction to Sustainable Graphic Design

A course by Núria Vila Punzano
Creative Director and Graphic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2016
, Creative Director and Graphic Designer

Learn to go further than simple aesthetics and reduce the environmental impact of your projects

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (155)
  • 2277 students

Learn to go further than simple aesthetics and reduce the environmental impact of your projects

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (155)
  • 2277 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 56m)
  • 27 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Did you know that approximately seventy percent of a design project’s environmental impact is decided during its initial phase? Caring for your design while you care for the planet is possible. Discover how to carry out your work with more sustainable methods by taking inspiration from nature and going a step beyond aesthetics.

In this course, you’ll learn the key elements of sustainable design to help create projects that are better for the planet. Together with Núria Vila, creative director and graphic designer, learn about different environmental criteria and discover the impact each one has in order to minimize the ecological footprint of your projects.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Introduction to sustainable design
  • U3
    U3. Action
  • U4
    U4. Tips and final analysis
  • FP
    FP Final project
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According to Núria Vila, life is a cluster of decisions that determines who you are. So, start the course by discovering how Núria came to realize who she really is and what influenced her to start designing in a more sustainable and conscious way.

Continue to contextualize and better understand some key concepts like sustainability, eco-design, and circular economy. To do so, analyze the consequences of climate change and learn about how we can meet our design needs while minimizing our ecological footprint.

Now comes the action step. Learn how to apply sustainability concepts in your design: from your first contact with the brief, to your choice of materials and formats. You should also take into account the life cycle of a product, always facilitating the options of recycling, reusing, and repairing it before being thrown away.

Next, lay the foundation for everything you have learned. Begin by assessing the improvements you’ve achieved. Then, discover the importance of being able to communicate them effectively. Finally, Núria gives some advice on best practices so you can apply them to your next project.

What is this course's project?

Redesign a recent project that you’ve made or are currently working on. Apply your new knowledge to reduce its ecological footprint.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who has notions of graphic design and would like to go a step beyond aesthetics to create projects with a reduced environmental impact.

Requirements and materials

To take this course you need basic notions of design and a commitment to taking better care of the planet.

Regarding the materials, you need the same tools that you used to create the project that you will be redesigning.


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Núria Vila Punzano

A course by Núria Vila Punzano

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Creative Director and Graphic Designer

From her residence in Barcelona, creative director and graphic designer Núria Vila designs with the desire to apply common sense and sustainability criteria in each of her projects. Her work encompasses corporate identity, visual and editorial communication, and packaging. It was in 2009 when she teamed up with the Gallecs Consortium to find better ways of designing projects that care for the planet and minimize environmental impact.

Currently, she works for different types of clients, from cultural entities like the Rural Life Museum, to public administrations like the Barcelona Provincial Council. She has collaborated with large clients like the supermarket chain Ametller Origen, and smaller ones that allow her to experiment, such as the SlowMov cafeteria. In addition, she teaches several classes in different design schools.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • What will we do in the course?
    • Influences
  • U2

    Introduction to sustainable design

    • Circular economy
    • Ecodesign
    • Sustainability
  • U3


    • materials
    • Redesign
    • Final management
    • Use and consumption
    • Production technique and finishes
    • Formats
    • Concept
    • Initial analysis
    • Charge
  • U4

    Tips and final analysis

    • Good practice tips
    • How to communicate
    • Assessment of environmental improvements
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Sustainable Graphic Design

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Introduction to Sustainable Graphic Design. Design course by Núria Vila Punzano

Introduction to Sustainable Graphic Design

A course by Núria Vila Punzano
Creative Director and Graphic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (155)
  • 2277 students