Introduction to Graphic Design for non-designers

A course by Weronika Rafa , Designer and Creative Director

Designer and Creative Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined August 2022

Discover the art of design and create amazing posters using color and typography.

  • 96% positive reviews (27)
  • 1533 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Discover the art of design and create amazing posters using color and typography.

A course by Weronika Rafa

Welcome to this captivating online course led by the talented designer and creative director, Weronika Rafa. In this course, you'll delve into the world of graphic design for non-designers, gaining the tools and knowledge needed to create captivating images that stand out from the crowd. With Weronika as your guide, you'll explore the essential principles of graphic design, from composition and color to typography and branding.

In this inspiring journey, Weronika will share her passion for working with dualities, balancing seriousness with fun, and black with white, which adds a unique touch to her designs. You'll have the opportunity to learn from her experiences working with renowned brands like Google, Apple, Adobe, Meta, Adidas, and the University of the Arts London, gaining insights into the world of professional graphic design.

Throughout the course, you'll work on your creative skills and develop a deep understanding of how to turn your hobby into a fulfilling profession. Weronika's love for the exploration stage will encourage you to experiment, allowing for happy accidents that spark your creative process. By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to create captivating graphics and take your first steps in the graphic design industry.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 24 downloads

Briefing the Designer
5 minutes, 44 seconds
The Art and Business of Design
7 minutes, 31 seconds
The Design Process
19 minutes, 32 seconds
The Grid 1
19 minutes, 18 seconds
The Grid 2
11 minutes, 54 seconds
Exploration 1
18 minutes, 34 seconds
  • 96% positive reviews (27)
  • 1533 students
  • 20 lessons (4h 0m)
  • 24 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Your final project will be to create two captivating posters. With Weronika's guidance, you'll explore different elements such as composition, color, and typography to bring your posters to life. It's a fantastic opportunity to put your newfound skills to the test and showcase your creativity in a visually appealing way.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is perfect for anyone curious about making a career out of their creativity, even if they have no prior experience in graphic design. Whether you're an aspiring designer, a hobbyist looking to explore a new field, or a professional seeking to enhance your creative skills, this course will provide you with the fundamental tools and knowledge needed to start designing captivating graphics. Weronika's inclusive and informative approach makes this course accessible to learners of all backgrounds and interests.

Requirements and materials

To take full advantage of this course and follow Weronika's steps, you'll need access to Adobe Illustrator. As long as you have the software, an open mind, and a passion for exploring the world of graphic design, you're ready to embark on this inspiring journey.


Reviews

1533 Students
27 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Weronika Rafa

A course by Weronika Rafa

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Designer and Creative Director

Weronika Rafa is a highly accomplished designer and creative director with an impressive portfolio that includes collaborations with prestigious brands like Google, Apple, Adobe, Meta, Adidas, and the University of the Arts London. Her passion for graphic design was ignited by typography and art, leading her to master brand identity and digital projects.

As the founder of her own company, Weronika combines system thinking and visual storytelling to create stunning images that embrace the beauty of dualities. She finds joy in the exploration stage, allowing room for experimentation and unexpected discoveries while searching for the perfect concept.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Designing as a Profession

    • Briefing the Designer
    • The Art and Business of Design
    • The Design Process
  • U3

    Layout

    • A Brief History
    • The Grid 1
    • The Grid 2
    • Exploration 1
    • Exploration 2
    • Exploration 3
    • Composition Dos and Don'ts
  • U4

    Color

    • Color in a Brand World
    • Color in a Design System
    • Color Extensions
    • Dos and Don'ts of Color
  • U5

    Typography

    • The World of Typography
    • Typographic Personalities
    • Typesetting
    • Dos and Don'ts of Typography
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Graphic Design for non-designers

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
    Plus

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

If you're a Plus member, when you complete a course you've purchased, you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates.
Introduction to Graphic Design for non-designers. Design course by Weronika Rafa

Introduction to Graphic Design for non-designers

A course by Weronika Rafa
Designer and Creative Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined August 2022
  • 96% positive reviews (27)
  • 1533 students