A course in basic graphic design principles and typography

written and designed by Christine

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About this course: an introduction

Part I. The elements of design

• What is the main purpose of design?
• Form and Balance
• Creating Contrast

Part II. Content: Words & Pictures

• Establishing communication goals
• Creative solutions to communications problems
• Visual elements

Part III. Typography

• Words are communication
• The Elements of Type
• A Brief History of Type
• Choosing Appropriate Type
• Tools for emphasis, contrast and legibility

Part IV. Putting it All Together

• Planning a cohesive design
• Thumbnails
• Designing to a Format
• Grids and design systems
• Developing judgment

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