Graphic Design

Course Facts

  • 1 day course
  • Our Trainers are Authorised Professionals
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
  • Unlimited support after your course
  • Courses at all levels: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced and Masterclasses

Course Outline

  • Design Brief Typography
  • Composition
  • Branding
  • Imagery
  • Typography

We can tailor this course to you

If you have specific requirements, talk to us about customising this course to meet your exact needs.

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Team Training and Bespoke Sessions

Booking a private training session allows you to focus on your exact needs on dates that work best for you or your team.

  • Sessions can be run online or in person, on your site or at our London training centre.
  • We manage training for many of the UK’s largest companies, taking care of all the admin, working with you to ensure the perfect course.
  • Our expert trainers will first understand your requirements and then tailor each session to your exact specification.
  • We offer a free consultation service to work out every detail of your course.

Prices for bespoke sessions with our expert trainers start at £525 + VAT.


This course is aimed at those with no graphic design training who would like to understand the terminology and basic principles of attractive design, before attending one of our software application training courses.

Topics covered include Design brief typography, Composition, Branding, Imagery, Typography, Colour theory and Resources and further learning.

Course Outline

Design Brief Typography

  • Understanding the design process
  • How to communicate what you have created
  • Creativity and context - what you actually need to know to push great work out into the world
  • Improving your visual skills and exploring different ways of seeing


  • What it means to have a well composed piece of work
  • Design principles
  • Form and space
  • Figure and Ground
  • Apply simple Gestalt psychology to design
  • Symmetry and asymmetry
  • Layout principles


  • Brand guidelines
  • Understanding the difference between logos and logotypes
  • How to use brand guidelines to create inspiring work


  • When to use illustration or photography
  • Visual storytelling
  • Where to buy images from
  • Some basic facts about copyright


  • Font families and how they work
  • Basics of font makeup (serif/non serif and styles of font)
  • Which fonts pair well together and which fonts to avoid
  • Where and how to buy fonts
  • Crucial tips on how to use typography in your work
  • Optimum text point sizes for different viewing platforms

Colour Theory

  • Choosing colours that work well together
  • Understanding the difference between screen and print colours
  • Why colour is important
  • How to restrict a colour palette

Resources and Further Learning

  • Useful websites
  • Podcasts
  • Further reading

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Why Transmedia?

Unlimited Training Support

We offer unlimited training support after your course.

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Customised training and software solutions based on your exact specification.

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Join our authorised training courses live online from anywhere in the world.

Authorised Training Professionals

Our experts are accredited by Adobe, Apple and Claris and bring years of experience and real-world expertise.

Courses Live Online

Join our virtual classrooms to learn from the comfort of your own space in real time from our accredited training experts.


Classroom Training

Join us at one of our Authorised Training Centres for a traditional classroom-based experience.

We have everything ready for you to have the best training experience.


Private Courses

One-to-one tuition or a private group training with just you or your colleagues.

We can train you live online, at one of our centres or onsite, wherever you are located.


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