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Graphic Design Training Calgary

Graphic Design Essentials

The basics of graphic design are not hard to learn, but you will save oodles of time by knowing them. Come and learn how to use the principles of hierarchy, scale, contrast, and white space. They will make your work stand out. You will also learn how to transform strategic ideas into engaging visual campaigns.

Where is it?

Training Calgary
Suite 1600
144 - 4 Avenue SW

What’s included

  • Free after-class support
  • Hands-on practice throughout
  • Course Certificate
  • Free retake policy

Why choose us?

  • Small class sizes
  • Top instructors
  • Better practice exercises
  • Free after-class support
  • Money Back guarantee
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Most classes are guaranteed to run. Training is available on your choice of Mac or PC.

Design Essentials
2 Days | 9am to 4pm | $799 PLUS TAX

Prerequisite: proficiency in either Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator

This two-day course is perfect for those who want to study the techniques that designers use to create newsletters, brochures, posters, and logos. You will learn how to transform strategic ideas into great visuals, to choose an appropriate typeface and colour palette, and to put all the elements together in a balanced, effective layout. The course includes hands-on exercises.

Think Like A Creative Pro

  • » understanding brands: why some work and others don't
  • » the design process
  • » the creative brief
  • » research: the competition, the target market, etc.
  • » brainstorming
  • » thinking outside the box
  • » techniques to broaden your creative thinking
  • » creating a mood board to refine your ideas
  • » creating a brand personality
  • » presenting your ideas effectively

The Designer's Toolbox (the building blocks of design)

  • » using InDesign, Illustrator, or Publisher
  • » typography fundamentals
  • » types of type: typefaces & personality
  • » alignment
  • » contrast
  • » white space
  • » hierarchy & composition
  • » the rule of thirds
  • » the grid system
  • » basic colour theory
  • » choosing colours
  • » choosing images
  • » putting it all together


  • Online:
  • Dec 30-31
  • Jan 27-28
  • Mar 25-26
  • Preferred date
    Students Name

"I loved the practice exercises and the fact that we could ask questions outside the box. We learned about typography and the printing process in addition to InDesign." Janice, Colliers

Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy


» All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be made in writing and emailed to

» Cancellations made more than 10 business days before the course begins qualify for a full refund less a $75 administration fee.

» Cancellations made less than 10 business days before the course begins are not eligible for a refund but classes may be rescheduled.

» Cancellations made within 48 hours of the start time are not eligible for a refund and may not be rescheduled.

» We are not able to offer refunds or rescheduling for no-shows or uncompleted courses.


» Rescheduling requests made 10 days before the course begins are free. Rescheduling that takes place less than 10 days before the course begins will incur a $75 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

» While we make every effort to deliver classes as scheduled, we reserve the right to reschedule previously confirmed classes for a variety of reasons including but not exclusively, the illness of the Trainer. In such cases, we will inform the Client as soon as possible of the new dates.