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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?

Due to Covid-19, all courses
are online in real time with
a real instructor.

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
Training Toronto - Money Back Guarantee
Most classes are guaranteed to run. Training is available on your choice of Mac or PC.

Design Essentials
2 Days | 14 hours | $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:
  • May 30-31
  • Jul 27-28
  • Sep 28-29
  • Nov 24-25
  • Preferred date
    Students Name

The instructor was very helpful, and took the time to answer our questions thoroughly. With this course you get a lot of information packed into two days, but it was helpful. The discussion with other students was fantastic too. Rebecca T.

Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy

Plans change, and we can accommodate all reasonable requests. Sometimes there are hard costs
involved but we’ll work with you to reduce or avoid them altogether. Please direct all cancellation
and rescheduling emails to


» Cancellations made more than 5 days before a course date qualify for a full refund minus a $25 administration fee per student.

» Cancellations made less than 5 days before a course do not qualify for a refund but the class may be rescheduled.

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


» There is no charge for rescheduling when you inform us at least 3 days before the course.

» An administration fee of $50 per person is charged when rescheduling 2 days or less before a course.

» Student substitutions are free. If you cannot take a course maybe your colleague can. Just let us know.

» It is rare that classes do not run as scheduled but we do reserve the right to reschedule previously confirmed classes.