Graphic Design

Design Fundamentals

  • Typography and typesetting
    Selecting the right type is paramount—whether it’s a clean sans serif typefaces like Helvetica or a hand-drawn script. Typography gives character and plays an emotive role in every design.
  • Grids
    Grids are the underlying structure of a design layout. They allow the designer to create consistency and organise elements.
  • Colour theory
    For graphic designers, creating and applying a relevant colour scheme is a major part of answering the brief.
    Think about the power of brand colours (e.g. Facebook’s blue, Cadbury’s purple, Coke’s red) and how certain colour combinations instantly communicate a particular mood or feeling.

What makes a good graphic designer?

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Technology
  • Creativity

Salary Guide

Further Education