Are there web sites that have a design you really admire? Do you wish you could create attractive and effective designs? Are you "design-challenged" and need to know the basics of creating good-looking web sites, mobile apps or other digital media?
You may never be a world famous designer, but you can design attractive, effective and high-quality digital media by understanding the foundations of design. If you're a one-person shop and have to create interfaces even though you are trained as a developer. this course is for you! If you're approaching design for the first time and need to be able to apply your new design skills quickly, you need to take this course.
In this exciting series of lectures and activities, expert designer Joseph Caserto will start with the foundations including line, shape, space, color and texture and apply the design foundations to every day digital work. You'll learn to create beautiful typography, learn to understand your audience, create effective layouts and examine motion, sound and interactivity.
With over 30 interesting video lectures, multiple lab exercises, and fascinating insight from your instructor, you'll be creating designs that everyone will be talking about.
I’m Joseph Caserto, a design professional, educator, and consultant. I have nearly 20 years of experience, as a publication art director and designer, and worked on the staffs of several national magazines before starting my own business. Since then, I’ve worked with many publications, including BusinessWeek, Marie Claire, PC, TV Guide, and Vibe. My most recent projects include helping to produce several issues of the iPad edition of Fortune, and consulting on the launch of Parents for iOS (Apple iPad) and Android (Samsung Galaxy).
It's important to make sure your app, website, or interface runs well and looks good! This course walks you through the basics of design as you learn principles that will make your app look attractive and keep your users engaged, allowing you to skip the trial and error of experimenting. Your users will thank you!
Here's what some of our students are saying:
"As a coder you tend not to think about Design fundamentals but by doing so you are putting your site at a disadvantage. Mr. Caserto does a great job of relaying Design Theory through examples coders can relate to."
- Tate Crowell