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Graphic Design Beginner With Adobe Illustrator

Are you looking to make yourself more marketable and build sought-after skills while expressing your creativity? This course from Red & Yellow will set you apart with both theoretical knowledge and hands-on application using Adobe software. With it, you’ll find yourself with a marketable and practical skill-set that’s in demand across industries.

Include in the Course: a FREE Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud Licence and an e-book so that you can easily master the software.

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Free Adobe Illustrator licence worth R721 included, accessible throughout your course

Free Adobe Creative Cloud licence worth R721 included, accessible throughout your course

Red & Yellow design courses are made to future-proof your career

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

Pivot Your Career

Studying this course will equip you with the skills to make a career move into graphic & digital design

Learn From The Best

Our lecturers nurture our students, resulting in them winning awards for their creative work.

Get Creative Again

This course is ideal for people who want to imbue their careers with more of their own unique creative viewpoint.

Gainful Employment

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow certificate, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Get a certificate that will give you a competitive edge.

Our 14-week course delves into all the fundamentals you’ll need to be a graphic designer. Learn about all aspects of design; historical, theoretical and practical. You’ll master the basics with a foundational understanding of the elements and principles of design, colour theory and typography, learn how to create a corporate identity, design logos, ads and images for social media. You’ll also be well on your way to having your own creative portfolio.

What you’ll learn:

  • The basics of graphic design principles and applications

  • How to pick the perfect font and other elements and principles of design, colour theory and typography

  • Apply the knowledge you’ve learned with Adobe Illustrator by designing a range of layouts

  • How to create digitally designed images for social media

  • A historical understanding of graphic design, stylisc movements and the famous designers that made an impact

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Course curriculum:

Module 01

Graphic Design history

Module 02

Design Process & Ideation

Module 03

Colour theory

Module 04

The principles and elements of design

Module 05

Type and layout
(2 weeks)

Module 06

Logo Design and Corporate Identity – (2 weeks)

Module 07

Design for Social Media
(2 weeks)

Meet the course designer

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Chantelle Arpesella

Graphic Design Tutor

Chantelle is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of teaching graphic design, art direction, visual communication and more. Under her supervision her design students have won multiple awards from Gold, Silver and Bronze Loeries, to GoldPack packaging Golds as well as Sappi Ideas that Matter awards.

Whether it’s teaching face to face or online, her passion for design and problem solving creates an inspiring environment for learners. Chantelle’s biggest strength is time management and her strong work ethic.

Carmen Schaefer

Head of Academics

Carmen began her career as a graphic designer in the fast-paced world of advertising. Since then she has been lucky enough to have been involved in the education of South Africa’s most talented young creatives for the past 20 years. She currently leads the academic team at Red & Yellow and is committed to growing Red & Yellow into the most creative business school in the world. She also authors the annual employability report.

I was looking to enhance my creativity because I’m an artist by profession and I wanted to do more than just Desktop publishing. Throughout the course, I got more than I expected, and now I’m very confident in the work that I produce. I enjoyed the course, it made me think outside the box and trust my concepts before presenting to a client. Interpreting a brief is now a breeze, all thanks to Red & Yellow for offering such a clear course on an online platform. You guys are awesome!!
Khuty Black KhakiKhuty Ngqayimambana, Desktop Publisher at Black Khaki
Over the course of my career, I have always used Red & Yellow as a first filterfor advertising and marketing related hires, looking at the institution’s graduates first. Why? Because they always the ones who had business and commercial understand over the above the advertising and creative side.
Grant Webster - Grant Webster, former heavy-hitter at Makro, Takealot, Look n Listen, Toy Kingdom, WeFixGrant Webster, former heavy-hier at Makro, Takealot, Lookn Listen, Tony Kingdom, WeFix