Visual Design 101

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Event Category

Business & Technology

Event Overview

About This Class

Get creative with Adobe Photoshop.

Step into the world of visual design with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the tools and techniques you can use to bring websites, marketing materials, and more to life, and see how designers make their mark on the digital world. Working through a series of guided demos, you’ll:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop, a go-to tool for digital designers.

  • Touch on essential design principles including composition, color theory, and typography.

  • Survey today’s digital design landscape and its career opportunities.

  • Execute a creative brief using your new skills.

Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Enhance your professional skill set in our part-time Visual Design course. Or, learn more about the design world in our User Experience Design courses, on campus or online.


  • Familiarize yourself with Photoshop, a standard tool in digital design.

  • Describe the fundamentals of digital design

  • Apply select design fundamentals into a digital design (sign up screen).

  • Articulate the current design landscape, including careers and opportunities to learn more about the topic area.

Prereqs & Preparation

Students need to have the Photoshop trial downloaded and ready to go. (

Download the creative brief and class assets before the class. Students will be expected to have Photoshop and activity assets downloaded on their computers ahead of time.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Computer with appropriate software (see above)

Cancellation Policy

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