Hands-on Design training classes in Manhattan, NYC
Our design courses and certificate programs are held at Noble Desktop, our design school in Midtown.
Through workshops and certificate programs, Noble Desktop has trained tens of thousands of designers since 1990 in design theory and apps such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Sketch.
Graphic Design is visual communication through artwork or combined images and text. Both print and digital designers often use the same processes and Adobe programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Graphic designers create product packaging, advertising materials in print and digital formats, logos, and much more. Print designers typically create brochures, business cards, product packaging, subway banners, books, and other physical products or documents.
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Motion Graphics & Video Editing
To stand out among the pack of designers, many designers are adding motion design to their portfolio. The most important part of motion design is choosing what to animate and when. Motion designers combine graphics, sound, motion, and visual design techniques to create more compelling visuals.
Adobe After Effects is used to animate graphics and text, while Premiere Pro edits video. A growing field within motion design is web animation. Web animators use GreenSock to animate pictures, paragraphs, and any other element on a website. Adobe Photoshop is also used for web animation, specifically to create simple animated GIFs. For more complex animated GIFs, After Effects is also used. Animated GIFs are often used in HTML Email.
User Experience (UX) Design
A UX designer is a “people person” that focuses on the needs of users to enhance a product (website, app, etc). Rather than designing graphics, UX designers conduct user research, create and test ideas with prototypes, and do user testing to see how things perform. They communicate these insights to visual designers and developers.
User experience research takes many forums. UX designers observe customers interacting with a product and conduct interviews to understand their needs. UX designers also use stealth research methods like the A/B testing to test out different experiences to see how they perform in the real world, allowing them to see which perform best.
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Visual or UI Design
UI or Visual designers work with UX designers to design visuals for websites, apps, and more. They determine the colors, typography, and appearance based on insights gained from the UX design process. Visual designers typically use Sketch (available on Mac only), Adobe XD, or Photoshop to lay out web pages.
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