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Graphic Design Fundamentals  

Level 1 - Beginners

Graphic Design Fundamentals course explores the underlying principles and elements that are the  foundation of design. Students gain an understanding of the driving principles in regard to design. This is an introductory course and is ideal for those without a lot of design experience.


R4,500.00 Incl VAT (Per Person, Includes Manual, Dataset, Lunch, Tea and Coffee)

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.


2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)



Who Should Attend:

This is a course designed for people who wish to learn more about design principles and elements, or for those who work in an area where design terminology and awareness may be a useful additional skill.

Delivery Method:

In Class
Reach your full potential through our instructor led classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in field experience.


On Site & Group Bookings
Our on-site training option brings world-class Learnfast training to your site or a convenient nearby location. On-site training saves money by eliminating travel and hotel expenses. Do you have 3 or more people to book? We can offer customized and well priced solutions for group bookings. 


1. Graphic Design in General

  • Graphic design history
  • Graphic design timeline
  • Logo design history
  • Corporate identity and logo design
  • Brainstorming alone
  • Brand training glossary

2. The Graphic Design Process

  • The design elements
  • The 8 design principles
  • Design problems to avoid
  • Getting started

3. Printing / Paper / File Formats / Resolution

  • Print vs Web file formats and colour
  • Different paper
  • Fundamentals of folding
  • DTP and REPRO glossary

4. Colour in Graphic Design

  • Colour basics
  • Working with colour
  • The colour wheel
  • The psychology of colour

5. Layout and Fonts

  • Different typefaces
  • Typeface do's and don'ts
  • Typography / Typesetting
  • Type and colour
  • Layout in general

6. Design

  • Designing a Business card
  • Designing a Letterhead
  • Designing a Poster
  • Designing a Full-colour brochure
  • Designing a Full-colour Menu
  • Designing of a flyer
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Sandton, Johannesburg
myWay Mentored Learning
04 Apr 2017
03 Apr 2017

Sandton, Johannesburg
03 May 2017
02 May 2017

Sandton, Johannesburg
myWay Mentored Learning
30 May 2017
29 May 2017

Sandton, Johannesburg
27 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017

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Centurion, Pretoria
11 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017

Centurion, Pretoria
myWay Mentored Learning
16 May 2017
15 May 2017

Centurion, Pretoria
13 Jun 2017
12 Jun 2017

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