Learn about the fundamentals of visual design such as color, typeface, and composition, and discover how developing a greater understanding of design can improve your professional skills and the products you create.
Visual design is an exciting field that challenges the creative mind to craft engaging and appealing interfaces for a wide variety of users all around the world. In this course, Big Picture: Visual Design, you’ll explore how the best designers apply an understanding of aesthetics, structure, and user psychology to create a visual experience that users can’t get enough of. First, you'll learn what visual design is and the history behind it. Next, you'll discover how a greater understanding of it benefits organizations and individuals alike. Finally, you'll review key elements of visual design such as color, typeface, and composition, and learn more about some of the common digital tools used by today's design professionals. By the end of this course, you'll have developed a greater understanding of design and how it can improve your professional skills and the products that you make.
I'm Anthony Alampi, an interactive designer and developer living in Austin, Texas. I'm a former professional video game developer and current web design company owner with over 15 years of programming experience and over 7 years of design experience. User-centric design is my passion, and I believe that when users come first, they come back! You can view my personal portfolio at: https://www.anthonyalampi.com/
Course Overview Hello there, I'm Anthony Alampi. I'm the owner of X Factor Consultants, a digital design and consulting company based in Austin, Texas. We design user-friendly websites and mobile apps using the principles of visual design to ensure that users have the best experience possible. Visual design is an exciting creative discipline that, when implemented properly, enhances the experience of users and leads to better sales and stronger user retention. This course is a quick introduction to visual design, and no prior design experience is required. Some of the major topics that we will cover in this course include the history of visual design, key elements of design such as color, typeface, and composition, and a review of some of the common digital tools used by today's professionals. Once you've completed this course, you should feel comfortable diving into courses on color theory, typeface, and visual composition. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about visual design with the Big Picture Visual Design course at Pluralsight.