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Boost your graphic design skills

Graphic design as a skill combines visual communication and problem-solving. In the business world, it’s used to improve the impact of your marketing and e-Commerce activities. Graphic design skills help you create visuals which stand-out and connect more strongly with customers. 

These skill guides cover how and where graphic design enhances marketing and e-Commerce. For example, how to use design principles to improve impact. Plus, we cover specific design topics like colour, logos and typography. We also cover graphic design tools and how to fit graphic design into your business.  

Boost your graphic design skills

Learn about key design principles to improve your marketing designs. Find out why basic principles like Contrast, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity make a big difference. And learn more advanced techniques like the rule of thirds and the Golden Ratio.

  1. Learn the design principles of contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity.
  2. Discover more advanced design techniques like the rule of thirds and the Golden Ratio.
  3. See how to apply these design principles in marketing activation.

Learn how to use colour in marketing including colour definitions, the colour wheel and colour combinations. Find out about the 5 different colour systems. And, learn how to use colour psychology to influence perceptions of your brand identity.

  1. Learn where colour plays a role in the marketing mix.
  2. How to use basic terms and theories of colour.
  3. Learn how colour psychological associations can improve your marketing activities.

Find out how to use marketing typography to drive brand identity and influence customers. Find out about key definitions in typography. Learn the different types of fonts and how to combine them. And, read about how to use font psychology

  1. Learn which areas of marketing you can improve with better knowledge of typography.
  2. Understand key definitions and theories so you can make better decisions on marketing typography.
  3. How psychology plays a role in typography and how you can use that to your brand’s advantage.

Learn how to define your graphic design tools requirements. We focus on the key Adobe tools of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Find out how to access the Adobe Creative Cloud to grow your skills. And we go through your options if you don’t go with Adobe’s suite of tools.

  1. Learn the 3 key factors which drive your choice of graphic design tools.
  2. Understand the difference between raster and vector graphics and how that impacts your choice of graphic design tools. 
  3. Follow our examples of graphic design tasks and learn which tools you use to do them.

Read our guide to the 6 key steps of the logo development process and why logos matter in marketing and e-commerce. Find out how to make use of your logo consistent in your brand activation. Key steps you can follow on your own or when you work with a graphic designer.

  1. Learn the 6 key steps in the logo design process.
  2. Understand the key areas of typography, icons and colours in logo development.
  3. Be clear on how to link your final logo design to consistent brand identity and brand activation.  

How to identify your business’s graphic design needs. Where to start if you want to build your graphic design skills. And how to source freelancers or work with agencies, and the relative pros and cons of each. And overall, how you link graphic design back to your business objectives. 

  1. Identify the 3 key areas where graphic design for your business has the biggest impact.
  2. Learn the 3 key ways to source graphic design for your business.
  3. How to get the best out of graphic designers.

Three-Brains and graphic design skills

We coach and consult business on how to best meet their graphic design needs. We can help you find a graphic designer, manage it in-house or help you build your own graphic design skills. Our goal is to help you develop the skills which will make your creative visual work have a bigger impact.

Get in touch to find out how we can support your graphic design needs to grow your business via our coaching and consulting services.

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