Sep 07 - Oct 21, 2020
Auckland City Road
Oct 12 - Nov 30, 2020
Oct 12 - Nov 30, 2020
Oct 12 - Nov 30, 2020
Oct 28 - Dec 14, 2020
Remote Learning Intakes | On Campus Intakes
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Hit the technical and design heights today’s employers demand with our Graphic Design Training Package.
Blending industry-choice platforms like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with the classic design foundations of typography, page layout and brand, you’ll learn how to convert your creative thinking into inspirational print and multimedia designs.
Part-time evening course | Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:00-9:00pm
Live Online Classes - Remote Learning Intakes Only
Live online classes are a friendly and supportive alternative to watching video tutorials – you’re able to ask questions and receive answers from an experienced Yoobee tutor in real time.
Your tutor will share their screen, demonstrating professional tools and techniques, then support you as you follow along, completing activities during class time.
Live classes are supported by an active class forum where your tutor provides additional information and feedback outside of class times.
Live classes are also recorded, so you can review them in your own time or log in to learn at a time that works best for you.
Graphic Design Principles
An introduction to the principles of graphic design for print and web, with a focus on print collateral.
The Graphic Design Process
The course takes you through the graphic design process, from the initial brief and ideation process through to the final product.
You'll be introduced to some of the fundamentals of graphic design with a focus on understanding layout, using hierarchy and creating visual styles. We'll look at the practical role of elements such as line, form, value and grids. You'll also learn some technical theory, including colour modes and resolution.
Start work on a design brief part-way through the course. Apply your new skills, as you learn them, to a practical project echoing a real-life graphic design task.
The course provides an overview of graphic design-specific programs included in the Adobe Creative Suite, looking at the purpose of each, how they complement each other and work together as a whole. You'll learn to select the correct application for the task and practice using them together to achieve the best results.
Photoshop: We take you through basic image manipulation, drawing and painting.
Illustrator: Your tutor will demonstrate how to use basic Illustrator tools to create vector images, including drawing, creating basic logos and gaining an understanding of how vector-based images are used within graphic design.
InDesign: Look at how to set up documents in InDesign, how to place elements created in other software packages into the document, and effective layout and grid techniques.
Use the software to create projects and take them all the way from initial brief stage to the final product ready for print or web.
On this course, you'll learn Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
Remote Learning Intake Only
(Please arrange your own Adobe CC License, you can check out Adobe's plans and pricing here)
Domestic and International Students
$1,575 (including GST)
Pay by Invoice (Under company name)
Payment Plan ($15.00 admin fee applies. Please enquire directly with us before you enrol if you prefer this option)
As this is an introductory course no prior experience is required although proficiency with computers is useful.
All students need to be at least 18 years old.
Remote Learning Intake Only
You will need a computer that has access to reliable internet, web cam and microphone. You will also need to have your own Adobe CC access.
“The ease of learning the Graphic Design Training package was recognisable. As a remote learning course, I found it to be very interactive, supportive and enjoyable. The tutor was bubbly and approachable and made the course very smooth and easy to follow. With no pressure around deadlines and so much freedom for creativity, this made the atmosphere very relaxed and the class was keen to produce work and get feedback. For a full-time worker who wants to change her career to this field, this package was the perfect first step to take. I can’t wait to see where these new skills take me!”
–Steff Marinus, Programme Administrator, Victoria University of Wellington
Remote Learning Graphic Design Training Package
Work featured created by Steff using Adobe Illustrator.
"I found the Graphic Design Training package excellent! The skills and confidence I gained is invaluable. The tutors were friendly and knowledgeable and fostered a great learning atmosphere! Completing this course has opened up new opportunities at work to get more involved with marketing and design."
–Tessa Facey, Personal Assistant, BDO
Wellington Graphic Design Training Package
Work featured created by Tessa as part of the logo design project.
Originally from Nelson, Sarah moved to Wellington in 2015 where she studied Graphic Design & Digital Media at Yoobee Colleges. Sarah currently works as a Graphic Designer for Antipodes, and has also previously worked as an Advertising Executive for NeonLogic.
Notably, in 2017 Sarah competed in WorldSkills competitions both nationally and internationally in the Graphic Design category. She placed first in the NZ competition and then went on to place 13th overall (out of 29 countries in her skill category) and received the coveted Medallion of Excellence.
Read more about her achievements in Stuff, Yoobee Colleges, QTI, Wellington.scoop and the Cook Strait News. Check out Sarah's website and portfolio here.
In 2006 Mishca started his career as a freelance artist and graphic designer working with illustration, paint, photography, sculpture, video and the Adobe Creative Suite. As an artist, he has completed a Master in Visual Arts, staged experimental performances, and curated solo and group exhibitions with artists, musicians, animators and game designers. Mishca is an experienced designer working with a wide variety of clients; musicians, finance groups, gyms and self-publishers. From 2012 he worked as an online tutor teaching concept art for Uppsala University - Campus Gotland in Sweden, before joining Yoobee College's online team in New Zealand 2017.
Angelo has been teaching design, multimedia and web for over 20 years. He has a degree in graphic design and 30 years of experience working in industry. He started working on computers in the early 90s and has since become very experienced with the Adobe Suite and other programs. Angelo has been living in New Zealand for over 15 years. He is Italian born and grew up in South Africa. He has worked as a graphic designer in three different countries.
Today he keeps busy with paper art projects ranging from small paper models to store
exhibition pieces under the title Papermanangelo on Instagram.
Peter has run his own graphic design business, Resolv Design, for more than 20 years and specialises in retail print-advertising and branding.
He has worked as an art director for ad agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and Wilson Ideation and headed the art department for the Otago Daily Times.
He has been a tutor at Yoobee for over 6 years. He combines strong technical production focus with marketing know-how to ensure his students get useful real-world skills.
Our brochure explores everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.