Effective Design: Color & Typography

DES 150 : 

1 Credit – online

  • Dates: January 26 – March 30
  • Times: 6 – 9 PM
  • Meetings: 10
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Instructor: Matt Hollenbach


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Good design typically follows a set of concepts that work behind scenes to appeal to the viewers self-conscious to make the work stable and balanced and when done well, visually appealing. Designs don’t have to strictly follow all these concepts to be “good” but knowing them will open up an array of possibilities when designing. This course will cover the basic principles of using color and typography in design through lecture and hands-on projects. The goal of the course is to gain an understanding of these principles and how to use them in different design situations.

This course must meet minimum enrollment by January 19 in order to run. Register today! 

Supply List

  • A Gmail.com email address – PCA&D uses Google Classroom for online classes. Gmail accounts are free to create.
  • Computer/tablet/internet-enabled device with mic/camera
  • Internet access
  • Sketchbook with pen or pencil
  • Working subscriptions of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Also, if you’re somebody who is more comfortable sketching ideas on paper, then you should have a paper and pencil with you – but that is not required.
  • Access to computer with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.  If you do not already have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud or Illustrator and Photoshop, please provide your Adobe ID login email address for access to an active Adobe account (NO subscription necessary) Please contact ce@pcad.edu with your Adobe ID name after registration. The College will grant you access to download the software you need for successful completion of your course starting one week before the class date and one week after the course ends.
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