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She's a really friendly sort. Quite the go-getter in getting me to get certain aspects of my project underway. Since she and I have built a rapport , she's a really awesome friend! Really!

Emma/Shoshana (Graphic Design lessons with Etana H.)

Really nice and patient teacher.

Emma/Shoshana (Graphic Design lessons with Etana H.)

My 14 year old son really enjoys his graphic design lessons with Etana. She is very knowledgeable about her craft and a true professional. She conveys information in a way that is interesting and exci

Ellis (Graphic Design lessons with Etana H.)

Passionate Designer! Excellent. Professional. Punctual. Keepin it real. Worked with Etana over 15 years... publication/CMYK assignments and frequently on logos/credits for video/film projects. Highly

Leon (Graphic Design lessons with Etana H.)

Graphic Design Lessons

Graphic design refers to creating different kinds of visual concepts with the help of a computer. These kinds of designs encompass many different art forms, from fliers and magazine covers to product packaging and motion designs.

Looking to get involved in the graphic design scene? Our graphic design teachers can help! Here at TakeLessons, we offer instruction for students of all ages and skill sets. Whether you want to sign up for in-person sessions or the best online graphic lessons around, we’ve got you covered. Join us today to embark on your artistic journey.

Certified Graphic Design Teachers

Why struggle to learn the art of graphic design on your own when you could learn from a certified and professional teacher? Here at TakeLessons, we feature a whole inventory of background-checked, qualified graphic design teachers who are excited to help you learn everything there is to know about this amazing skill set!

To find your ideal match, check out each teacher’s profile. You’ll see everything from their background and experience to their schedule and reviews from previous students. When it comes to pricing, we strive to keep our lessons affordable. On average, a 30-minute session costs $30, while a 60-minute one costs $47. With so many choices, you’re sure to find a teacher who suits your budget, preferences, and needs.

Found the teacher for you? Great! Now all you need to do is select your schedule and choose your lesson package to get started with us.

Graphic Design Online Lessons for All Ages

Nowadays, children are savvier than ever when it comes to their computer skills. They know their way around a computer from a young age, which means many of them are already familiar with graphic design and are eager to learn it. If that’s the case for your child, sign them up for our graphic design lessons for kids.

Don’t worry, adults, we have you covered, too. We offer graphic design lessons for older students who are just starting their journey or looking to expand their skill sets. It’s never too early or late to get involved in the world of graphic design!

Graphic Design Lessons for All Levels

Graphic design is not something you can master overnight. It’s something that takes time and practice to expand your skills, which means our students come to us with all kinds of experience. Some have never dabbled in graphic design, while others have several years of experience working on this computer skill.

Because every student is different, our tutors customize their lessons to each of their student's skill levels. When you sign up for our lessons, you’ll find graphic design lessons for beginners, intermediate learners, advanced students, and everyone in between! We welcome students of all levels to learn with us.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Graphic Design Lessons

Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the units of graphic design art
  • Studying lines and shapes
  • Thinking about typography and how font affects mood and appearance
  • Color theory and the psychology of color in marketing and design

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Graphic Design Lessons

In intermediate lessons, your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Consider space and negative space, and how you use it in your designs
  • Focus on texture in visual design
  • Achieving balance and alignment in images
  • Learn to create a visual hierarchy

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Graphic Design Lessons

Topics included in advanced lessons depend greatly on the interests and goals of the student, but your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Focus on a specific type of graphic design: marketing, packaging, corporate, website, motion, or publication design
  • Put together and polish your graphic design portfolio
  • Setting up a graphic design business: how to freelance and market yourself as a graphic designer
  • Study UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) design

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How do you start learning graphic design?

While there are many ways to begin learning graphic design, we believe the best way to learn is through private lessons. Our private graphic design lessons provide you with individualized instruction where you get to work one-on-one with a professional teacher who can bring your skills to the next level. Even if you don’t know anything about graphic design, your teacher will get you up to speed, helping you to achieve all your artistic goals.

Can I learn graphic design on my own?

If you’re looking to learn graphic design on your own, we recommend signing up for private lessons where you’re paired up with a certified teacher. During these sessions, your tutor is entirely committed to your success, giving you their undivided attention. You don’t have to worry about competing with other students or struggling to keep up because your tutor will go at your pace and teach according to your preferred learning style.

What are the eight types of graphic design?

The main types of graphic design include visual identity graphic design, marketing and advertising graphic design, art and illustration, user interface graphic design, publication graphic design, motion graphic design, environmental graphic design, and packaging graphic design.

If you’re interested in a specific type of graphic design, be sure to let your private tutor know. When your tutor better understands your goals and preferences, they can craft a customized lesson plan tailored to you. Not familiar with these specific types of graphic design yet? Don’t worry. Your tutor will introduce you to each of these so that you have a better understanding of this computer skill.

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