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A Visual Designer’s job is to bring a brand’s identity to life through its many customer touch points. Now that you know how to build a brand, it’s time to take that brand from concept to digital reality! In this class, you’ll learn how to layout and design a professional sales page that accurately communicates a company’s brand to its target audience.

You'll Learn:
  • Wireframes
  • Sitemaps
  • UI / UX
  • Photoshop

What is User Experience & Web Design?

Ever seen the term "UX" and wondered what it really means? Have no fear! In this class, you'll become a whiz in all the design acronyms and principles of creating beautiful website experiences.

UX Design

User Experience, sometimes referred to as User Interaction Design or User Interface Design, is the process of designing what happens as a user moves through a web application.

Web Design

Web design is the umbrella term to describe the process of building the look and feel of web pages. Web design encompasses a number of important elements including color, layout and overall graphical appearance.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Skillcrush changed my life… The skills I learned made me confident enough to chase my dream job after I was suddenly fired from a job I hated. Now I’m in non-profit marketing, and the more skills I can bring to the table, the better!

- Charlotte Baker

What You'll Learn In This Class:

Jun
06

Week 1: GET STARTED WITH USER EXPERIENCE (UX) & RESEARCH

Jump right in by learning the foundational principles of designing gorgeous websites. You'll create user personas, define your sitemap and user flows and practice building wireframes.

Jun
13

Week 2: DIG IN TO ALL THINGS WEB DESIGN

This week, you'll learn insanely useful web design principles to establish your brand's look and feel, from defining proportions to choosing typography. Explore grid systems, color theory, visual hierarchy and more.

Jun
20

Week 3: DIVE INTO PHOTOSHOP + PLAN YOUR PORTFOLIO SITE

Building on your solid design understanding, you'll get setup in Adobe Photoshop and start designing web pages with it. From widgets to layer filters to clipping masks, you'll learn just what you need to design for the web. Plus, you'll plan your own online portfolio site!

Meet Your Mentors

Dee Kapila

Dee is a fun-loving instructor with over 13 years of experience in tech. Her tech skills have allowed her to work across a variety of industries – from journalism and education to global technology companies and small start-ups. Dee is currently the Technology Project Manager at the University of Texas, Austin, and in her spare time she enjoys playing video games, scuba diving and is currently working on getting her pilot's license.

Rebecca Patrick

Rebecca loves helping students apply their tech skills to create beautiful projects. Her background includes project management, venture capital investing, and web design services. She is based in Wyoming near Yellowstone National Park (bear spray is her best friend) and spends her free time pursuing anything that takes her outside including snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, or simply sitting outside with a cute German Shepherd.

What do You Have to Lose? Join Us.

Skillcrush 100 is a part of the Web Designer Career Blueprint but can be purchased separately if that's what your needs require!

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Skillcrush 307 Class:

· Attend This Class For ·

$175


Career Blueprint:

Web Designer

· Attend 3 Classes For Only ·

$149/mo.


· We accept the following payments ·

Frequently Asked Questions:

What previous knowledge do I need to take this class?
None! As long as you’re pretty familiar with your computer and how to use it and are comfortable on the web, we’ll teach you the rest.

I’m looking to transition into a more technical role at work. Will this class help me?
Yes! User experience and web design are some of the most in-demand skills that employers are hiring for right now.

There are many places to start in tech, but learning the fundamentals of web design and creating deliverables and projects from scratch – both of which you’ll do in this class – will give you a wide variety of the most important tech skills. So, you’ll leave this class with a solid understanding with which you can continue your professional transition into tech.

I work full time. Can I fit this class into my busy schedule?
Absolutely! We recommend setting aside about an hour a day to engage with the class materials and your classmates and instructors, but you can shift this around depending on your weekly schedule.

Some of our students can’t devote an hour every day to the class but can study for longer periods of time over the weekend — This is totally fine too, and our material is always available for you when you need it.

What if I get behind in the class? Will the lessons still be available to me?
Yes, absolutely! You’ll continue to have access to the class well beyond the “official” class dates so you can catch up or review whenever and whatever you like.

What kind of computer or software do I need for this class?
Nothing fancy! You just need a computer with access to the web, of course. You should be able to stream YouTube or Vimeo videos and download / upload materials like photos and documents.

We recommend a Mac for the class and for your future career in tech as Macs tend to be the industry standard. But a Windows PC will work fine too.

You don’t need to have any special software before you start the class. We’ll introduce you to all the software or apps you need as you go through the class, and there are free versions or trials of all of them available for both Mac and Windows.

Do you provide any printable materials I can access?
Yes indeed! We have several very popular cheatsheets that we tell our students to print out and carry with them or tape up around the house. You’d be surprised how much you can actually learn by just looking at them for a few minutes a day!

 

How do I know if this class is for me?

This class is for you if:

  • You want to get started in tech but don’t know how to begin.
  • You excited about making great-looking things.
  • You like learning to be fun and collaborative.

This class is NOT for you if:

  • You’ve already designed your own websites from scratch.
  • You think learning has to be serious.
  • You don’t like fun or collaboration.

When does the class meet?
The class doesn’t meet at fixed times. All the lessons are online, and you have access to them 24/7 so you can study whenever is best for you.

Throughout the class, we send you an email every weekday morning to help keep you on track, and then you’re welcome to work on the lessons whenever it fits your schedule.

The only “scheduled” class events are the circle chat, live group office hours and master class. But these are all optional, and, if you can’t make the scheduled time, you can read a transcript of the circle chat, ask questions in the online student community or watch the recording of the master class later. So, there’s always a way to fit the class into your life!

How do office hours work?
We offer live office hours using Google+ Hangouts. Group office hours give us the chance to help as many students as possible. And we’ve found that, since students tend to have similar questions and challenges, you’ll learn a lot from hearing answers to other students’ questions too. That said, you’ll also have the chance to ask your own questions from the instructor and make sure you get the answers you need as well.

 

How does the online student community work?
We use Google Groups for our online student community. It’s completely free, and we’ll send you an invitation to the group before your class starts.

In your student community, you can meet your classmates, ask questions about the lessons, get feedback on your work, share tech resources and much more! Plus, it’s a great chance to get to know other people who are just as excited about tech as you are and to start networking and making great friends and career connections.

Is Skillcrush only for women? I’m a guy and want to learn.
We welcome men at Skillcrush as well and can’t wait for you to join us too! In fact, about 25% of our students are men. Skillcrush is a supportive community of folks from all kinds of backgrounds, professions, countries and yes… genders! :). So, please join us – and bring a friend!

What about a guarantee?
We’re sure you’ll love Skillcrush 100, but you have our 100% money-back guarantee for 30 days from the start of your class.

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YOU WILL LEARN: HTMLCSSFTPDomainsHosting

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