Coding for Graphic Designers

Coding is an essential skill for graphic designers working in todays tech world. Clients are increasingly focusing on improving their branding and customer experience online and are looking to graphic designers to provide digital campaigns to communicate their services and products...

Taught by: Rafa Prada.

Description

Coding is an essential skill for graphic designers working in todays tech world. Clients are increasingly focusing on improving their branding and customer experience online and are looking to graphic designers to provide digital campaigns to communicate their services and products. This course will give you an introduction to coding that will help you provide innovative design solutions for your clients and open your mind to a new realm of creative freedom.  

This practical course will cover key topics that will explore the creative potential and limitations of HTML. You will look at the fundamentals of code whilst exploring the design possibilities that will enhance websites, emails and ecommerce banners to become more functional and responsive.  

By the end of the course you will have a broader and deeper view of the design process and be able to participate in the whole spectrum of modern product campaigns that will give you more artistic control over your creations. 

Topics Covered  

  • HTML and CSS basis 
  • Intro to javascript and Jquery 
  • How to code simple animated banners 
  • Landing pages and single sites 
  • Knowing the code of your emails 
  • Debug and hack styles of your website (wordpress, cargo, squarespace) 

Course Outcomes 

By the end of the course you will be able to:  

  • Design HTML emails and banners for personal projects to professional sites 
  • Communicate effectively with web developers and other agents to produce excellent websites 
  • Feed in the creative process of the design lifecycle for commercial and non-commercial websites 
  • Develop simple landing pages using bootstrap 

Who should attend the course  

This course is perfect for graphic designers who want to develop simple design solutions, or who are working with developers on larger projects with a team of developers.  

Level 

Beginners / Intermediate. You should have some previous graphic design experience but do not need to have studied coding before.  

Follow up courses  

After you have completed this course you may be interested in Responsive Web Design for Mobiles and Tablets;jQuery.


Tutor information

Fine Art trained and paper lover, Rafa has been working as a Digital and Editorial Designer for just over seven years. He currently combines a full time position as Lead Digital Designer at University of the Arts London (UAL) and freelance work with clients including Levi Strauss & Co, MUSAC and Alastair Marriott (ROH).

Rafa has a big interest in the overlapping of, and tensions between, art and design. He is a member of Design for 99 as well as working on artistic briefs such as Salon Flux.


Materials

Please bring your own laptop with Sublime Text 3 installed.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
01/10/2016 - 01/10/2016Saturday11:00 - 17:001 Day£380Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
02/11/2016 - 09/11/2016Wednesday18:00 - 20:302 Weeks£380Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket