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Digital Graphic Design - Print

Digital Graphic Design - Print

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Oswin Tickler


This course teaches the basics of professionally used graphic design software and how to turn ideas into reality, including getting files ready for output. It focuses on Adobe InDesign software for page layout, and will also include Adobe illustrator and Photoshop. With an emphasis on designing for print, it is ideal for those who have already done an introductory course or those that have a real life project - such as a poster or leaflet - that they would like to design through learning the software.

Who should take this course? 

Students who have previously done beginners or intermediate graphic design short courses and who have an interest in design and in learning digital software.

Topics covered

  • inDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • designing for print

Practical workshops and project work will enable you to start using graphic design software and convert ideas into artwork that can be professionally used or printed.

By the end of the course you will have learned how to take ideas and sketches (including outcomes from previous short courses) and turn them into designs that could be professionally printed.

Entry requirements: The course is aimed at those that have undertaken either a beginner or intermediate graphic design short course before.

Level: Intermediate

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Online short courses

Did you know we offer a similar course online? UAL online short courses are designed to help creative people master new challenges, develop their skills, get inspired by new ideas and access the UAL learning experience without having to travel to a campus for class.

Digital Graphic Design (Online Short Course)

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Tutor Description

Oswin Tickler studied Graphic Design at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating First Class (with honours), going on to complete a Masters in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins. Oswin worked as a Designer at the Labour Party on the successful 2005 election campaign, and led the design team on the rebranding in 2007. Having left Labour to go freelance, Oswin set up, and continues to run design studio Smallfury, working across a wide variety of design projects. He is also an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London, and University for the Creative Arts.


Please bring the following materials to the first session

• Design project to be worked on: whether a poster / leaflet / publication. The tutor will provide some generic ones, but students tend to work better having something real to work on.
• Notebook

IMPORTANT - Adobe ID Login for Short Course Students

Students will need to create an account with Adobe (unless you already have one) in order to access the Adobe suite at the college – instructions are included below. You will need to use a personal email address to create this. If you already have an account with Adobe, please make sure you bring your login details with you on the first day of the course.

Please note:

  • Creating an Adobe account is free.
  • The software will only be accessible when logged into a UAL networked computer
  • The same account can be used outside of the University, but software will only be accessible through a personal paid subscription that students will need to set up independently
  • You can still create an account on the day but doing this beforehand will save time and avoid delays to the start of the class.
  • If you already have an Adobe ID/ subscription you can use this on your short course rather than setting up a new account.

To create an account students will need to:

  1. Go to Adobe Sign in page.
  2. Select ‘Create an account’
  3. Enter your details and select ‘Create account’

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