Every brand, company, and movement, has as story, a personality, a purpose. Visual designers bring that to life through graphics, logos, posters, photography, web designs, and virtually anything else that the human eye can see.
Visual designers are responsible for how a product—and all the messaging and advertising around that product—looks. They’re involved in everything from choosing colors and fonts to building icons, graphics, and layouts.
Note: This course overview is for informational purposes only. The content and learning objectives are set by your teachers, and may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curriculum revisions, the actual pace of learning by students, and other factors.
The psychology of colors, lines, shapes, textures, fonts. The power of space, rhythm, composition, structure. The design life-cycle, principles of design and storytelling through visual design.
Design and Implement
Design for print, web, and mobile using Adobe CC, including Illustrator, InDesign, and XD. Design for social media brand-building and create and build impactful content. Create graphics, logos, sketches, icons, and other visuals using Adobe Software or similar. Build mock websites using Wix, Squarespace, or similar.
Present and Future Focus
Deconstruct and deliver on an industry design brief according to demanding specifications. Principles of design for sustainability: designing with the environment in mind. Creative confidence, how professionals separate their self-confidence from their work.
"My goal is to make design students aware that what they make is highly political and impacts not only people but also the environment."
Includes in-depth information about the industry, our curriculum, and internship options.
Our internships are different from the usual. Instead of leaving you on your own, we provide you with daily support and occasional classes to cover additional material. That means you'll be able to create huge value in a short time—all of which you can add to your resume to show future employers.More about internships at iX
iXperience offers direct need-based financial aid to all qualifying students. Your eligibility for financial aid is determined entirely by your demonstrated need, and you'll have the chance to apply along with your iX program application. Applying for financial aid will not impact your admissions decision in any way.
iX pushed me to make work that I had no idea I could make. We were taught by such amazing designers like Beata, Lark, and Paul, and they held us to such a high standard and made us want to do really good work.
Digital Design taught me an immense amount about design on a practical level, while giving me an idea as to what pursuing a career in design may be like. I learned how important design is in our everyday lives and the amount of consideration involved in the development of everything around us.
All of the things that we learned in Design are completely relevant to so many fields today! It was definitely fast-paced and out of my comfort zone slightly, but felt so current. We learned about brand communication and development, as well as the software that comes with it!
Design is very multi-faceted and all of its branches/fields take a lot of work; for the most part, you get back what you put into it. Michelle, our teacher, has been one of the most supportive and constructive teachers I've ever had, creatively and otherwise.
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Choose between a written application or phone interview. (30-45 mins)Our application focuses on your behaviors, motivations, and aspirations. You can write our short application essays, or choose to schedule a phone interview with one of our admissions consultants if the option is available. Our advice? Just be yourself!
Confirm your eligibility. (10 mins)In order to receive your admissions decision, you'll need to confirm that you are in good academic standing with your home institution and that you are approved to study abroad. We'll send you a form to complete with your study abroad adviser to make this easy. We highly recommend meeting with your study abroad office and other advisors about your summer plans.
Get your admissions decision.You'll hear back from our admissions team in two to four weeks, depending on when in the year you apply. Earlier applications receive quicker decisions and preferential admission. After receiving your decision, you'll have opportunities to ask more detailed questions about the program or even put your parents in touch.
Secure your spot.As spots at iXperience are limited, we encourage our admitted applicants to secure their spot in the program by paying their deposit within two weeks.