Intro to Design


  • Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity Principles
  • Using Colors Effectively
  • Typography Guidelines
  • How to Stay On-Brand
  • Design Tools, Apps, and Resources
  • Preparing for Print
  • User Experience and Storytelling
  • Layouts and Content
  • Creating Templates
  • Final Project

Course outcomes:

  • Learn basic design principles to implement into marketing materials.
  • Setup design accounts and templates for use beyond this course.
  • Create complete marketing campaign suite of materials for digital and print.

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What is Awesome Inc U?

Awesome Inc U exists to help people learn to harness the creative power of technology. If you want to build your own website, mobile app, or video game, we can help you get started. It’s never too early or too late to learn digital skills. Check out what some of our past students have to say.


Do I need to bring a computer?

Yes. Each student will need to provide his/her own laptop for the course. Microsoft Windows-based PC’s or Apple macOS computers will work. We recommend a laptop made within the past 3-4 years. Computers should be free from viruses/malware. We have a very limited number of rental laptops available for $25/day, which can be reserved online.

Do I need to have prior design experience?

No prior design experience is required, but students should be comfortable typing, navigating a file / folder structure, and using a web browser.

How many students will there be in my class?

This course is capped at 16 students.

Are there any age limits for students in the Intro to Design course?

The Intro to Design course is designed for adult learners.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

See map for parking options. Awesome Inc is located a short walk from the Lextran bus station. We also offer indoor bicycle parking.