340 000.00

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Graphic Design Beginner with Adobe Illustrator

Make yourself more marketable and explore your creative side by learning sought-after graphic design skills. You’ll get essential digital design skills, learn how to design a logo, pick the perfect font and more.

Include in the Course: a FREE Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud Licence and an e-book so that you can easily master the software.

14 Weeks
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Career and business booster

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. A Red & Yellow Certificate proves that you have what it takes. The feedback we get from the industry is that many HR practitioners move our grads to the top of the applicant pile.

Human Touch

This online learning experience will be warm and engaging. Our great team will be on hand to guide you through the course and answer any of your questions.


Avoid redundancy in the tech-dominated future. Our courses are designed to harness your uniquely human skills – that set you apart from the machines.

Alumni Benefits

Our online alumni are part of our‘inner circle’, and qualify for discounts on our online courses, special lifestyle benefits and a Talent Management service.


This online learning experience will be warm and engaging. Our great team will be on hand to guide you through the course and answer any of your questions.

Get a cerficate that’ll give you a compeve edge.

Our 14-week course delves into all the fundamentals you’ll need to be a graphic designer. Learn about all aspects of design; historical, theoretical and practical. You’ll master the basics with a foundational understanding of the elements and principles of design, colour theory and typography, learn how to create a corporate identity, design logos, ads and images for social media. You’ll be well on your way to having your own creative portfolio.

What you’ll learn:

  • The basics of graphic design principles and applications

  • How to pick the perfect font and other elements and principles of design, colour theory and typography

  • Apply the knowledge you’ve learned with Adobe Illustrator by designing a range of layouts

  • How to create digitally designed images for social media

  • A historical understanding of graphic design, stylisc movements and the famous designers that made an impact

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Course curriculum:

Module 01

Graphic Design history

Module 02

Design Process & Ideation

Module 03

Colour theory

Module 04

The principles and elements of design

Module 05

Type and layout
(2 weeks)

Module 06

Logo Design and Corporate Identity – (2 weeks)

Module 07

Design for Social Media
(2 weeks)

Meet the course designer

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Su Little

Online Education Manager

Su Little has over 17 years of both agency and corporate social media, digital, CRM, strategy, e-commerce, experiential events, brand ambassadorship and brand management experience under her belt and is the first South African to be recognised on the global list of Corporate Social Strategists.

Today Su shares her knowledge with leading organisations and learners through mentorship and coaching, reaching far beyond the classroom.

Carmen Schaeffer

Head of academics

Carmen heads up our Academic department and is a design and art direction lecturer. She’s a meticulous detailer with a holistic design aesthetic and a strong focus on typography. Carmen holds a BAFA in Information Design, an MA in Interactive Media Design and a PGDip in Tertiary Education.

As a teacher she knows how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students and is most proud when they win awards, get incredible jobs or start their own businesses using the knowledge and skills they’ve learnt at Red & Yellow.

Chantelle Arpesella

Graphic Design Tutor

Chantelle is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of teaching graphic design, art direction, visual communication and more. Under her supervision her design students have won multiple awards from Gold, Silver and Bronze Loeries, to GoldPack packaging Golds as well as Sappi Ideas that Matter awards.

Whether it’s teaching face to face or online, her passion for design and problem solving creates an inspiring environment for learners. Chantelle’s biggest strength is time management and her strong work ethic.

I was looking to enhance my creativity because I’m an artist by profession and I wanted to do more than just Desktop publishing. Throughout the course, I got more than I expected, and now I’m very confident in the work that I produce. I enjoyed the course, it made me think outside the box and trust my concepts before presenting to a client. Interpreting a brief is now a breeze, all thanks to Red & Yellow for offering such a clear course on an online platform. You guys are awesome!!
Khuty Black KhakiKhuty Ngqayimambana, Desktop Publisher at Black Khaki
Over the course of my career, I have always used Red & Yellow as a first filterfor advertising and marketing related hires, looking at the institution’s graduates first. Why? Because they always the ones who had business and commercial understand over the above the advertising and creative side.
Grant Webster - Grant Webster, former heavy-hitter at Makro, Takealot, Look n Listen, Toy Kingdom, WeFixGrant Webster, former heavy-hier at Makro, Takealot, Lookn Listen, Tony Kingdom, WeFix
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