The Simplified Graphic Design Class that I teach is open.
I created the online course just over a year ago and so far over 2100 students have joined on the mission to conquer Adobe Illustrator whether they had prior experience or not.
The whole reason for offering this course is to empower others who are not necessarily professional graphic designers, but still want to use and understand the best tools to create with.
I’ve been told my teaching style is fast, thorough and simple to follow, which feels like a huge compliment. No one has time for over-explaining and feeling more confused at the end of a lesson!
Our students are so kind and here are a few things they have to say about the Simplified Graphic Design course:
“I dove into Ai blind with NO notes and having just watched the course one complete time through and GIRL I did it! I created the cutest stinkin’ invitation ev-ahhhhh!! That just goes to show how well of a job you did in the class explaining!!” – Gretchen
“I have been searching for a tutorial for this program but none of them seemed like what I needed or seemed like too much detail for beginners or flat out too much $$$ to access them. I was happy to find you offer this class for a reasonable price since I can access it for forever!” – Sharon
“Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge! I have actually taken 2 classes on photoshop and illustrator and I just learn things from you that were never even taught in those classes because they were so artistic focused. Thank you again!” – Courtney
“I want to tell you, that you are a very good teacher- You are very clear and easy to follow. I really appreciate the work you put into making this short course available. You are very talented in design and teaching! Thank you for putting your work out to the world so I can reap the benefits:) Thank you!” – Mary Ellen
“You have NO idea how excited I am to learn this! How I was designing was time consuming…thank you for teaching me the right way!! ; )” – Teresa
“I just finished the course and I LOVED it. I can’t wait to take the next one. I went in knowing nothing about Illustrator and now I feel confident I can do a lot of the things I’ve been wanting to do. You did an awesome job teaching this course! You are such a gifted teacher. :)” – Rachel
See? So kind.
If you’ve been thinking about taking a graphic design class …
if you need graphics for your business and would love to know how to create them yourself …
if you’d like a hobby that will enable you to make all sorts of cute things …
if you need someone to walk you through the basics of Illustrator …
Simplified Graphic Design is totally for you.
Already completed the first course? You’re in luck! The class is always being updated to reflect current projects and techniques in graphic design.
Before you begin, you’ll need a few things: a computer, an internet connection and the Adobe Illustrator software.
The majority of questions I get from students thinking about signing up for the class are about the software, so let’s chat for a second and hopefully answer any questions you might have.
HOW DO I GET ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR?
Adobe provides their products exclusively through a subscription service called Creative Cloud.
I love that the programs are offered on a monthly basis because it makes them accessible. Previously, you had to purchase the software for hundreds of dollars and upgrade every time they came out with an update. Now, you pay a small monthly fee for full access and all future updates are included. They allow you to subscribe to just one app (like Illustrator) or the entire suite which includes Photoshop, Lightroom, Acrobat, etc.
Installation is very easy. Once you sign up for Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription service, you’ll download the software straight to your computer by following the prompts. It is quick and easy.
CAN I USE AN OLDER VERSION OF ILLUSTRATOR?
Yes! If you have an older version already installed on your computer, feel free to use it. Or if you can get your hands on an older version to install (try ebay), go for it. There may be slight variations between the old and new, so just know that some older versions have more limited functionality and tools may be in different places than shown on the videos.
CAN I TRY ILLUSTRATOR BEFORE COMMITTING?
For sure. If you’d like to try Illustrator out before committing to the monthly subscription, you can try it free for 30 days here.
When it all comes down to it, I mainly just want you to have a chance to learn Illustrator. Whether you use an old program, start with the free trial or sign up for the monthly subscription, just take the first step and let me walk you through it :)
Please feel free to ask any other questions in the comments!