Learning graphic design can be a lot of fun, but it can also be challenging if you're not used to working with graphics and photos. In this blog post, I'll share some tips on how to get faster at graphic design so that you can create beautiful and professional-looking course materials and marketing assets quickly and easily.
Graphic design is a vital skill to develop when you are in the online course industry. A well-designed ad or website can mean the difference between a sale and a missed opportunity. However, design does not come easy to everyone. Some have a natural talent for composition and color, while others have to work a little harder to create stunning visuals.
As a graphic designer, you are always looking for ways to improve your skills and speed up your workflow. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, if you're looking to get faster at graphic design, there are a few things you can do to improve your productivity.
Learn the Basics
First, take the time to learn the basics of design principles. This will give you a solid foundation on which to build your skills. Learn how to design on a grid. Learn about how to pair fonts, and compose a color palette. There are many free online tutorials and mini workshops about graphic design out there.
Using a brand board is a big timesaver. It helps you to organize your logos, colors, icons, typefaces, and sample photos all in one place.
Have a Design Plan
One way to work faster is to create a design plan before you start working on a project. This means taking the time to understand your ideal clients' needs, then determining the most effective way to represent your product or service as a solution to their problems, and mapping out a rough plan of action. By having a clear goal in mind from the outset, you can save yourself time and frustration later on.
Next, invest in some quality software and familiarize yourself with the tools available to you. There's no need to spend a fortune - there are plenty of great programs available for free or at a very reasonable price. Canva is the one I strongly recommend.
Templates to the Rescue
Another way to work quicker is to make use of templates and presets. If you find yourself using the same design elements over and over again, consider creating templates that you can reuse in future projects. This will save you time in the long run and help you maintain a consistent style across your work.
Finally, practice, practice, practice! The more you work on your graphic designs, the better and quicker you'll become at doing them. By following these simple tips, you'll be able to create beautiful graphic designs to brand, sell, and teach your online course in no time.
Ps. You can get access to my perfect course brand workshop, workbook + branding templates here.