Learn design on your own time, 100% online.

The School of Graphic Design offers an expanding library of accessible, online classes to help you develop your professional design know-how — whether you’re designing full-time, filling the gap at your workplace, or just dabbling for funsies.

Our classes include:

Examples of Classes


  • Intro to Graphic Design
  • How Do I Start a Design Career?
  • Where Do I Start My Learning Journey?
  • Addressing Real Small Business Design Needs
  • Color Basics
  • Communications
  • Design Ethics
  • Design History
  • Design Process
  • Design Thinking
  • How to Hire the Right Designer for Your Business
  • Ideation
  • Intro to Typography


  • Accessibility in Design
  • Branding for Small Businesses
  • Composition
  • Creating a Mood Board
  • Designing for Instagram
  • Designing for Social Media
  • Design Research
  • Digital Design
  • File Management
  • Graphic Sourcing
  • Imaging
  • Intermediate Typography
  • Let’s Learn Layouts
  • Marketing Basics for Small Businesses
  • Maximizing Templates
  • Writing a Design Brief


  • Animated Design
  • Collaborative Design
  • Communicating Design Needs
  • Designing for USPS
  • Design Portfolio Review
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Graphic Design in the Corporate World
  • Graphic Design in the Nonprofit World
  • International Design
  • Neuroaesthetics
  • Persuasive Design Speak
  • Typography Explorations
  • Using AI in Design
  • Working with Budgets
  • Writing Design Contracts
  • Visual Storytelling

Software Requirements

None. Use whatever software or tool you use for your everyday design work. Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, — we won’t judge. We focus on teaching you the principles of graphic design so you can design like a professional.

Technology Needed

A computer with an up-to-date browser and internet access. You can also download our learning platform’s app onto your mobile device and learn on the go!