• Lindsay Marsh

    Lindsay Marsh

    Graphic Design Instructor

     I have had many self-made titles over the years: Brand Manager, Digital Architect, Interactive Designer, Graphic Designer, Web Developer and Social Media Expert, to name a few. My name is Lindsay Marsh and I have been creating brand experiences for my clients for over 12 years. As a freelance graphic designer, I have worked on a wide variety of projects both in the digital and print space.I have had the wonderful opportunity of taking classes at some of the top design schools in the world: Parsons at The New School, The Pratt Institute and NYU.I have had the pleasure of teaching over 10,000 students globally online. I have provided private tutoring in the the area of design and marketing for over 8 years.In my free time, I enjoy being with my one year old daughter and my three year old son. I am an avid runner and yoga enthusiast. The thing I enjoy most of all about being a teacher is seeing my students flourish and to be able to start careers that are passionate and rewarding.
Back in the early days of the Internet, graphic design seemed like “Rocket Science” and was reserved for the techies with a creative flair. Today, the landscape has completely changed with the advent of low-cost graphic design apps that have simplified the process of creating cool designs. But, to be a top-notch graphic designer, there are some key fundamental skills that are important to know and apply. In this course, our resident Graphic Design instructor, Lindsay Marsh, will cover such important topics as typography and fonts, working with photography in design, the use of color in design, design layout and blocking, as well as free and paid graphic design tools and apps. This course will equip you to create a whole variety of graphic design projects for your business and for your clients!

Course Reviews

  • Graphic Design Foundations

    Linda Nelson

    Excellent course; very informative and extremely well presented

    Excellent course; very informative and extremely well presented

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  • Amazing, Excellent, Awesome Course

    Lisa Rodgers

    I have no background in design but I've worked with a many of designers. This course showed me not only where to begin but gave me excellent tools and resour...

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    I have no background in design but I've worked with a many of designers. This course showed me not only where to begin but gave me excellent tools and resources that are easy to use. Lindsay March is an excellent teacher.

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  • Mind blowing with fantastic demo's

    Denise Susso

    This course taught me that I know very little about Canva even though I use it. I learnt so much more that it made me want to change my logo as I loved the c...

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    This course taught me that I know very little about Canva even though I use it. I learnt so much more that it made me want to change my logo as I loved the colours and logo that she created lol. Absolutely fantastic course with so much information and because alot of the stuff is free it gives you many changes to practise. Thank you.

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  • Graphic Design Foundations

    Sabrina Espinal

    The Graphic Design Foundations course is outstanding for anyone who creates any type of images. It takes you through the foundation of graphic design includ...

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    The Graphic Design Foundations course is outstanding for anyone who creates any type of images. It takes you through the foundation of graphic design including colors and fonts! This course also does a "deep dive" into Canva and shows how to design images, logos, branding campaigns, portfolios, and how to use and modify pre-made Canva templates. You will also see how you can make graphic design your niche or add it as an offering in your business. After taking this course, I create a gorgeous opt-in giveaway using a Canva magazine style template. Highly Recommended!

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  • Awesome

    LaTonya A. Reed

    I LOVED this course! She was very thorough and very informative.

    I LOVED this course! She was very thorough and very informative.

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  • Excellent Course!

    Paula Holsberry

    This course is incredible. There is plenty to learn in the course, but Lindsey broke it into bite sized chunks so that it became very doable. This material w...

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    This course is incredible. There is plenty to learn in the course, but Lindsey broke it into bite sized chunks so that it became very doable. This material will be helpful in so many aspects of my business.

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  • Graphic Design Foundations

    Kathy Birkett

    As a graphics course - the visual presentation was outstanding! The videos were short, precise and to the point. It did not bore the viewer, and I found th...

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    As a graphics course - the visual presentation was outstanding! The videos were short, precise and to the point. It did not bore the viewer, and I found that I could complete this certification in very short time. While I had used the product (Canva) shown in the presentation before, I found so many more tips and tricks and usages of the program that I was never aware of. Lindsay provided even a timid wanna be designer the confidence to take and utilize the knowledge to help build one's portfolio. I consider this one of the major tools in my toolbox, and I certainly look forward to more certifications and courses similar to this format! Lindsay, your expertise as a graphics designer and an instructor really came through with this certification course! Thank you all so much for posting it.

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Module 1: Introduction to Graphic Design
    • Lesson 1: Meet Your Instructor
    • Lesson 2: Intro to Graphic Design Foundations Program
    • Lesson 3: What is Good Graphic Design?
  • 2
    Module 2: Canva - The Basics
    • Lesson 1: Why Canva?
    • Lesson 2: Design Types and Shapes
    • Lesson 3: Photo Editing
    • Lesson4: The Layering System and Working with Templates
    • Lesson 5: Opening and Saving Documents
    • Lesson 6: What's New with Canva?
  • 3
    Module 3: Typography and Fonts
    • Lesson 1: Type Styles
    • Lesson 2: Using Typography Layout and Design
    • Lesson3: Font Pairing
    • Lesson4: Creating a Poster Using Only Typography
    • Lesson 5A: Type Hierarchy
    • Lesson 5B: Create a Business Card and Practice Type Hierarchy
  • 4
    Module 4: Working with Photography in Design
    • Lesson 1: Photography and Design
    • Lesson 2: Cropping Photography
    • Lesson 3: Photo Filters and Effects
    • Lesson4: Book Cover Part 1
    • Lesson 5: Book Cover Part 2
  • 5
    Module 5: Color
    • Lesson 1: Color Theory
    • Lesson 2: Colors and Emotions
    • Lesson 3: Finding the Right Color Palette
    • Lesson 4: Logo Design Part 1
    • Lesson 5: Logo Design Part 2
  • 6
    Module 6: Layout and Blocking
    • Lesson 1A: Basic Layout Principles
    • Lesson 1B: Effective Layout Tips
    • Lesson 2: Create a Social Media Graphic
    • Lesson 3: Create a Flyer
    • Lesson 4: Create a Brochure Part 1
    • Lesson 5: Create a Brochure Part 2
  • 7
    Module 7: Graphic Design Tools & Resources
    • Lesson 1: The Legal Side of Photos
    • Lesson 2: Free Graphic Resources
    • Lesson 3: Paid Graphic Resources
    • Graphic Design Tools Guide
  • 8
    Module 8: Your Design Projects
    • Four Design Projects
  • 9
    Module 9: Start Your Design Portfolio
    • Lesson 1: Portfolio Building Basics
    • Lesson 2: Displaying Your Projects
    • Lesson 3: Creating Your Cover Page
    • Lesson 4: Creating Your First Project Part 1
    • Lesson 5: Creating Your First Project Part 2
    • Lesson 6: Experimenting with Other Project Presentations
    • Lesson 7: Free Online Portfolio Option
  • 10
    Final Course Survey
    • Graphic Design Foundations Survey