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Certificate in Visual Design

  • Learn Graphic Design Fundamentals

    Learn Graphic Design Fundamentals

    Learn about composition, typography, color, and more

  • Design for Web & Mobile

    Design for Web & Mobile

    Create designs using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch

  • Create a Portfolio

    Create a Portfolio

    Walk away with sharp designs to show to prospective employers

“Maurizio has enabled me to be a lot more confident with my design skills; he’s also opened up a world of fun by teaching me new skills, the history of design, making me aware of pioneering designers and giving me a vast list of design sites to visit to continue my education.”

– Stephen Bliss, Artist/Designer

Certificate Program

6 courses approved by the NY State Department of Education

This is the recommended class order, but you may make changes.

Adobe Photoshop

  • Learn to retouch photos, create graphics, and more.
  • Improve your images by adjusting color, contrast, and more.
  • Learn how to prepare images for use on the web or in print.
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Photoshop for Web & UI

  • Use Photoshop to create and optimize graphics for web and user interface design.
  • Create wireframes and turn them into finished designs that are optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop screens.
  • Learn how to design on grids, extract image assets, create hi‑res 2x graphics, and more.
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Adobe Illustrator

  • Learn how to create many different types of graphics: from logos to patterns, from packaging to type, and much more.
  • Learn how to use the Pen tool with our drawing templates. They will help you through the process of creating digital drawings.
  • Learn to create vector graphics for both web and print.
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  • Use Sketch to create and optimize graphics for web and user interface design.
  • Create wireframes and turn them into finished designs that are optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop screens.
  • Learn how to design on grids, extract image assets, create hi‑res 2x graphics, and more.
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Graphic Design Fundamentals

  • Broaden your understanding of graphic design concepts and processes, both formal and conceptual.
  • Understand the elements of design and enhance your skill as a designer.
  • Develop and expand your portfolio.
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Visual Design for Web & Mobile

  • Learn to design websites for mobile, and desktop.
  • Apply design principles such as color, layout, and typography to webpages.
  • Learn about visual conventions, standards, and trends.
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  • Noble Desktop Workbooks
  • Step by Step Workbooks Included

    We write our own books so we can teach you more,
    but in less time

Create Your Own Flexible Schedule

90 hours, day, evening, and weekend classes

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  • Weekend Classes




$3,800. Save $1,075 compared to regular class prices.

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Questions? Call 212.226.4149 or email

  • Tanya Codispodi
  • “I enjoyed every class that I took at Noble Desktop.
    Their method of teaching is the best I have experienced,
    during all my years building my professional skills. ”

    Tanya Codispodi, Freelance Art Director/Designer

Why Train at Noble?

27 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional web development training.

Our Teaching Method is Better

We don’t ask you to simply follow along as the instructor demonstrates. Instead, we ask you to listen and watch while the instructor teaches. This means you can focus 100% of your attention to the lesson at hand. After each demonstration, you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. The instructor is also freed up to walk around the classroom, giving one-on-one attention to your questions. This “learn, then practice” method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional “follow along” classes.

We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn’t find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.

We Provide Computers, Mac & PC

Since when did training centers expect you to bring a laptop? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to bring a laptop, ask why you aren’t being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms. (Though you are welcome to bring a laptop if you prefer to work on your own machine.)

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If within the first half of the class you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll give you a full refund. Please note any request needs to be made before the halfway point of any class.

We Are NY State-Licensed & Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe’s quality-control standards.

Students Love Us! 2200+ Testimonials & Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2200 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.