Top Chicago Graphic Design Courses

Find the perfect Graphic Design class for you in Chicago. We’ve found 73 courses available in-person or live online with class duration ranging from 6 hours to 12 weeks and pricing ranging from $250 to $14,950.

  • ONLC Training Centers Adobe CC Graphic Design Bootcamp

    Adobe CC Graphic Design Bootcamp is a 5-day course that allows students to master the core skills needed to work in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. The curriculum is designed for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of Creative Cloud and how to utilize the Creative Cloud panel to later excel with more advanced content.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
    • $1,995
    • 5 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • American Graphics Institute Graphic Design Certificate

    In our Graphic Design Certificate class, students learn the foundation for graphic design skills, creating illustration, photo retouching, digital and print layouts, and digital tools. The graphic design certificate is available either online or in-person. All certificate courses in both formats are led by live instructors with personalized attention from our instructors and staff.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $3,600
    • 90 Hours
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • Noble Desktop Graphic Design Certificate

    In this 72-hour certificate program, participants will learn the skills needed to become a graphic designer. Attendees start by learning industry-standard apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Students then learn and put into practice design fundamentals such as design theory, composition, typography, color, and more. During the program, students will work on multiple design projects including logos, social media graphics, album art, advertisements, and more. Attendees will learn the skills needed to start a career as a graphic designer and walk away with projects they can use in a portfolio to show prospective employers or clients. The program includes a free retake and several step-by-step workbooks.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $2,995
    • 72 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • Ledet Training Adobe Creative Cloud Print 501

    Master key aspects of the Adobe Creative Cloud in this three-day, beginner-level, hands-on course. Working with Photoshop, InDesign Illustrator, and Bridge, participants explore topics like imaging, painting, retouching, illustrating, adding color, using drawing tools, building documents, and working with text, styles, and graphics.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $1,499
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
  • Ledet Training Creative Design Bundle

    This intensive fifteen-day course allows participants to master some key Adobe concepts and functions. The Photoshop portion of this eight-course bundle helps participants master raster graphics and create stunning digital art. Students also explore some core Acrobat functions, like viewing, creating, manipulating, printing, and managing PDF files. InDesign, a desktop typesetting and publishing platform, enables users to create physical and digital marketing materials. Finally, in the Illustrator portion of this bundle, students work with vector graphics to design and edit projects.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $5,495
    • 15 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
  • Noble Desktop Graphic Design Bootcamp

    In this 18-hour class, participants will learn about graphic design theory and practices as they work on a variety of design projects and get feedback to maximize design quality. Students will also learn about design theory, composition, typography, color, as well as other design elements. Students will work on multiple design projects including logos, social media graphics, album art, advertisements, and more. Attendees will walk away with projects they can use in a portfolio to show prospective employers or clients. The class includes a free retake and a slide deck with useful info, links, and tips & tricks.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $975
    • 18 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Intermediate
    • Free Retake
  • American Graphics Institute Creative Cloud Training Class for Print Design

    This 1-day program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the use of Adobe Creative Cloud for creating print and digital designs. Students will receive a copy of the Creative Cloud Digital Classroom book, which provides a guide for the class, and a reference for after completing the course. This course provides a survey of the tools used for print design, including InDesign, Photoshop, and more.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $1,495
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • General Assembly UX Design Immersive

    This UX design course is designed to help individuals with little to no UX experience learn the common tools and concepts to launch their UX career. Through their blended learning model, students will be able to hone their UX design skills through 20 hours of introductory lessons, in-class project work, and though the support of a devoted career coach. Students in this course will start their UX journeys by learning the foundations and fundamentals in UX, like the design process, affinity mapping, rapid prototyping, and usability testing. As the course progresses, students will switch to UI foundations, design iteration and development, and best practices when working with a product team. The program concludes with UX's real-world implications, like working with clients and projects, as well as a final stage dedicated entirely to career planning and building your personal brand.

    In-person @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $14,950
    • 12 Weeks
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
  • General Assembly UX Design Course

    This beginner UX course is a 40-hour in-person or online program aimed at giving students the fundamentals to succeed in the fast-paced field of UX. The course curriculum covers a range of important UX topics, including user experience research, content strategy, wireframing, prototyping, and usability testing. Students build skills quickly through GA's hands-on approach, and students will build experience with two of the most common platforms in the industry: Sketch and Invision. Graduates of the program walk away with a capstone project in addition to foundational skills required to start a career in UX design.

    In-person @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $3,950
    • 40 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
  • General Assembly Visual Design Course

    This visual design course is a flexible program meant to help individuals with little to no prior experience get exposure and learn how to create stunning digital products. Through their blended learning model, students will gain access to pre-learning and setup videos to hit the ground running. Students in this course will gain the ability to use visual techniques to guide influence customer emotions, communicate simple solutions, and center attention with layouts and patterns. This course will also give students a better understanding of using typeface to convey meaning, improve messaging, understand the psychology of color, and use visual communication best practices to make sure your message resonates with key stakeholders. This course is punctuated with a final project where students showcase their visual design knowledge through a production-ready mockup to be displayed on a dynamic web page.

    In-person @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $2,800
    • 32 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
  • Training Connection Illustrator 2020 Quickstart

    This 1-day beginner class will give students the skills they need to begin using Adobe Illustrator. Intended for aspiring graphic designers and marketers, this course will teach students the basics of this software. Students will learn how to use the Pen Tool, work with vector graphics, design icons, and export their work to the web. With in-person instruction from professionals, students will quickly gain the confidence to use this powerful tool.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $495
    • 1 Day
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • Training Connection Illustrator 2020 Fundamentals

    This 3-day fundamentals course will teach students to use Adobe Illustrator effectively. Guided by professionals in a face-to-face learning experience, students will learn how to design icons, use swatches and complex shapes, and create vectors and multiple graphic elements. Students will also learn how to use the Pathfinder Panel and WARP Tools. Real-world projects will give students relevant skills that they can immediately use.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $1,195
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • Training Connection Illustrator 2020 Advanced

    For those ready for the next level, this advanced course in Adobe Illustrator is a 2-day, in-person program that ensures mastery of this powerful tool. Through real-world projects and instruction from professionals in the field, students will learn advanced illustrator skills. These skills include: how to design infographics, create vector 3D art, work with typography, use Blending Modes, and navigate the Might Appearance Panel. By learning the proper workflows, students will learn how to maximize their use of Adobe Illustrator.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $895
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
    • Free Retake
  • Training Connection InDesign 2020 Quickstart

    This program gives students the ability to learn the basics of InDesign in one day. Using a series of five real-world projects, students will learn how to navigate the program and use it to create magazine ads, letters, print layouts, and magazine spreads. Having face-to-face instruction from professionals in the field ensures that students have real-time support as they learn the basics. Students will leave this program with the ability to use the basic features of Adobe InDesign.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $495
    • 1 Day
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • Training Connection InDesign 2020 Fundamentals

    This fundamentals course in Adobe InDesign features face-to-face instruction from real professionals. Students will learn how to create publishing projects similar to what they would create in the real world, such as vector maps, letters, magazine ads, and more. Each unit of this course features a project deliverable, such as a magazine cover or multi-panel brochure. This 3-day program will give students a foundational understanding of how to use this publishing tool.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $1,195
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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