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Graphic Design Bootcamp

Learn Graphic Design Fundamentals & Build Your Portfolio

In this hands-on graphic design course, you will expand your knowledge of design concepts and processes while producing portfolio projects. This class focuses on how to design and assumes knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

Throughout the course, you'll produce several portfolio projects, including logos, social media graphics, stationery, book/eBook covers, album covers, event posters, and email announcements.

Assignments will be critiqued during class both by the instructor and during group critiques. You’ll incorporate the feedback into your work and finish the assignment in class, or outside of class as homework (you should expect to work outside of class). By the end of this class, we hope you’ll have at least five finished pieces for your portfolio.

Get Started with the Graphic Design Applications

See our full suite of graphic design classes: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Learn any app you’re interested in, or learn them all to be a well rounded graphic designer. Then take this Graphic Design Bootcamp where you’ll put them into practice and become a better designer and start building your portfolio.

Earn a Certificate

Take this Graphic Design Bootcamp along with Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to earn a New York State-licensed Certificate in Graphic Design.

Noble Desktop is a leading design school in New York City, specializing in graphic design, web design, and UX/UI design. Since 1990, we have taught thousands of designers and freelancers the latest trends and applications. Advance your skills with hands-on classes and certifications, or customize a corporate training program for your team.

  • Small Classes
  • Computer Provided
  • Top Instructors
  • Free Retake

Take this class as part of a certificate program and save:

  • Subway poster by graphic design student

    Subway Poster by Victoria Greiss

  • Brand identity by graphic design student

    Brand Identity by Juliana Cooper

  • Book cover art by graphic design student

    Book Cover by Juliana Cooper

  • Album cover artwork by graphic design student

    Album Cover by Peter Lam

Rated NYC's Best Graphic Design Bootcamp

Learn the fundamentals of graphic design at Noble Desktop, a leading graphic design school in NYC since 1990, by learning the applications and creating several projects.

  • “Real world assignments that strengthen your creativity. ”

    Dianamarie Borrero

  • “Noble Desktop is a wonderful resource for aspiring graphic designers. I would recommend the immersive certificate course to anyone who is looking to brush up on their Adobe Creative Suite skills and get a jumpstart on compiling a portfolio.”

    Anna Otis

  • “This is a thoughtfully organized, well paced and delivered, practical course—a sort of ‘finishing school’ for the graphic designer.”

    Dorcas Gelabert

    Attended the Graphic Design Fundamentals course

  • “From now on, when I think of “creative/graphics” training, I’ll think of Noble. I loved the patience, knowledge, and professionalism of the instructor. I learned so much I feel I can now teach it :) Can’t wait for my future classes.”

    Dani Weiden

    Learned the foundations of graphic design in Noble's design course

  • “Already working in the graphic design industry, this class was a great refresher course and helped me to remember why I chose to pursue graphic design as a career.”

    Kristine Seubert

    Learned key design concepts and processes in Graphic Design Fundamentals

  • “Alfred made each class very enjoyable. His energy and attitude made it easy to look forward to class each week. I recommend this course to anyone that is looking to learn more about Graphic Design. ”

    Jack Smith

  • “Graphic Design Fundamentals is a great class for new or experienced designers. Alfred gives a perfect synopsis of graphic design history, influential graphic designers and great creative examples. I left the class with exciting new portfolio pieces and I highly recommend this class.”

    Victoria Greiss

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there prerequisites for this course?

    Yes. Students should have strong working knowledge in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

  • Do I need to bring anything to the class?

    No. We provide computers (Mac or PC) with Adobe Creative Cloud installed. Choose your operating system at checkout.

  • What is the focus or goal of this course?

    This course covers graphic design theory and techniques and helps participants develop and apply skills to projects. This course does not focus on how to use any particular design application.

    If you are interested in learning professional design apps (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) in addition to developing portfolio projects (which you do in this class), we recommend our Graphic Design Certificate Program.

  • Do you offer discounts or a payment plan for this course?

    • 10% Alumni Discount: Get 10% off this course if you’ve previously taken any 12+ hour course.
    • $100 Individuals Discount: Take $100 off this course if you’re an individual paying for yourself (you’re not being reimbursed by a company).

    Discounts are applied at checkout (no promo code required) and will be verified after you place your order. Discounts are subject to change. Read our discount policies for more details.

    Payment Plan

    This course is not eligible for a payment plan, which is only available for programs priced at $2,495 and above. Read our Payment Plan FAQ for more details.

    Take this course as part of a certificate program and save:
  • Can I take this course online (remote learning)?

    Sorry, but this training is not available online.

Create Portfolio Projects

“Graphic Design Fundamentals is a great class for new or experienced designers. Alfred gives a perfect synopsis of graphic design history, influential graphic designers and great creative examples. I left the class with exciting new portfolio pieces and I highly recommend this class.”
Victoria Greiss, Creative Director

Student designing graphics at NYC graphic design school

Earn a Certificate in Graphic Design

Learn graphic design applications & techniques at NYC's best graphic design classes and earn a NYS-licensed Visual Design or Graphic Design certificate.

Students earning a Graphic Design Certificate

Design Real-World Projects

Learn the fundamentals of graphic design as you design and produce five real-world projects. Design and create a range of projects including a logo, social media graphics, books, album covers, stationery, and an event poster.

Book cover created in graphic design course