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Visual Design for Web & Mobile

Learn Current User Interface (UI) Design Techniques

Learn to design websites for mobile phones, tablets, and desktops using the visual design principles of color, layout, and typography. You’ll learn about visual conventions, standards, and industry trends.

You’ll gain experience with the process and principles for designing responsive websites through lecture and hands-on practice.

You will design and produce one or more projects in this class to come out with portfolio material. Your work will be critiqued and you’ll get feedback to help you improve your designs.

This is a design class, not a coding class. Knowledge of a design app such as Photoshop or Sketch is required.

  • Website design by Jen O’Connor

  • Website design by Duygu Kalaycioglu

  • Mobile design by Mathew Patalano

  • Website design by Craig Maher

  • Website design by Jaclyn Giuntini

  • Website design by Jen O’Connor

  • Website design by Sophie Steinmeyer

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Mac or PC

What You’ll Learn

Design Overview


  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Visual Design
  • UX Is Not UI
Learning from Existing Websites


  • What Works & What Does Not?


  • Color Harmonies
  • Creating Contrast with Color
  • Guidelines for Proper Color Usage
Typography & Fonts


  • Display Text (Such as Headings) versus Body Text
  • Legibility
  • Type Trends
  • Typeface Selection & Pairing
  • Where to Get Web Fonts
  • Ideal Line Height
  • Column Width (Line Length)
  • Hyphenation & Justification
Design Elements


  • Proximity
  • Similarity
  • Continuity
Trends in Web Design


  • Analysis of Example Websites
Design Patterns


  • Example Design Patterns
Multiple Screen Sizes


  • Responsive Web Design
  • Mobile Considerations & Limitations
  • Discoverability Challenges
  • Mobile Navigation
Workflow: Idea to Design


  • Example Web Design Workflows
Getting to Know a Project: Creative Briefs


  • What is a Creative Brief?
  • What to Include in a Creative Brief


  • Issues to Solve
  • Steps in Creating a Wireframe
  • Designing on a Grid System (like Bootstrap)
Wireframe to Refined Design


  • Iterate & Refine
  • Understanding the Mobile Experience

Time for You to Design
Project Work


  • Create Wireframes
  • Turn Your Wireframes into Refined Designs
  • Get Critiques
  • Incorporate Feedback & Improve Your Designs

Why Train With 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 computer graphics training.

Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. 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 or 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.

Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.

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, and 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.

Our Students Love Us! 2200+ Testimonials and 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.