Learn at a Top Design School
Launch your career or expand your design skills in classes and certificate programs in New York City. Get started in introductory workshops or learn comprehensively in New York-licensed certificate programs.
From designing websites to graphics, user interfaces, and animations, you can learn the latest design techniques at Noble Desktop. Our courses feature custom training manuals developed by a team of experts and focus on practical and in-demand skills by completing real-world design projects.
Design Classes for Everyone
If you want to learn a new skill before signing up for a class, come to one of our free seminars in SoHo, New York City. Our instructors will guide you through design activities in two hours or less.
If you’re prepared to launch a new career, we offer state-licensed design certificate programs online or in‑person at our SoHo campus. Take short courses to build your portfolio of skills and complete additional courses later to earn a certificate.
Graphic Design Classes
Graphic Design is visual communication through artwork or combined images and text. Graphic designers create logos, social media graphics, brochures, advertising materials, logos, product packaging, and more.
Designers use apps such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator to create their designs for use digitally and in print.Learn Graphic Design
Web Design Classes
Web design involves both design and coding. Some people do both aspects, while others concentrate on either design or coding. It’s increasingly valuable to learn both.
UX Design Classes
A UX designer is a “people person” that focuses on the needs of users to enhance a product (website, app, etc). Rather than designing graphics, UX designers conduct user research, create and test ideas with prototypes, and do user testing to see how things perform.
In our UX Design courses, you’ll work on task-based assignments including conducting user research, developing personas, drawing wireframes, designing fully-functional prototypes, and presenting work.Learn UX Design
UI/Visual Design Classes
UI or Visual designers work with UX designers to design visuals for websites, apps, and more. They determine the colors, typography, and appearance based on insights gained from the UX design process.
Get started learning the visual design tools such as Sketch, Adobe XD, and Photoshop. Aspiring visual designers can attend our Visual Design Bootcamp to create portfolio pieces and learn design theory. Earn a Certificate in Visual Design in our comprehensive program.Learn UI Design
Motion Design Classes
Motion designers combine graphics, sound, motion, and visual design techniques to create more compelling visuals. Use Adobe After Effects to animate graphics and text, and edit video in Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro.
Get started with video editing and motion graphics applications in short courses, and continue learning and developing a portfolio in the Certificate in Motion Graphics. Graduates will create portfolio projects and get feedback from a top motion designer in New York.Learn Motion Design
Because of our small class sizes, you’ll receive individual support when you need help. Our courses begin with students working on design-based projects right away. At each class, you’ll receive a custom training manual developed by our team of instructional experts that are frequently updated for new design trends and application updates.
Peter, a Senior Manager of Creative Services at WebMD, comments, “I highly recommend the course and Noble Desktop overall. Instructors are the best, and the exercises and manuals prove helpful long after the class has ended. Noble is the only place I would consider taking a course. It continues to help me grow in my design career.”
Our Supportive Learning Community
We’re excited to welcome you to our learning community at our headquarters in SoHo. Dan Rodney, Director and Head of Curriculum at Noble says, “In the Noble community, some people have been taking courses with us for decades. They keep coming back to learn new skills as the industry changes and coding has evolved, trusting us to teach them the newest coding languages and design tools.”
Top Design School in New York since 1990
Since we started in 1990, over 40,000 designers have attended Noble Desktop’s courses. Our seminars, courses, and intensive programs have earned more than 2,000 reviews from designers and developers in New York and abroad. Our alumni are employed at top international firms, including NBCUniversal, Oracle, American Express, and publishing giant Condé Nast. Many of our alumni are successful freelance designers.