Noble Desktop has been a leading design school since 1990. We’ve trained tens of thousands of students in all areas of graphic design: from design theory, to graphic design apps such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
You can learn design skills in one-day intro classes, more in-depth courses, or complete certificate programs. Learn more below to find what’s right for you!
Earn a Graphic Design Certificate
Graphic Design is about visual communication. Photos, type, graphics, color, composition, etc. are used to communicate something to the viewer.
Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading page design and layout application, used to create and publish books, ads, magazines, and more.
Learn Adobe InDesign in these classes:
Adobe InDesign in a Day: This 6-hour class is designed to get you up and running quickly with the fundamentals of InDesign: text, pictures, and pages. To learn InDesign in greater depth, take the InDesign Bootcamp.
Adobe InDesign Bootcamp: This 18-hour class is designed to teach you InDesign thoroughly. You’ll learn about text, pictures, paragraph and character styles, master pages, baseline grid, hyphenation, libraries, and much more.
Learn Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is an essential app that designers and photographers use to enhance their photos and graphics, design website interfaces, and create animations.
Learn Adobe Photoshop in these classes:
Adobe Photoshop in a Day: This 6-hour class is designed to get you up and running quickly with the fundamentals of Photoshop: retouch photos, improve contrast and color, save files for print or web, and more. To learn Photoshop in greater depth, take the Photoshop Bootcamp.
Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp: This 18-hour class is designed teach you a variety of features: retouching and color correcting photos, creating graphics, using layers, masks, paths, filters, type, and more.
Photoshop Advanced Retouching: Improve the quality (and speed) of your Photoshop work. You’ll learn about retouching, complex selections, color correction, color accuracy for print/web output, and more.
Learn Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard for creating vector graphics. Learn to create numerous graphics including logos, patterns, and packaging in Noble Desktop’s hands-on Illustrator classes & bootcamps.
Learn Adobe Illustrator in these classes:
Adobe Illustrator in a Day: This 6-hour class is designed to get you up and running quickly with the fundamentals of Illustrator: the Pen tool, shapes, and basic drawing. To learn Illustrator in greater depth, take the Illustrator Bootcamp.
Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp: This 18-hour class is designed to teach you Illustrator thoroughly. You’ll create numerous graphics, using the standard drawing tools, the Pen tool, type, compound paths, effects, layers, masks, patterns, blends, and more.
From step-by-step training workbooks to a “learn then practice” teaching style, Noble Desktop’s Graphic Design classes are proven to be the most effective. Our instructors work professionally as designers, bringing real-world experience and portfolio examples to the courses. Learn in small classes for personalized attention, and retake the class for free within six months.
“I can’t overestimate the value of this course. With the personalized, hands-on training and step-by-step guide, I gained a much-needed proficiency with InDesign’s core features. From creating brochures to books, these “real world” projects gave me the tools to advance my professional career. Very comprehensive and expertly delivered by the instructor!”
Communications Specialist at Cammack LaRhette Consulting
Attended our Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
“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.”
Attended the Graphic Design Fundamentals class
“I was worried coming into the class about being left behind in the instruction as design classes tend to be fast paced. The instructor, Michele, was extremely personable and patient; I especially liked the comfortable atmosphere of the classroom, and the overall flow of the class was very organized and professional. Clean presentation, great work materials.”
Photo Studio Assistant at The Real Real
Learned to retouch photos and more in our Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp
“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.”
Instructional Systems Designer at Caliper Corp.
Attended the Graphic Design Fundamentals class
“Great class. Coming from a development background with knowledge of Sketch and some basic graphic design concepts, I was able to relate to Dan's helpful and insightful feedback while working through the class website project. He provided suggestions covering a wide range of design elements - content, gestalt principles, typography, color, photo elements, the overall feel, etc.”
Learned UI Design in our Visual Design Bootcamp
“I absolutely loved this class! I had no Illustrator experience going in and now I feel like an Illustrator ninja. Ethan, the instructor, moved quickly enough for those of us already experienced with other Adobe products, but explained everything so clearly that I think even a straight-up beginner would be able to follow along with no problems.”
Webmaster at Columbia University, Office of Communications & Public Affairs
Learned to create graphics in our Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp