Noble Desktop offers hands-on classes in the top applications used for Visual Design, including Sketch, Photoshop, and Adobe XD, as well as a project-based Visual Design Bootcamp. If you’re looking for a rigorous program, try our Visual Design Certificate.
“If you want to break into web / digital design, this is a great way to break the ice and dive in.”
“The Visual Design bootcamp is a must for anyone getting into the UI field. Dan Rodney is a great instructor with lots of knowledge and enthusiasm. I learned a great deal in a short period of time. Very happy I decided to go with Noble Desktop.”
“After many years in print graphic design and art direction, I would recommend this class to anyone needing to upgrade or update their training for digital design.”
“Sketch in a day is the perfect way to pick up the skill set needed to start using the program.”
Associate Creative Director, thelab
“Great in-a-day overview. Everything you need to know to get started.”
Assoc. Creative Director, HAVAS Worldwide
“I've taken 3 classes so far at Noble. It's the best way to learn design programs, in my opinion.”
“Dan's a very knowledgeable and helpful instructor. He really knows Sketch in and out and also can compare Sketch features to other popular programs. As a long-time Sketch user, I was surprised at how much I learned in this class. Very worthwhile class! ”
UX Design Manager, Google
“Classes content is very wide, full of import tips and details that help you improve your work. It's totally worth it!”
“Michele R. was a great instructor. She made the class easy to follow, plenty of questions were asked and she had all the answers that made everything clear as day. The last time I took a class here I was learning Indesign when it first launched. I was so impressed when I took that one, that coming back for Sketch was a no-brainer.”
Creative Director, Arcade Beauty
“This class has a good text book to help guide you every step of the way. If you are serious about learning Web Design, this is a good place to start.”
Graphic Designer/Photographer, Eric Strausman Design
“Sketch in a Day is the ideal class to start off learning the program. It's presented really well and the lessons are easy to follow. I feel like I know so much more about Sketch now. Michele has a great attitude and a great teaching approach, which made me very happy that I chose Noble Desktop.”
“There's no other place to go for digital course instruction. Noble Desktop is a one-stop place to be.”
Associate Art Director, ESPN
“Despite only being a day long, I feel very confident in my ability to pickup and run with Sketch in the future.”
Data Analyst, NYCDOHMH
“This intro Sketch class was great! Lessons were easy to understand and Dan was full of useful tips and information to get you started on mastering the program.”
Art Director, Braze
“Adobe XD in a Day provides the essential fundamentals for Adobe XD in a concise format. You walk away from the class with a very good understanding of how it works and the potential it has for your future design work. Easy to understand presentation and a good overall classroom vibe to learn within.”
“Fantastic teacher and course! Really gets into tips and tricks to wow even the most seasoned Photoshop users.”
“Definitely will provide a solid grasp of Sketch in a very short amount of time. It opens a door to digital cross-platform design in a concise one-day session.”
Art Director, Mark Maltais Art Direction + Design
“Having some knowledge in visual design, I wasn't sure if I needed this course but decided to take the leap. It was a fantastic course than gave me more insight toward visual guidelines, ideas and strategies that I have already put into place the day after class. I recommend this class to anyone looking to gain more knowledge in this field.”
Learned design fundamentals and concepts through the visual design courses
“I'd approached this class with an open mind because while I'm a "Photoshop veteran" I hadn't used it for website wire framing. Simply put the Photoshop for Web Design & UI course material is directly in line with the subject. There was much that I learned that I wished I had known about before for my own projects. I found the course's "real world" scenarios/examples to be very educational. The course's instructor Ethan was masterful.”
Learned to design responsive website layouts using Photoshop
“The Visual Design Bootcamp class offers great tips and direction for building websites visually and accurately. I learned so much in just 3 days and felt prepared to start my own projects right away. Dan is a patient instructor and gives great advice on your project throughout the 3-day class.”
Completed the Visual Design Certificate program
“I was so impressed with this class! Our teacher Ethan as incredible, and his teaching style was perfect to take in a lot of info but also keep us moving, no matter the level. Was truly impressed with the amount I took away and feel it was worth every penny. I'll be back again and will definitely recommend to friends!”
ink + mortar
Learned to design interfaces using Sketch
“Great class. Very clear instruction. Good balance of activities and "lecture". Lots of hands on help. I came in a novice and left feeling like a professional.”
Learned the keys to designing for print and web in the Visual Design Certificate program
“Great class. 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.” Harteg Wariyar, Software Developer, Feb 15, 2018
Learn visual design with personalized attention
Learn then Practice
Learn design applications by first watching a short demo, then by actually practicing on real-world projects. Our instructors are all industry professionals who draw on their experience to teach you practical, professional skills.
Visual designer working on web page user interface
Design for Web & Mobile
In our visual design courses you’ll learn to design great looking web pages that are optimized for any screen size (mobile, tablet, and desktop). Learn to create your designs using Sketch, Photoshop, or Adobe XD.
Photoshop has been around the longest and is used by many web designers. It is a photo editor with web design features added on, so some web designers are turning to other apps such as Sketch and Adobe XD which were created solely for the purpose of visual and UX design.
Sketch is a Mac only app that many web designers are using, and more people every day are switching to it. Not only can you create your designs (for website, apps, etc.), but you can even turn them into working protoypes to show clients and do user testing with.
Adobe XD is a newer Adobe app that is very similar to Sketch. It’s an easy to use app that enables you do design and protype your ideas. Unlike Sketch though, it works on Mac and PC. It’s the newest of these apps, and is still continuing to develop rapidly.