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Design Logos Like a Graphic Designer

Each session in this ongoing Graphic Design class brings a new challenge to wow a different "client" with a thought out logo design that meets client needs, encouraging creativity and honing planning skills along the way.
Ami Dehghan
1 total review for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Sat Aug 13

Meets Once per week
1:30am - 2:25am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Sat Aug 13

Meets Once per week
7:30pm - 8:25pm
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Class Experience

Learners will work on understanding a client's needs and learn to give helpful feedback and accept it in return. Planning and time management skills will be emphasized as this is a highly condensed version of the design process. Though established art skills are not required for this course, repeated sessions will improve them since practice really does help. 
I am a former homeschooler with a design background. Though not a graphic designer, my life has involved design in the forms of architecture, art, and interior design. I'm going to count my husband being a graphic designer for years in there too! This class is modeled after a few different college design courses I have had the pleasure of taking-- varying in the form of design they focused on, yet sharing aspects that made their lessons universal. I have combined those aspects into the method we will use in this class, which becomes a compressed version of the design process. 
No homework assigned as each class stands alone. However, for those who are considering careers in design, they may create a  honed version, more renderings, and different mockups outside of class with less stringent time constraints. Learners are welcome to present them through the classroom page. Totally optional!

If you are taking the class and wanting credit, then a couple extra hours outside of class will be necessary. In addition to further work on final versions, some mockups, and presentations, it will be necessary to communicate with me and other students through the classroom page throughout the week.
- Plenty of paper. A sketchpad is useful but not required. Vellum is great for serious designers to uses on final drafts. Plain white, graph paper, or tracing paper work well for planning. - Pencil and eraser - Black pen, marker, felt tip pen, etc. (I do not recommend ball point pens for final drafts) - Markers or Colored pencils. Other coloring medium okay. - A folder for ongoing students to keep their work. Out of unlined, plain paper? Your markers run dry? Join anyway. We can always make it work! Prefer to draw on a tablet? Digital art is fine for the final logo portion of each class, however I will not be teaching any applications so students should have a basic knowledge of their digital drawing tools. Some learning as you go is okay. All drafts and planning should be done on physical paper.
Since this is an ongoing class that students may hop in and out of, no formal assessment is made and it is kept light and laid back so that all skill levels can join. Each class allows students to see their progress from initial sketches to final design. 

However, students who choose to take it more seriously and create portfolios can see their progress across many weeks. I can assess student involvement during class, individual designs, and portfolios, giving more detailed feedback when requested for those looking to improve their skills and possibly pursue a career in design. 

*For anyone wanting homeschool or charter credit, please let me know as soon as possible. In many states, this usually requires 15 weeks of attendance and a couple extra hours of work each week, which would involve refining logos, possible additional assignments, and communicating with me and getting feedback throughout the week. I am flexible on the weekly time commitment in order to match your state or country requirements, as provided by your family. For students needing graded credit, I will keep a log for their attendance, class involvement, design progress within class, work outside of class, communication outside of class, additional assignments, presentations, and a final portfolio. This can all be done through this ongoing class, or through a separate Multi-Day version of the class if requested. 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Ami Dehghan
Lives in the United States
I love learning, art, design, and exploring
1 total review
8 completed classes

About Me


My name is Ami, pronounced Aww- meee.  I have a background in architecture and art, having worked off and on as a consultant and designer for about 15 years. I also had the pleasure of homeschooling my son for a few years until I was able to... 
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