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Discover your creative potential in the world of graphic design with a wide range of classes offered in San Diego. Learn essential skills, unleash your imagination, and create stunning visuals that leave a lasting impact.

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Graphic Design Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn the Adobe Creative Cloud apps used by professionals and master graphic design concepts to create stunning modern designs and build an impressive portfolio that showcases your skills to prospective clients or employers.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$2,995

13 sessions

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Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Enhance your photos and create stunning graphics with this comprehensive Photoshop course. From removing unwanted elements to making precise selections, you'll master essential techniques to transform your images. Unleash your creativity and learn from industry experts.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of page layout and design with Adobe InDesign. Create stunning books, magazines, and advertisements while learning essential techniques for professional typesetting. Elevate your design skills and unleash your creativity with this comprehensive InDesign course.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Unlock your creativity with industry-standard design software. Master the tools and techniques of Adobe Illustrator to create stunning graphics, logos, and more. Elevate your design skills with Noble Desktop's Illustrator Bootcamp.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$975

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InDesign in a Day

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the fundamentals of InDesign and take your design skills to the next level with this intensive course. Learn how to create stunning layouts, work with text and images, and create professional-grade designs in no time. Take the first step towards becoming an InDesign pro at Noble Desktop.

(374) Beginner 18 and older

Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Enhance your photos and create stunning graphics with this comprehensive course on Adobe Photoshop. Learn essential techniques like removing unwanted elements, making selections, and saving files for various mediums. Unleash your creativity and master the art of photo editing and graphic design.

(680) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Figma Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to master Figma and become a pro in UI/UX design with this comprehensive course that covers everything from the basics to advanced features. Craft stunning user interfaces and experiences, design complex prototypes, and collaborate seamlessly with others using Figma's cloud-based platform. Elevate your design skills and create professional-grade designs with ease.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$695

2 sessions

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Photoshop in a Day

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of photo editing and graphic creation in just one day with this intensive course. Develop your skills in retouching, adjusting color and contrast, and removing unwanted elements from photos. Transform your images and unleash your creativity with this comprehensive Photoshop workshop.

(374) Beginner 18 and older

Photoshop Certification Program

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Unlock your creative potential and become an Adobe Certified Professional in this hands-on program that takes your Photoshop skills to the next level.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$2,499

5 sessions

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UI Design Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Become a skilled UI designer and master the essential design concepts and apps used by professionals. Create an impressive portfolio of projects that showcase your skills in website and mobile app design.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$3,995

19 sessions

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Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

NYIM Training - Virtually Online

Master the art of graphic design and image editing with hands-on projects in the Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp. Learn techniques for retouching, color correction, and creating stunning graphics. No prior experience is necessary.

(742) Beginner 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Figma Masterclass

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to master Figma and become a pro in UI/UX design with this comprehensive course that covers everything from the basics to advanced features. Craft stunning user interfaces and experiences, design complex prototypes, and collaborate seamlessly with others using Figma's cloud-based platform. Elevate your design skills and create professional-grade designs with ease.

(374) Advanced 18 and older
$995

6 sessions

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Photoshop Masterclass

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Gain beginner through advanced Photoshop skills in this comprehensive course. You'll learn everything from basic photo manipulation to detailed retouching techniques, photo compositing, and incorporating AI generation with Adobe Firefly.

(374) Beginner 18 and older
$1,670

5 sessions

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Graphic Design Portfolio Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Take your graphic design skills to the next level and build an impressive portfolio with Noble Desktop's hands-on course. Learn how to design logos, social media graphics, book covers, and more while receiving feedback from industry professionals. Elevate your career in graphic design today!

(374) All levels 18 and older
$1,295

5 sessions

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Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

NYIM Training - Virtually Online

Master the essential and in-demand skills of Adobe InDesign in this comprehensive bootcamp. From effective table and column usage to advanced text styles and 4-color printing, this course will elevate your knowledge and confidence to the next level. Ideal for professionals in print, advertising, or graphic design industries.

(742) Beginner 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Adobe Photoshop Private Training

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to retouch and color correct photos, combine images, and create graphics in Photoshop. This course covers the basic and intermediate features of Photoshop, such as color/contrast, photo retouching, layers, masks, filters, and saving files for web/video/print.

(374) All levels 13 and older

Adobe InDesign Private Training

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to design professional page layouts with text & graphics in Adobe InDesign. this course covers styling, importing, packaging, and advanced techniques like styles, master pages, and tables. Perfect for creating books, magazines, and ads.

(374) All levels 13 and older

Adobe Illustrator Private Training

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to draw and edit vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator. This course covers the basics and advanced features, including the Pen tool, effects, layers, masks, and more. Perfect for creating logos, icons, and packaging.

(374) All levels 13 and older

Graphic Design Private Tutoring

Noble Desktop

Expand your knowledge of design concepts and processes in this hands-on Graphic Design Bootcamp. Produce portfolio projects including logos, social media graphics, book covers, and more, while receiving feedback from instructors and peers. Take your design skills to the next level and create a professional portfolio website with Adobe Portfolio.

(374) All levels 18 and older

Graphic Design Portfolio Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Expand your graphic design skills and create a stunning portfolio with this hands-on bootcamp. Learn how to design professional logos, book covers, social media graphics, and more, while receiving valuable feedback and critiques. Take your design career to the next level.

(680) All levels 18 and older
$1,295

5 sessions

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Reviews for Graphic Design Classes in San Diego

Graphic Design Classes in San Diego are rated 4.5 stars based on 1,796 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Anh T. on 11/21/2019
    Very enthusiastic instructor. Class was fun!
  • InDesign in a Day

    Anonymous review on 4/29/2019
    Perfect!! Well organized and very informative.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by Tiffany C. on 3/27/2019
    The class equips with everything that you need to know to make something as simple as a letter to a magazine spread. Our instructor, Michele, is clearly experienced in the field and offers personal tips with the program and is able to answer all questions thrown at her.
  • Photoshop in a Day

    Anonymous review on 12/15/2018
    Great Intro Class Left with some skills!
  • Photoshop in a Day

    Anonymous review on 9/12/2018
    It was exactly what I wanted to learn in a day. Very informative in the basics of photoshop.
  • Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Chelsea M. on 9/6/2018
    This class was great! It was great to learn 3 lessons per session. The instructors were very sweet and helpful!
  • Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Matthew J J. on 6/14/2018
    The class gave a clear and concise overview of all Photoshop functions along with hands-on exercises to experience them in real time. The course is smartly put together and Michele (our instructor) was a delight!
  • Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Blair H. on 4/13/2018
    Absolutely love Ethan! He was an excellent professor and I am so happy to have had the opportunity to learn from him.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by Mahasiah B. on 12/9/2017
    Michelle was great! She was very knowledgeable about the program and answered every question throughly. I would highly recommend this course.
  • Photoshop in a Day

    Reviewed by Charysse H. on 8/28/2017
    Based on the amount of time we had, I thought we learned a great deal of Photoshop! As someone who has never used Photoshop, I was able to get an understanding of the fundamentals and I feel I will be able to "hold my own" when using the software. Of course, I will need to learn more, but for what it was, I think it was great!

Discover the Best Graphic Design Classes in San Diego

Graphic design is the creative act of producing attractive artwork that communicates a message. For example, advertisements, user interfaces, animation films, websites, and even book covers all need graphic designers who can produce intricate and attractive art. Typically, the graphic design process integrates digital design programs, like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, to help make designing and executing artwork simpler and more effective. 

While graphic designers primarily work with images, they must also master proper text layout, font selection, color integration, and shadowing to produce beautiful work. Learning this skill in San Diego is a great way to transition to a creative and financially rewarding career, one that can take you to the next level in your life. Thankfully, San Diego has many high-quality graphic design schools and classes that can teach you the techniques necessary for this skill.

Best Graphic Design Classes & Schools in San Diego

San Diego is an educational center for much of California and has many universities, community colleges, and learning centers where you can master graphic design skills. In fact, there are so many available options that it may seem hard to choose just one. Thankfully, we’ve researched the finest available options so you don’t have to! Without further ado, here are the best graphic design schools and classes in San Diego, including in-person and digital learning experiences.

San Diego State University School of Art + Design 

San Diego State University School of Art + Design, or SDSU, is a unique learning community that focuses on teaching a diverse array of students the theories, techniques, and concepts necessary for producing art in multiple mediums. You’ll not only learn how to use graphic design software to create attractive artwork but learn about art history, drawing, sculpting, painting, and other subjects that interest you. When done, you’ll have a bachelor’s degree and an art portfolio.

San Diego City College 

If the university experience intimidates you or seems out of reach for your current financial health, consider San Diego City College. This small and intimate community college provides a graphic design associate’s degree that covers subjects as diverse as packaging design, advertising, communication, branding, logo production, environmental design, and much more. You’ll also learn how to produce attractive websites and create a portfolio of work when done.

Noble Desktop 

Noble Desktop is a New York City training facility with three decades of educational experience. They also provide online courses in coding, design, and business that San Diego residents can take if they prefer digital learning environments. Noble Desktop’s graphic design class includes hands-on training with a skilled professor who covers Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, alongside important graphic design concepts like coloring and shading.

CourseHorse

CourseHorse is a unique educational booking platform that connects you with multiple educators across various fields. Its classes include in-person courses, which usually cover all your learning materials, and online programs that you can attend anywhere you have an internet connection. CourseHorse helps educational professionals reach students more effectively and makes it easier for you to schedule graphic design classes that interest you. 

For example, Kelar Pacific offers a Primavera P6 EPPM Basic course that teaches students how to use this program to create artwork. Similarly, San Diego Continuing Education provides classes like Graphic Design: Logo and Branding and Graphic Design: Typography and Lettering that teach you hands-on design skills that can improve your career. Like all CourseHorse programs, you pay no booking fee and can adjust your schedule until the class starts. 

UC San Diego 

UC San Diego provides an accelerated graphic design program that includes video-based classes three times a week over 12 months. When finished, you’ll earn a certificate that verifies your graphic design skills on programs like Adobe Creative Cloud. During this course, you’ll get an immersive experience that covers essential theoretical concepts, as well as in-depth practice in producing attractive and engaging projects for your art portfolio.

San Diego Industries That Use Graphic Design

San Diego has a fascinating and modern economy that attracts tech-based companies and helps them thrive in the area. As a result, there are many industries throughout the region that may hire graphic designers like you. Most of these markets focus heavily on technology, so keep that in mind before applying. With that said, let’s take a look at a few of the most popular industries for graphic designers throughout the greater San Diego region:

  • Print Publishing: San Diego has several print publishers that may need graphic designers to produce book covers, advertising artwork, magazine layouts, and other important materials. They include Reed Elsevier, Plural Publishing, Torrey Pine Press, Children’s Workshop Publications, and Advantage Publishers Group, many of which have over 20 years of experience.
  • Web Design: San Diego is a significant part of California’s tech-based economic boom and has multiple web design firms that may need graphic designers to create beautiful and effective websites. These companies include Mindgruve, Dog & Rooster, The Control Group, BVAccess, Storm Brain, Seamgem, PINT, Neubloc, and many startups that may hire you.
  • Software Development: Businesses that create software often need graphic designers to produce user interfaces, graphics, text layouts, and other important visual elements. Like many other cities in California, San Diego hosts multiple software development teams. These include BL3NDlabs, TATEEDA, Oui Will, Small World, and Simplexity Product Development.
  • Game Making: Surprisingly, San Diego is home to some of the biggest names in game development, like Rockstar Games, Playstation, The Behemoth, and Naquatic. These firms need graphic designers to produce game backgrounds, characters, animations, and much more. If you’re interested in games, San Diego is a great place to start your career. 
  • Brand Development: Brand development firms help companies create coherent branding strategies that include logo design, color choice, mascot development, and ad creation. San Diego has many brand development companies that may hire you, including Emplicit, eSEOspace, Intero Digital, Traina, Runningfish, Lien Design, and more.
  • Digital Advertising: In today’s internet-obsessed world, digital marketing helps companies thrive by reaching a broader customer base. Digital advertising businesses often hire graphic designers to create online ads, manage marketing campaigns, and produce attractive sites for customers. San Diego firms like RevLocal and Brand & Mortar need graphic designers like you.
  • Social Media Management: Social media not only helps people from around the world stay connected but also provides a valuable advertising platform for many businesses. San Diego social media companies like Fresh Content Society, Expertise.com, Ark Marketing & Media Solutions, and eSeach Marketing need graphic designers to create successful social media campaigns.

Graphic Design Jobs & Salaries in San Diego

You should be able to find many career opportunities in the San Diego industries mentioned above. Each of the jobs mentioned below utilizes multiple graphic design concepts and provides fair compensation that can help you live comfortably in this big city. Here are a few of the most popular jobs in this market throughout the San Diego region: 

  • Graphic Art Manager: Graphic art managers produce attractive designs, such as intricate signs, while leading a team of multiple employees. In San Diego, they average a $128,000 salary.
  • Ad Creator: As an ad creator, you’ll produce eye-catching advertisements that engage customers. Expect to make between $36,000 to $42,000 in this career in San Diego. 
  • Web Designers: San Diego web designers make an average of $55,000 annually producing interesting and appealing websites for their customers.
  • Art Director: Skilled art directors manage their customer’s general style to provide a coherent look. They can make an average of $153,000 annually in San Diego.
  • Branding Expert: Branding specialists use graphic arts skills to produce logos and marketing materials that meet a business’ branding. They make an average of $45,000 in San Diego.
  • User Experience (UX) Designer: A UX designer makes it easier for software and appliance users to handle their devices. They make an average of $75,000 in San Diego.
  • User Interface (UI) Creator: UI creators design user interfaces for websites, software programs, and more. They earn an average of $106,000 in San Diego.
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