Think Like a Visual Designer


Think Like a Visual Designer


Class Description

Great design is invisible. 

Design is not about what it looks like, it’s about understanding and outcomes. It has the power to communicate ideas, influence people, and impact your business. But too often, we put too much emphasis on how it looks.  We let the message get stifled by colors, fonts, and layouts. 

As attention spans get shorter and increased screen time changes how we consume information, design has the potential to help us  get customers, colleagues, and clients to understand and act. 

In this class, you will learn how to think like a designer and go beyond aesthetic. 

You will:

  • Learn how to consider your audience as the first step in the design process.
  • Develop an understanding of universal design principles including information hierarchy, typography, alignment and more.
  • Walk through practical design examples including resumes, presentations, spreadsheets, social media posts, and email signatures.



Definitely recommend! This course is aimed towards people who don't make a living as a designer but are exposed to it in everyday life—even if they're unaware. Your resume? Design. Your social media posts? Design. Your spreadsheets? Yep, design. Sarah does an awesome job giving an overview about what design is and actionable things you can do to improve. The "live design" portion is awesome and it's where she re-designs/improves documents, mostly on the fly. She goes through her thought process so viewers can learn to think like a visual designer. I would definitely enroll in another class, especially if she chose to focus more in-depth on a few design principles for the entire class.


I love Sarah's no-nonsense approach to teaching. She's always on point and is a master at deconstructing complex problems into their simpler parts. This is a great design course!


This course will make anyone from admin to CXO more adept with producing or directing visual communications for business. Sarah Doody takes 2 years of graphic design school and condenses it into 3 comprehensive yet easy to digest videos.