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Graphic Design Fundamentals: Layout

with Timothy Samara

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About The Class

bring it all together into a beautifully-designed layout.

The final layout is the culmination of all of your hard work. In Graphic Design: Layout, Timothy Samara will teach you the skills you need to ensure it looks awesome. You’ll learn about:

  • Arrangement, logic, and rhythm
  • Contrast and visual hierarchy
  • Unifying type and imagery
  • Working with grids (or not)

Timothy will help you make good design decisions about breaking and activating space. He’ll also teach you about working with color and accounting for its spatial impact.

Every design has a whole array of essential components – learn how to bring them together in Graphic Design: Layout with Timothy Samara.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Interactions of Forms in Space

  2. 02

    Arrangement, Logic, & Rhythm

  3. 03

    Contrast & Hierarchy

  4. 04

    Unifying Type & Imagery

  5. 05

    Working with Grids (or Not)

  6. 06

    Bringing it All Together


Meet Your Expert

Timothy Samara

Timothy Samara is a New York–based graphic designer and educator whose twenty-five career has so far focused on visual identity and branding, communication design, and typography. Since 2000, he has split his time between professional practice and academia, defining a highly respected reputation as an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons/The New School for Design, Purchase College SUNY, New York University, The University of the Arts, and Fashion Institute of Technology. Mr. Samara is a frequent university lecturer and contributor to design publications both in the U.S. and abroad. He has written eight books on design to date (all from Rockport Publishers), which have been translated into ten languages and are used by students and practitioners around the world. ... read more

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  • Shereen Atef

    Shereen Atef

    April 2019

    he is every thing in design and more,,,,i needed this since i was 12 lool and i will follow his steps in every thing i do as an artist ,,i can't thank him enough or thank you enough, God bless you

  • PaintingsbyK.E.Gilmore


    June 2016

    I only caught an hour of this, but what I heard was excellent--even better than some of the design courses I took in art school.

  • Creativelive Student

    August 2018

    There was no practical knowledge explained in this course. He showed visual examples but they were very philosophical and not real-world examples. Where is the application? And the contrast of good vs poor design? I would not recommend this class.

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