Visual Design Bootcamp

at General Assembly - FINANCIAL DISTRICT

Course Details
$250 8 seats
Start Date:

Wed, Jun 10, 10:00am - 5:00pm PT

Next start dates (2)

225 Bush St 5th Fl East Entrance
Btwn Sansome & Montgomery Streets
San Francisco, California 94104
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Susannah Hainley

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this design class:

The wellbeing of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring the Coronavirus situation very carefully and will be adjusting delivery of our programs.

Due to the current health concerns in the greater San Francisco area, all GA short-form (one day) classes, workshops and bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.

Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and Slack messaging apps. Registration for this class will close 24 hours prior to class start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.


Are you a UX designer looking to expand your skill set? Maybe you are someone with no design experience but interested in visual design as a potential career? Want to make your company newsletter look less terrible?

This bootcamp is for anyone who wants to understand how to make beautiful and (most importantly) effective digital designs.

Visual design is more than simply being able to make something look “nice.” Good designers understand how to use the principles of design and human visual perception to communicate effectively with their target audience — to inspire them, encourage them to buy something, engage with a community, etc.

In the first part of this bootcamp, we’ll be learning the basic stages of the design process (research, ideation, wireframing, design) and design theory fundamentals (color, composition, and typography). Then, you’ll get to practice applying these new skills through in-class activities, and have the opportunity to iterate on and improve your designs through critique.


  • Understand the value of design and the design process
  • Be familiar with key stages of the visual design process from research to final mockup
  • Understand how to apply design fundamentals (composition, typography, color)
  • Experience with giving, receiving, and applying design feedback
  • Practice using industry software (Sketch)
  • Leave with in-class projects that showcase new skills

Prereqs & Preparation:

  • All levels welcome, but this class will be geared towards those with no previous experience in visual / graphic design.
  • Just come with a Mac laptop and a trial of Sketch downloaded and ready to go: (PCs unfortunately do not support Sketch at this time — if you’d like to attend this Bootcamp with a PC and have some familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, please let us know and we can work to accommodate you!)
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection
  • Pre-work and course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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Refund Policy
If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 5:00pm Pacific Time Susannah Hainley 1 $250
10:00am - 5:00pm Pacific Time Susannah Hainley 1 $250
10:00am - 5:00pm Pacific Time Lara McCormick 1 $250

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