Design Classes & Certificates in NYC or Live Online

Group Classes & Corporate Training

Learn graphic design, web development, video editing, motion graphics, and UX design in hands-on classroom and corporate training in New York. Our design classes are taught by top instructors using our proprietary curriculum.

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Small Group Design Classes

Our Design Classes & Certificates courses are instructor-led in our Manhattan classrooms or live online (virtual learning).

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Upcoming Design Classes in NYC

All times are listed in Eastern Time unless otherwise specified.

June 2024
June 17–20
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10–5pm
$975
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

Get comfortable with After Effects by creating standalone videos, animations, special effects, animated titles, and more. Make professional videos for web and TV broadcast in no time at all.

June 17–20
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10–5pm
$975
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

Get comfortable with After Effects by creating standalone videos, animations, special effects, animated titles, and more. Make professional videos for web and TV broadcast in no time at all.

June 17–20
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10–5pm
$975
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

Get comfortable with After Effects by creating standalone videos, animations, special effects, animated titles, and more. Make professional videos for web and TV broadcast in no time at all.

June 23–July 14
Sundays 10–5pm
$975
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

This 3-day Photoshop Bootcamp will take you from novice to power user as you learn retouching, color correction, and other essential techniques.  By the end of day 3, you'll have designed an entire brochure.

June 24–26
Monday to Wednesday 10–5pm
$975
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

In this intermediate/advanced After Effects course, we’ll master motion graphics workflow to create advanced projects, from initial design to final delivery.

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Hands-on Design training classes in Manhattan, NYC

Our design courses and certificate programs are held at Noble Desktop, our design school in Midtown.

Through workshops and certificate programs, Noble Desktop has trained tens of thousands of designers since 1990 in design theory and apps such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Figma, After Effects, and Premiere Pro.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design is visual communication through artwork or combined images and text. Both print and digital designers often use the same processes and Adobe programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Graphic designers create product packaging,  advertising materials in print and digital formats, logos, and much more. Print designers typically create brochures,  business cards, product packaging, subway banners, books, and other physical products or documents.

Learn more about our graphic design courses and certificates held at our design school in Midtown.

Web Design

Web Designers use design applications, code, or both to lay out text and graphics on websites. It’s increasingly valuable to learn both coding and design. Designers use Sketch, Adobe XD, and Adobe Photoshop to design website interfaces and optimize images. Designers that code HTML and CSS can edit or build the actual website layout. Designers with advanced coding skills may also use JavaScript and jQuery to add interactivity such as slideshows or animation. Front-end web developers turn a design into code so it works in a web browser.

Learn about our web design classes and certificate programs held at 185 Madison Avenue, in Midtown.

Motion Graphics & Video Editing

To stand out among the pack of designers, many designers are adding motion design to their portfolio. The most important part of motion design is choosing what to animate and when. Motion designers combine graphics, sound, motion, and visual design techniques to create more compelling visuals.

Adobe After Effects is used to animate graphics and text, while Premiere Pro edits video. A growing field within motion design is web animation. Web animators use GreenSock to animate pictures, paragraphs, and any other element on a website. Adobe Photoshop is also used for web animation, specifically to create simple animated GIFs. For more complex animated GIFs, After Effects is also used. Animated GIFs are often used in HTML Email.

Learn more about our Adobe After Effects classes and Premiere Pro courses at our design school.

User Experience (UX) Design

A UX designer is a “people person” that focuses on the needs of users to enhance a product (website, app, etc). Rather than designing graphics, UX designers conduct user research, create and test ideas with prototypes, and do user testing to see how things perform. They communicate these insights to visual designers and developers.

User experience research takes many forums. UX designers observe customers interacting with a product and conduct interviews to understand their needs. UX designers also use stealth research methods like the A/B testing to test out different experiences to see how they perform in the real world, allowing them to see which perform best.

Learn about our UX design courses in Midtown. 

Visual or UI Design

UI or Visual designers work with UX designers to design visuals for websites, apps, and more. They determine the colors, typography, and appearance based on insights gained from the UX design process. Visual designers typically use Figma, Sketch (available on Mac only), or Adobe XD to lay out web pages. 

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