Design Layouts

This course goes into great details about one of the three modern visual design foundations – layouts. You will learn best practices in print and digital layouts as well as how the use of imagery affects the effectiveness of layouts. You will also be studying case studies to strengthen your understanding.

Access all of our courses for $800/month for 6 months by enrolling in our certificate program- 9 courses included. Or, request customized course bundle designed just for your goals.

Or buy this course on it’s own for $499.

All About Design Layouts

Where do you put design elements on the page? Why certain layouts work and others don’t? Why do we want elements to be aligned with each other and not randomly “floating” on the page? This course does a deep dive into the principles of layouts from both the print and digital world. Layout is one of the three visual design foundations – don’t let weaknesses in this area show up in your portfolio.

Certificate Students Receive

Live Review Sessions

Single Course Students Receive

Live Review Sessions

Unit Breakdown









Unit 1

Layout Principles

How do you create effective layouts? There are several things you can learn and do. In this unit, we break down the principles that affect the effectiveness of layouts such as white space, alignment, visual hierarchy and more.

Unit 2


Nothing on a page should feel random. In design, we have several tools that helps us plan out our layout before we begin laying down more details. In this unit, we will discuss the “grid” – how can you use it for your design? How do you set it up in design programs and when to break it?

Unit 3


It would be an understatement to emphasize that design is all about proportions. Unlike science, numbers can’t always help us in design. We must develop an “eye” for proportions. In this unit, we will teach you how proportions work and several tips and tricks on how to develop the “eye” for it.