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Graphic Design
Teen Edition

Photoshop • Illustrator • Indesign

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In GD Teen you’ll learn how to produce those cool designs you see in your favorite mags – and  create some of your own. You can develop your talents and WOW your friends without messing with your regular school schedule.

Channel your innate creativity and get a head start in graphic design.

Instructor: Malkie Scholnick

Format: Online or via USB

Time investment per week: 6-8 hours

This course is for you if:

  • You love creative work
  • You want to learn the design programs
  • You need a course that won’t interfere with your regular schoolwork

Each class includes tests and assignments to ensure that you’ve truly mastered the material.

Part 1: Design Basics
We touch on:
  • Design principles
  • Typography
  • Color theory
  • Advertising
  • Postcard & brochure design
  • Packaging design
  • Logo design
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Basic preparation for print
Part 2: Photoshop

Course topics include:

  • Layers
  • Color correction
  • Photo retouching
  • Collaging
  • Advanced selections
  • Patterns
  • Masks
  • Type effects
  • Special filters
Part 3: Illustrator

Course topics include:

  • Drawing
  • Typography
  • Shape combination
  • Special effects
  • Layers
  • Patterns
  • Blends
  • Custom color
  • Invitations
  • Logo creation
Part 4: InDesign

Course topics include:

  • Advanced text layout
  • Graphics manipulation
  • Drawing tools
  • Color creation
  • Styles
  • Multiple pages
  • Justification
  • Cool effects


  • 2 years of access to our super-clear video lessons
  • 5 months of got-your-back phone/email support
  • Comprehensive video feedback course projects projects
  • 28 Classes available online or on USB
  • Our proven Flexibility + Accountability system to help you stay on track
  • Create your own design portfolio

And even after your graduate:

  • Access to exclusive monthly LIVE Design Power Series – keep current on what’s trending in design, marketing, and business!
  • Membership to our student forum – connect with your fellow students, share work and participate in exciting contests!
  • Early access to Power Your Edge audio series – interviews with frum industry experts!

Total investment: $799

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What do I need to know before taking Graphic Design Teen?

As long as you’re very comfortable using a computer, you’re good. Beyond that, we’ll teach you the design programs from the ground, up.

Which software will I need?

You’ll need the Adobe CC student subscription (available here). This subscription includes all the programs you’ll learn during the course.

How does the course work?

Each lesson is delivered in a video recording where you’ll hear the instructor talk while you view what she’s doing on her screen. You can pause, rewind and rewatch. (You can even watch at double speed in the online version, though we don’t recommend that. 🙂 

The lessons come with files used in the lesson (also included on the USB drive or online) so you can try out the skills on your own. Most lessons also have homework assignments, which are similar to those a graphic designer might create as part of her job.

If you have any questions during the course you can always reach us via phone or email during our tech support hours. 

You’ll have access to the course videos for one year.

Can I access the classes if I don’t have internet?

Definitely. We have two packages so you can choose the one that works best for you.

Online Package: You’ll receive your course login information by email within 24-48 business hours of registering. Your student portal will contain:

  • all course outline booklets
  • instructions and videos
  • lesson files 

PLUS contact information for any questions; we’re here for you all the way.

USB Package: Your course materials are packed into our signature stylish folder, including:

  • A course outline booklet describing what we’ll cover in each lesson along, with that lesson’s homework assignment.
  • A QuickStart guide which walks you through the process of getting started with the course. (Of course if you have any questions you can contact us!)
  • Your USB drive, which contains all of the course videos, design videos, and all files discussed during the lessons so that you can follow along on your own computer. You’ll also find a bonus section with lots of free downloaded images you can use in your projects, plus many beautiful free fonts.
What kind of computer do I need?

You need a computer with (at least):

  • I5 processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • USB drive
  • Mouse (not just a trackpad)
  • 15-inch screen
  • The ability to play audio and videos

We also recommend email or internet access if you plan to send in your projects for comments

For the USB package you will need a Windows computer, since the video files we send aren’t compatible with other models. (Sorry! You can still watch the videos online and get all other files by USB.)

How long does it take to complete the GD Teen course?

It depends. No – really. It depends on how intensely you schedule yourself. The course could take you anywhere from 3 months to a year. It can even be done faster, depending on how intensely you pace yourself (but remember: you’ll also be dealing with the usual lineup of tests and reports from school…). Most students complete 1-2 lessons with projects per week.

When you sign up, we’ll work with you to create a personalized schedule so you can pace yourself properly.

What happens if I have a question during the course? And what about afterward?

Glad you asked. 🙂 Support is one of the hallmarks of The Bold Edge courses. We believe in being there for any questions you have. The Graphic Design Teen course includes five months of support and project feedback. (OK, that’s not really accurate. We actually answer our graduates’ questions way after they finish the course, too!)

What will I complete the course with?

You’ll have thorough knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, plus an understanding of key design principles. You’ll also have a portfolio of designs you’ve created during the course (start practicing your humblebrag now :).

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