Graphic Design
Masterclass

Software • Design • Business Knowledge

Build your graphic design career from the ground up. You’ll work your way up from even the most basic level to creating complex, masterful designs. You’ll also get familiar-as-your-face with each of the three main design programs. The cherry on top is the guidance on starting a successful design business, with email templates, app recommendations and tips on setting up systems and processes that work. 

You won’t just graduate with the skills; you’ll hit the ground running.

  • In a Nutshell
  • Modules
  • Price
  • Jobs & Salary

Instructor: Malkie Scholnick

BONUS presentations by industry experts

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 professional design tools and methods
  • You’re looking for guidance from an experienced instructor

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

View actual projects designed by past students. Looking forward to having yours here too!

We touch on:

  • Design principles
  • Typography
  • Color theory
  • Advertising
  • Postcard & brochure design
  • Packaging design
  • Logo design
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Basic preparation for print

Course topics include:

  • Color correction
  • Photo retouching
  • Collaging
  • Advanced selections
  • Layers
  • Patterns
  • Masks
  • Type effects
  • Paths
  • Special filters
  • Automation
  • Animation

Course topics include:

  • Drawing
  • Typography
  • Shape combination
  • Special effects
  • Layers
  • Patterns
  • Blends
  • Custom color
  • Invitations
  • Logo creation
  • Packaging concepts

Course topics include:

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

Learn the hottest new topic in design: 3D.

See how you can create and incorporate 3D images you create into your advertisements, brochures and other marketing collateral as well as websites.

Course topics include:

  • Working with 3D models
  • Materials
  • Image mapping
  • Lighting
  • Realistic mockups
  • Rendering and export

Course topics include:

  • Pricing
  • Proposals
  • Contracts
  • Email marketing
  • Email swipe files
  • Vendors
  • Printers
  • Image sourcing websites
  • App recommendations
  • Systems and processes
  • Marketing tips

Includes

  • 12 months of amazing phone/email support
  • 12 months of comprehensive video feedback on course projects
  • 2 years access to our super-clear video lessons
  • Our proven Flexibility + Accountability system to help you stay on track
  • Weekly live group critique sessions
  • Professional design portfolio creation

 


And even after your graduate:

  • High level job leads to jumpstart your career
  • Access to exclusive monthly LIVE Design Power Series – keep current on what’s trending in design, marketing, and business!
  • Membership to our student Slack community – connect with your fellow students!
  • Early access to Power Your Edge audio series – interviews with frum industry experts!

Total investment: $3299

Still have questions?

Discuss them with Malkie

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Average beginning rate: 
    • $25/hour, freelance
    • $18-$20/hour, in-house

Typical positions include:

  • Freelance: be your own boss
  • In-house: handle all the design for one company
  • Print Shop: join the production staff at a print shop
  • Publishing: work on the layout staff at a newspaper, magazine, or publisher
  • Agency: collaborate with the creative team at a marketing or ad agency

During the course...

Flexibility with Accountability

  • Take classes when it works for you. 
  • Stay on course with our proven accountability system

Internet-free
option

  • We’ve got options suitable for all religious lifestyles.
  • Download classes once a month, work offline the rest of the time.

Weekly Zoom
critique

  • Exclusive live critiques and bonus design challenges every week.
  • Online or call-in option

…and long after it ends!​

Power Your Edge
Podcast

  • Gain inspiration from creatives in the Jewish world. Learn from their journeys and swipe tools to power your own edge.

Design Power
series

  • These monthly classes keep our Masterclass students and grads current on trends in the marketing and design fields.

The Edge weekly newsletter

  • Tips, video tutorials, and other design goodies delivered to your inbox every Tuesday.

Great job
leads

  • Masterclass grads get access to a steady stream of high level, lucrative job leads from our dedicated Job development team.

FAQ

(Not the kitchen sink, but everything else. 🙂

Here’s the short answer: Essentials is like an ice cream taster; the Masterclass is like a triple scoop sundae. 🙂

 

Now let’s elaborate...

 

Graphic Design Essentials covers Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as basic design principles. It’s a great option for someone who’s considering graphic design but would rather dip a toe in first to see if it’s a good fit. 

 

Graphic Design Masterclass includes the Essentials course material PLUS a much deeper dive into design (think: 12 lessons per design topic vs. one lesson on that topic in Essentials). You’ll also get a thorough grounding in business setup, management and marketing. (Because this course isn’t just about making pretty designs – it’s about using those skills to earn more money!)

 

The Essentials can be taken as a standalone course, but most students choose to continue on to the Masterclass. We’ve designed the two courses so that the Masterclass can easily be added on to the Essentials course without tedious overlap, resulting in one cohesive design course. 

 

Basically, in the Masterclass you learn exponentially more – and your skills at graduation will reflect that. The Masterclass training will give you the training you need to enter the field on a solid footing and earn significantly more from the start.

Not sure if you should go all in? Take a test drive with our popular Photocreative course. Walk away with an enjoyable and useful skill...or take it further and join the Masterclass. The lower price point makes it the perfect first step into the exciting world of graphic design.

As long as you’re very comfortable using a computer, you’re good. We’ll teach you the specific design programs as part of the course.

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

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 (also included on the USB drive) so you can try out the skills on your own.

 

Most lessons have homework assignments. These are design projects similar to those a graphic designer might create as part of her job. These projects help you practice what you’ve learned, and you’ll even have a chance to work with real clients.

 

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 two years.

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
  • Various modules will be accessed through a monthly download link (you can be offline the rest of the time). You will need at least email access to send and receive your project feedback.

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.)

It depends. No – really. It depends on how intensely you schedule yourself. The course could take you anywhere from 9 months to a year. It can even be done faster, depending on how intensely you pace yourself. 

 

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

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 Masterclass includes a FULL year of support and project feedback. (OK, that’s not really accurate. We actually answer our graduates’ questions way after they finish the course, too!)

This course has a lot of success converting raw talent into professional design skills. Businesses know this and reach out to us all the time when they’re looking for fresh talent.

 

We also have a dedicated Job Development team that networks, makes connections, and develops job leads for our Masterclass students. Our team sends out daily emails with job leads, and regularly posts job openings that we find all over the world. PLUS: we arrange Internship placement, supervision and support. 

 

We also support you during the course–and are there for your questions you have on the job, so you feel fully confident all the time!

Aside from knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, In-depth knowledge of design and the business of design, you’ll also have a professional portfolio of designs you’ve created during the course PLUS a valuable course certificate from The Bold Edge.

Still have questions?

Discuss them with Malkie

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testimonial
I loved the stimulating lessons, hands-on learning and useful advice that went far beyond the classroom

I made a smart move by joining The Bold Edge. I entered as a true novice, totally illiterate to graphic design and a year later I’m b”H a busy member of the art dept. at a local printer. I loved the stimulating lessons, hands-on learning and most of all useful advice that went far beyond the classroom. Their approach is professional, personal and patient too! It was truly a wonderful learning experience.

Mati

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