Introduction to Visual Design

Become a Qualified Visual Designer

This 2-day Visual Design course is designed to provide you with the ability of applying your creativity and reinventing yourself as a problem-solver for the digital world. Visual design is a fusion of graphic design, branding and user interface design. If you’ve got a background and passion in any of these areas, this might be the course for you!

What You Will Learn

Brand, Personality, & Aesthetics

Layout, contrast, typeface, iconography, imagery/illustration.

Core UX Principles

Introduction to visual design systems, style guides, and interactivity.


Bench-marking and competitor analysis. What do brands do well and not so well?

Sketches, Wire-framing & Paper Mock-ups

Different ways you can hand over assets to developers.

Idea Generation

Ideation techniques and problem solving. Coming up with ideas with sketching.

Project Presentation

Techniques on explaining your concept to stakeholders and how to showcase a project.

Next Course Dates

22nd and 23rd March

2 Evenings, Part-time
6:00 - 8:30pm (London time)

Course Price - £250


Visual Design Course Software

All our UX Design Courses are practical courses, where you work on real user experience company projects, working in teams. You will use the latest industry products, some of which are listed below.

Our Course Trainer

Badr Abou El Anouar

Badr Abou El Anouar

Lead Designer

Badr has 11 years of experience in the design field. For the last five years, he has been the lead designer at KOLAPS Agency, a branding and UX/UI design agency based in Barcelona and Beirut. Badr has delivered projects for companies and start-ups from different sectors such as fintech, online retail, hospitality, and healthcare, and clients like UNIDO, UK Lebanon Tech Hub, and BidFood.

What Our Students Are Saying

"I was the only student from India in this November 2020 batch, but loved the mix of participants from across the globe. They brought in amazing ideas which makes me dive deeper into this field now. All in all, an amazing learning experience at UX Academy and I strongly recommend it to all who want to add value to their careers and create something meaningful in this space.”
Max D'Costa
Max D'Costa
"This was first time I undertook an online course and I was unsure if this would work for me in contrast to learning in person, however, overall I have been impressed with the quality of teaching and the knowledge about UX I have gained."
Tirath Gahir
Tirath Gahir
Digital Designer
"The main difference between this course and a University course is the approach. This program is much more industry-oriented. In fact, we worked on a project from the very start to the end, carefully building every single part, in order to create a good study showcase. This will allow me to add a great piece to my portfolio."
Sabrina Morellato
UX/UI Designer


No coding skills are required. You will be using industry-standard tools such as Figma and Invision which require no coding ability.

If you miss class time, slides from the UX lectures will be provided. You will also be able to contact the teachers if you have any further questions. You are also welcome to retake a particular session in the next beginner course batch, as we run two to three beginner UX courses per year.

A short course is a 2-day course that we run for two evenings over two consecutive days, one after the other. All evening sessions run from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Our part-time short courses will run online for 2 days. All our UX Courses begin at 6:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm (London time).

Thanks to specialised industry tools and software we use, our course tutors will still be able to allocate you into groups, where you will all virtually be able to participate in simultaneous hands-on exercises and perform real-time interactions, as if you were in class offline.

Currently, courses are running remotely via live video with hands-on exercises and real-time interaction with tutors. Using shared whiteboard, team projects and remote team mentorship.

For Beginner UX Course and Voice Design Course: These courses require no previous UX knowledge or experience. People attending the UX or conversational design course come from a range of different backgrounds. 

For the Intermediate UX Course: The intermediate program is perfect for those who have existing experience in UX. It will help them take their careers to the next stage and continue to build on their UX knowledge.


Learn more about our UX alumni who come from different backgrounds here.

You will need your own laptop (PC or MAC). The tools used in our UX Design Courses will be provided and are SAAS based so these work on both PCs & MACs. 

We will be offering pre-course reading for all our UX Design courses so you can get familiarized prior to the course start. These are some books recommended by the trainers:

1. The Design Of Everyday Things, by Don Norman

2. Design Is a Job, by Mike Monteiro

3. Don’t Make Me Think, by Steve Krug

4. About Face: The Essentials Of Interaction Design, by Alan Cooper

5. Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience, by Jeff Gothelf.

All our day courses at UX Academy are £250 per person.

Yes. Group discounts are available for our UX design courses based in London. You should reach out to us for more information if you seek any group discounts.

Invoices can be provided on request for any of our UX Design Courses. Please contact us for more information.

Refunds will be provided up to 14 days in advance. Alternatively, you will be able to sign up for our next UX training class, as we run two to three courses per year.

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