Start your creative journey on rock solid foundations

Get good in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign & XD (UX design)
 with Project experience in just 12 Weeks

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in graphic design?
Or maybe you're just looking to learn some new skills and create some stunning artwork?

Either way, our Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp is the perfect place to start.

This 12-week online learning program covers all the basics of graphic design, from Photoshop and Illustrator to InDesign and Adobe XD. You'll learn how to use all the major design software programs, as well as picking up some essential tips and tricks along the way.

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Week by week progress

Each week, you'll learn about a different topic and work on a creative project to help you put everything you've learned into practice.

This means you'll never feel overwhelmed. It only takes a few hours a week to study and practice.

Work across all key Adobe applications effortlessly

In the Bootcamp you'll learn to work with all of the Adobe applications simultaneously. This is a crucial skill for every Graphic Designer to be able to identify how to utilize all the Adobe applications for a project and use them in a seamless, integrated workflow.

In addition, we'll cover key concepts like color, composition, typography, and more, so you can create striking visuals effortlessly.

Get feedback on anything you create — always.

You also gain access to our thriving Yes Community as a Starter Member. This is the perfect place to get feedback on your work from your fellow students and myself, and it's also motivating to see how other students approached the creative projects.

We know that getting started can be tough, but with the help of The Starter Community, you will be well on your way to mastery.

Liam C. Kelley

Whether you are starting out or want to make sure that you are really getting everything you can out of Adobe products, this is a great place to do it. Yes, Martin has a lot of stuff on YouTube, but the information in the bootcamp is structured and organized, so you can clearly progress and learn skills in an efficient manner.

I keep find myself saying "Oh! I did not know that!!" This course is very well designed, and Martin is an excellent educator.

What is included?

Getting Started

We will cover what it takes to become a Graphic Designer, what tools you will need, and most importantly, where to start?

Creative Project - Leaflet Design Project

Core Concepts

Learn about essential features like handling Documents, Artboards, Pages, working with Layers, Selections and so much more!

Creative Project - Magazine Cover Design

Working with Images

Easily handle images of all types across multiple applications. Transform your images using Resolution, Cropping, Image Frames, Tracing, as well as various other methods.

Creative Project - Static and Animated Web Banners

Working with Type

Along with basic typographic principles, we'll learn how to use professional character- and paragraph-formatting techniques.

Creative Project - Trifold Brochure Design

Working with Shapes

Shapes are just as crucial elements of most compositions as images and text. Become proficient at working with vector shapes and the Pen Tool.

Creative Project - Logo and Business Card Design

Color and Contrast

Understanding Color and Contrast will allow you to establish harmony between all the elements of your composition. Learn how to use Swatches, Gradients, Transparency and other features to enhance visual hierarchy and emotional impact.

Creative Project - T-shirt Design

Composition and Layout

Learn how Negative Space, Symmetry, Grids, Movement, Framing and other compositional techniques can help you create engaging designs.

Creative Project - Editorial Design

Smart Workflows

Master crucial, non-destructive features like Masking, Adjustments and Smart Objects and achieve complete control over your designs.

Creative Project - Creative Retouching


Gain true creative freedom and the ability to create stunning and unique illustrations by mastering the drawing tools as well as creating and using custom brushes. You don't need to be good at drawing to make the most of this week's lessons and exercises.

Creative Project - Animal Illustrations

Specialisation Part 1

Learn about some of the most in-demand areas in Graphic Design, including Identity Design/Branding, Print Design and Illustration.

Creative Project - Movie Poster Design

Specialisation Part 2

Explore additional, lucrative fields in Graphic Design and learn about UX and Web Design using Adobe XD and Interior Design and Retouching using Photoshop.

Creative Project - Web and App Design

Your Career as a Designer

The final week of the Bootcamp is about preparing you for finding your feet and making a living as a Graphic Designer. Discover how much you can expect to earn, the pros and cons of freelancing, how to prepare a portfolio for online and offline applications, and how to land an internship and design job.

Creative Project - Portfolio and CV Design

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  • Access to the Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp (weekly released version)
  • Each week concludes with a guided creative project, to help you put everything you learn into practice
  • Master design principles on color, contrast, composition, hierarchy etc.
  • Build solid technical skills in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe XD
  • Join the exclusive Starter Community Group on Facebook and share your work to get feedback

Nunzia Terminiello

When I started this Bootcamp three months ago, I had no experience in Graphic Design but thanks to Martin’s lessons and his advice, I’ve really learnt a lot. 

I love the fact that he dedicates his time to review our works and gives a lot of precious insights. I’m really happy to be part of this group!

Who is the Starter Membership for?

Those, who often spend hours in bookshops looking at well designed book covers.

And more importantly, lovingly stroking the embossed and varnished titles.

Anyone who bookmarks websites just because of their cool parallax scrolling elements.

And those who spend way too much time choosing their wallpapers on their phone and laptop.

Those, who buy cereals and shower gel based on their packaging design.

The same people tend to also organize their books based on the color of the covers.

Anyone who gets freaked out when a well-known company changes (and messes up) their logo design.

They also silently judge font choices on invitation cards.

What do you need before you join?

  • No prior experience of Adobe applications or Graphic Design theory is required
  • Having the motivation to learn and being able to dedicate a couple of hours each week to study
  • A computer (PC or Mac) and an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (not included)
  • Optional: iPad and Apple Pencil

What can you gain by joining?

  • Rock-solid foundation of Graphic Design theories
  • Impressive technical skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Adobe XD
  • A portfolio full of awesome design projects you will be proud to present to anyone
  • A supportive, creative community of like-minded students eager to give you feedback on your work

Starter Membership

Unlimited access to Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp

Start to use Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Adobe XD with strong foundations in Graphic Design principles, practices and workflows.

Monthly Payment Plan

$19 / month*

*Need to complete the Bootcamp in less than 12 weeks? There is also an Instant access option for $25/mo.

What is Included

  • Access to the Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp
  • Guided creative projects to help you put everything you learn into practice
  • Downloadable exercise files, creative assets and guides
  • Access to our New Starter Community Group

30 Days Money Back Guarantee

We want you to get the most from your learning experience with Yes I'm a Designer. However if you change your mind for whatever reason we offer a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Just get in touch with us so we can either help you out until you get the results you need or give you a swift refund.

(We cannot process refund to students completing more than 10% of any selected course.)

What our students say

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Meet Your Lead Instructor...

Martin Perhiniak

Martin is a graphic designer, illustrator and an Adobe Certified Instructor. He was recently voted one of the Top 10 Adobe Instructors in the World.

Before launching Yes I'm a Designer, Martin worked as a designer for Pixar, BBC, Mattel and Accenture, and taught teams at Transport for London, Google, Ben & Jerry's and Oxford University Press.

Martin regularly speaks at industry events; most recently Adobe MAX, the ultimate creative conference.

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What are the requirements for the Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp?

  • It is recommended to have an active Creative Cloud account to be able to use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC while studying from this course.
  • You will also need a PC or Mac computer that is strong enough to run Adobe Illustrator CC.
  • A pen tablet is NOT required, a mouse is sufficient enough.
  • You will also need a stable Internet connection as the video lessons can only be watched online (they are NOT available to download.)
  • Is this course only available in the Starter Membership?

    No, all three Membership tiers grants you access to the Starter Bootcamp. Some students may choose to stay in the Starter Membership even after completing the Bootcamp, solely because of the Community, while most upgrade to the Plus or Pro Membership afterwards. It depends on your personal goals. If you only need good understanding of Graphic Design with solid skills in Ps, Ai, Id and XD for leisure, or as a complement to your profession, then the Bootcamp and the Starter Membership is perfectly enough for you.

    Can I start with the Plus Membership?

    In the (Starter) Plus Membership you have access to all our MasterClass level courses, as well as the Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp. The MasterClasses cover each Adobe application in depth, not only Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, but Lightroom and Motion Graphics courses as well. While the Bootcamp gives you solid, work-ready foundations, the MasterClasses help you to master these tools to a greater level. As a beginner it is more beneficial to start with the Bootcamp, and then expand your knowledge further.

    You can learn more on our 3 Memberships and all our courses here in our FAQ page.

    Can I download the course content?

    This course includes exercise files, which are available to download from the ‘Introduction’ chapter. They are organised into folders based on the chapters in the course and they are great for practising all the techniques demonstrated in this course. Most files are backward compatible and will work in older version of Adobe Illustrator.

    Can I access the Bootcamp from my mobile?

    Yes, you can! This course can be accessed on any desktop and mobile device as long as you have a stable Internet connection. Video lessons are only available online, while exercise files can be downloaded and used offline (downloads will only work on desktop PC or Mac computers).

    Do I get feedback on my projects & assignments?

    In the Starter Membership you can ask for feedback in the Starter Community from fellow students.
    Bespoke instructor feedback is only part of the Pro Membership.
    With this being said I will occasionally host webinars for Starter students and review some of the interesting designs shared on the Starter Community Facebook page.

    Is there a certificate for the bootcamp?

    Upon completing the Foundations Program you will receive a certificate to mark your achievement. The course certificate will include your name, the date of completion and the instructor's name, qualifications and signature.

    What if I cancel my Membership?

    The benefit of the monthly payment is that you don't have to blindly invest a high fee, but only a small amount each month, and you can cancel any time. The Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp is a 3 months long program with its content released weekly. You have access to to everything that has already been released to you, as long as you have an active Membership (any tier). If you chose to cancel you lose your access to both the Bootcamp and the Starter Community. 

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