The Adobe product line continues to be the standard for professionals, businesses and hobbyists. Even if you have a lot of experience with Adobe products, you will no doubt walk away from our classes with new tips and tricks to make your work more efficient.
Earn your Adobe Certified Expert Certifications (ACE)
After you have trained with New Horizons on Adobe products, pursue another level of excellence by obtaining your Adobe certifications.
Each Adobe product offers an individual certification called Adobe Certified Expert (ACE). Earning your certification is an ideal way to validate your skills to potential employers and gives you the confidence to know that you have mastered the tools of Adobe software.
In addition to the initial certification exams for most Adobe products, Adobe also has ACE recertification exams. Although your individual Adobe certifications do not expire, by taking the Recertification exams, you can remain up to date with each new Adobe product release. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that “Graphic designers need to keep up to date with the latest software and computer technologies to remain competitive.” Thankfully, our New Horizons testing centers can help with that.
To learn more about Adobe Certifications, please visit the Adobe Certification website.
Skills needed to become a Graphic Designer
These are the 10 essential skills every graphic designer needs to have, if you want to excel in a graphic design career!
- Visual Ideation/Creativity
- Soft Skills
- Problem Solving Skills
- Design Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
- Color Theory
- Time Management Skills
- Web Design/Basic HTML & CSS
- Layout/Conversion Optimization
- Print Design
All of these skills are necessary in order to successfully execute projects, campaigns, or anything your employer or clients request from you. It takes time, perseverance, and determination to master each of these skills. However, at New Horizons, we can help you get your foot in the door.
A Day In The Life Of A Graphic Designer
Graphic designers work in an office or studio space, depending on their employer or, if they are self-employed, can work from home. They usually work with computers and need to be proficient with a range of specialist design software.
Graphic designers may be required to work long hours if they are on a strict deadline and may be required to produce designs within a quick turnaround period. Graphic designers may either work as part of a larger design team, specializing in one particular aspect of design, or they may work alone, covering all aspects of a design project. As is the case in many creative industries, demand for these designers can vary according to client need.
About New Horizons Central
We empower people to succeed through learning.
New Horizons Central has been serving businesses and individuals in the community for over 32 years. With convenient locations, we offer a wide range of technical, application and business skills courses. As the world of computer technology continues to evolve at light speed,
New Horizons helps the world’s workforce stay proficient with the latest technologies and achieve their career goals. It’s what we’ve been doing better than anyone else for years, and what we plan to do well into the future.
What Makes New Horizons Central Unique?
As part of the largest independent IT Training Provider, New Horizons Computer Learning Center delivers more courses than any other IT training company. Our various approaches empower students with unprecedented flexibility to tailor their learning schedules and locations by deciding when, where and how they want to learn.
New Horizons has trained employees at all 100 companies listed in Fortune magazine’s ranking of America’s 100 largest corporations and over half of the Global 100. We are ranked in the top 5% of the industry for training quality and customer satisfaction as reported by an independent, third-party learning and quality assurance company, Knowledge Advisors. Training from New Horizons provides measureable results.