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Color is the best way to visually communicate emotion.

Whether you’re making an illustration, landing page or interface, the colors you choose will change how people feel about it. Color is a crucial instrument in the design orchestra. And if that instrument is out of tune, the whole song falls apart.

But choosing the right colors is tough.

Where do you start? How do you build your own color palettes? We’ve all resorted to scraping other designer’s color schemes, but have you ever stopped to understand why those colors work so well together?

It’s time to find your color confidence.

The only thing separating you from the color-wielding gods you follow on Instagram is a solid understanding of how color works. And equipped with that, you can start to create rich, dynamic and original work.

Color for Creatives

Go beyond theory and learn how to use color in the real world.

Learn the ABCs of RGB

Demystify the visual magic behind color and start to truly understand it. Learn how color works and how to use it the right way.

Pair colors with confidence

Stop getting lost in the color picker. Feel confident about your color choices and be comfortable using any hue you’d like.

Learn while you work

Follow along with Greg’s project-based course and learn, step-by-step, how to build your own, unique color palettes.

Inside This Course
What’s Included

To use color well, you must first understand how it works.

Color is a key pillar of good design and this course will teach you the fundamentals you need to use it well. It’s more art than science, but when you’re done, you will have a clear understanding of both.


Take the guesswork out of choosing colors.

There is more to color wheel than meets the eye. Learn how to use it and apply well-established color harmonies to pick and pair colors together like the professional you are.


Create unique and meaningful color palettes for anything.

The right color palette can make or break a brand, logo or illustration. And building a strong palette requires careful thought and effort. Learn how to source reference and build your own color palettes, entirely from scratch.


Spice up your type.

Don’t ruin your type with bad color decisions. Learn how to give your typography the right amount of contrast and balance of color to keep it bold, sharp and exciting.


Inside This Course
What You Will Learn

To use color well, you must first understand how it works.

Color is a key pillar of good design and this course will teach you the fundamentals you need to use it well. It’s more art than science, but when you’re done, you will have a clear understanding of both.


Take the guesswork out of choosing colors.

There is more to color wheel than meets the eye. Learn how to use it and apply well-established color harmonies to pick and pair colors together like the professional you are.


Create unique and meaningful color palettes for anything.

The right color palette can make or break a brand, logo or illustration. And building a strong palette requires careful thought and effort. Learn how to source reference and build your own color palettes, entirely from scratch.


Spice up your type.

Don’t ruin your type with bad color decisions. Learn how to give your typography the right amount of contrast and balance of color to keep it bold, sharp and exciting.


From the instructor:

This is the course I wish existed when I was in school.

What if working with color was easy?

That’d be nice, wouldn’t it?

Well, I wouldn’t call it easy, but I designed this course so that working with color won’t be as difficult as it is right now. And although I am comfortable pairing and working with all the colors of the rainbow, it wasn’t always like that.

In fact, if I scroll back through my Instagram timeline I gradually start to cringe more and more. What was I thinking using those colors together? How come I didn’t add more contrast? And why have I not deleted this yet?

Color has always been this mysterious and unknown skill to me. I’d look at my favorite illustrator’s work and marvel at their palettes. And then, I’d compare that to my work, followed by a long, slow sigh. Not even close.

You see, I went to design school. I took out loans and I paid the exorbitant tuition. And though I left with quite strong technical skills, I lacked some important fundamentals that continued to haunt me throughout my career.

Color was the big one.

I had some design sense and I could draw nice-looking shapes on occasion, but the biggest difference between where my work was and where I wanted it to be was--you guessed it--color. To this day, I still go through rounds and rounds of options trying to decide on what color would work best. It’s a problem, I know.

It took me a long time to realize this, but my color problem was not a technical one—I simply did not understand how to see color. And by see I mean, understand the purpose and context of color.

If you think about it, it’s kind of like typography. When done well, you don’t really notice anything wrong with it. But if not done well, you’re left with a feeling of confusion and discomfort.

So, while on my color-filled, educational journey I began taking notes. Saving bookmarks. Spending too much on books thanks to Amazon Prime. I was on a mission to understand color. And for the record, I still am.

Which brings me to this course, Color For Creatives. They say you should make work that you wish existed and that is entertaining to you. So, that’s what I did. This is the course about color that I wish existed back when I was first learning. It’s a blend of theory, contemporary analysis and hands-on work so you can learn the principles and then practice applying them to your everyday tasks.

Look, color is not easy. It’s a subjective experience for most of us. But it doesn’t have to be impossibly difficult. My goal is to make your color choices less arbitrary and equip you with the confidence and know-how to start making better ones.

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Greg Gunn

Greg Gunn is an illustrator, animator and creative director in Los Angeles, CA. He loves helping passionate people communicate their big ideas in fun and exciting ways.

Who this is for

This course is for anyone curious about color.

Whether you are a student, a seasoned pro or just want to learn more about color, this course is for you. We will equip you with the skills you need to be confident in your color choices. You will get the important fundamentals and plenty of color tips and tricks along the way.

This course is perfect for:

  • Graphic Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Web Designers
  • Motion Designers & Animators
  • Anyone interested in color

Color for Creatives

Go beyond theory and do fresh, original work. Finally feel confident about working with color from scratch with this practical, actionable course.

What's inside
  • 3+ hours of video lectures
  • 5+ hours bonus webinars
  • Project-based learning
  • Color Guidebook PDF
  • Color Glossary PDF
  • Downloadable project files
  • Private Slack channel access

Color for Creatives

Go beyond theory and do fresh, original work. Finally feel confident about working with color from scratch with this practical, actionable course.

What's inside
  • 3+ hours of video lectures
  • 5+ hours bonus webinars
  • Project-based learning
  • Color Guidebook PDF
  • Color Glossary PDF
  • Downloadable project files
  • Private Slack channel access

Typography 01
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Learn the fundamentals of typography to create visually stunning, impactful work. Start to see type differently when you practice and apply typographic principles, and finally understand why and how layouts look good.

Difficulty Level
Beginner to intermediate
Prerequisite
Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or
InDesign recommended
Learning Roadmap
Understand the fundamentals of graphic design and typography to progress your design education.
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Take a look at some of the incredible progress our students have made. We’ll let their before and after’s do the talking here.

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As a self-taught designer typography 01 course improved my approach towards design dramatically. It is way differentiated me from my peers at work even though they were more experienced. The way Chris critiques taught me how to explain my design and point out when its not working/something is missing. Typography 01 course on my CV also landed me a lot of interviews. (which I really thought were not even in my league back then).

Ayesha Haroon
Designer

Typography 01 was my very first online course after being in the field for over 20 years. I learned more about myself and my skills in the Typography 01 course than I had in those 20 years. I rediscovered passions for type that I had let slip and the input from all the instructors was amazingly valuable. I'm super grateful for the whole experience as it has already helped me in my work setting, results were basically next project after taking the course. Thank You to all the folks that make Futur happen.

Jason Jacobson
Designer

The Typography course is an impactful journey that takes you through the process of learning how good typography came to be and how it can be implemented throughout any composition. Coming out of this course, anyone will have a strong set of eyes and skill in delivering substantial typography choices in design projects. The Future team has done an excellent job capturing the history, practicality, and opportunity typography provides when it is approached in a creative but methodical way; so much appreciation for this course!

Riley Jones
Designer

Without any traditional design education, I always used to struggle with understanding the fundamental design principles. One of the most valuable parts of the course was seeing the way Chris critiques design work. That helped me improve my design thinking and process as well, and it made me understand what clients are looking for in design work. I would highly recommend the Typography 01 Course to anyone struggling with deeply understanding what good design is built upon.

Alex Cracan
Designer
How this works
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Take a deep dive into all things type

In each video lesson, Chris will teach you about typographic principles, the history of type, and how to apply the fundamentals across your design work.

Stretch and flex your design muscles

Practice what you’ve learned in the video lectures to push your skills further. Do the homework as many times as you need to fully grasp the material.

Watch Chris work

See how Chris makes improvements to previous students’ work using typographic principles. Then, take notes of how you can apply these same techniques to your own work.

Watch your skills develop

See your designs take on a whole new shape and meaning as you move through the course. Start to feel comfortable and confident with typography.

Get access to the community

Your enrollment includes access to our private Slack channel and an invitation to Circle. Connect and keep learning with your instructor, Chris Do, and Typography students around the world.

How it works
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Take a deep dive into all things type

In each video lesson, Chris will teach you about typographic principles, the history of type, and how to apply the fundamentals across your design work.

Take a deep dive into all things type

In each video lesson, Chris will teach you about typographic principles, the history of type, and how to apply the fundamentals across your design work.

Watch Chris work

See how Chris makes improvements to previous students’ work using typographic principles. Then, take notes of how you can apply these same techniques to your own work.

Watch your skills develop

See your designs take on a whole new shape and meaning as you move through the course. Start to feel comfortable and confident with typography.

Get access to the community

Your enrollment includes access to our private Slack channel and an invitation to Circle. Connect and keep learning with your instructor, Chris Do, and Typography students around the world.

Who is this for?
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This course is for any designer looking to understand type to improve their layout and design skills.

I learned more about typography in this course than during my BA in graphic design. This gives me confidence that I can make effective layouts and better design of any kind. I also felt I was part of a community, who learned together. Once a week for seven weeks, Chris critiqued our submitted layouts and this motivated us to put knowledge into practice and submit our work. This course is the best investment I've made in myself in becoming a better graphic designer. And I've invested in a lot of courses and books.

Bertram Christoffersen
Graphic Designer
Meet your instructor
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Chris Do
Design Director, CEO of The Futur

Chris Do is an Emmy award-winning designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur—an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love.

He currently serves as the chairman of the board for the SPJA, and as an advisor to Saleshood. He has also served as: advisory board member for AIGA/LA, Emmys Motion & Title Design Peer Group, Otis Board of Governors, Santa Monica College and Woodbury University.

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Syllabus
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Get ready to expand your knowledge and understanding of design. Take a look at what you’ll learn in each module, plus a few bonuses along the way.

Course
Curriculum

Move through the modules at your own pace, on your own time. You’ll have lifetime access to the course, so jump back in whenever you need a refresher.
Grids
Typographic Details
Homework Assignment
Layout Critique
Bonus Critiques: April-May 2020
Bonus Content: Website Design Review
Bonus Content: Website Design Review
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Typography 01

Our most popular course will show you the tools, techniques, and principles to use type like a master.

  • 6+ Hours of video content: grid systems,  contrast, balance, type choices, hierarchy
  • Self-study assignments
  • Watch Chris work
  • Design critique videos
  • Bonus Videos
  • Lifetime updates
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