Figma & UI Design_
Evening Short Course
Length of Course: 4 Weeks
Course Price: R4 800
Next On-Campus Class Starts: 22 November 2021
Next Virtual Class Starts: 24 August 2021
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Meet your lecturers_
Dimitris completed his studies in Marketing, Visual Design and Digital Design. He is currently a part time lecturer and UI/UX designer for a app development agency.
Forward Thinking. Design Focused. I combine creative and usability viewpoints to create world-class products with great user experience. With over 10 years of industry experience, I bring passion and knowledge that I am happy to share.
Please note all our lecturers work as a team, and are booked based on their independent schedules. As such, course allocations are subject to change.
I would suggest these classes to anyone – the lecturer can teach novices to extremely experienced learners. He has good classroom management skills and maintains open communication with all learners. This was an excellent learning experience for me.
Fantastic lecturers who have shown a lot of patience and understanding towards their students.
Great pace and clarity of teaching.
The lecturers supported me in the way I think, and gave me inputs to improve my website.
Good paced course. I had fun learning and participating in this course.
The lecturer had a great sense of humour, passion for his subject, knowledge and interesting inclusion of discussion of other forms of design.
Interactive, fun and confident. The course was loaded with information and ideas.
I greatly enjoyed that the lecturer offered ‘industry secrets and tricks’.
This module has been great fun and very interesting with regards to capabilities.
Good learning environment with a friendly lecturer
The lecturer is great! Very knowledgable and had good insight and experience to share with us.
All in all a great learning experience and definitely money well spent.
Busy doing After Effects with Lodi Paul, what a powerhouse of information and inspirational lecturer. True quality education, knowledge and experience it’s opened my world to another dimension in what’s available in the world of advertising, motion graphics, animation and the like. Thanks Lodi
The course and lecturer was great. When I didn’t understand something I could always ask without feeling bad. The way in which the course was conducted was great. My overall experience was good and I will definitely come back.
Lovely experience, was patiently and thoroughly taught the essentials of After Effects. The course schedule worked perfectly with my work schedule. Everything was easy to understand and helping assistance was always available.
I have done short courses at a different institution before and I must say that my experience at the Academy of Digital Arts was infinitely better. The lecturer was great, very informative and always willing to help. Even though I had a very good understanding and a lot of experience in After Effects before the course I found that I learnt a lot regardless and got and even better understanding of the program which is what I wanted to achieve. I actually wish the course had been a week or two longer just to gain more knowledge but I think I’ll have to come back to the Academy of Digital Arts for a different course.
I greatly enjoyed studying with the Academy of Digital Arts. Great lecturers and atmosphere, I would definitely come back!
Shot Academy of Digital Arts for an awesome course. I thought I knew everything when my company signed me up, but you opened my eyes to some great tricks of the trade and work processes.
Was impressed by the material and lecturing style. The trainer was engaging and knowledgeable, and took us step by step through the process. Well structured and polished.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It has been such a significant experience for me because I have never been surrounded with so many people as excited about Concept Art as I am. I’d recommend this course to as many people as I can.
Great start to begin concept art, really opened my eyes to how objects are created using different values of grey. 10/10. Would recommend to others.
A++ for Andrew being the most enthusiastic teacher and knowing his stuff.
Most focused drawing/painting course I’ve been to, could feel myself improve. Loved it, you’re a brilliant lecturer.
I have done short courses at a different institution before and I must say that my experience at Friends of Design was infinitely better. The lecturer was great, very informative and always willing to help. Even though I had a very good understanding and a lot of experience in After Effects before the course I found that I learnt a lot regardless and got and even better understanding of the program which is what I wanted to achieve. I actually wish the course had been a week or two longer just to gain more knowledge but I think I’ll have to come back to Friends of Design for a different course.
In this course we will introduce to you the ins and outs of User Interface Design in Figma.
You will learn the fundamentals of user interface design, including colour theory, type for screen and how to set up grids, giving you the confidence to create beautiful screen designs.
From setting up a project to creating components, drawing icons, prototyping, and exporting your work for developers, we will guide you through the process, step by step, working on a fully interactive design and prototype.
Today’s UI designers are fortunate to be able to choose from a variety of tools, the one which will best serve their needs. With a growing following, Figma has taken the UI design community by storm, proving to be the most powerful at responsive, fast-paced design and team collaboration. Those designers who list Figma as their preferred tool, have also found those skills easily adaptable to other alternatives such as Sketch or Adobe XD, making it the most versatile choice.
In this course you will learn the following skills:
The Basics | What is Figma | The Figma Environment | Navigation | Vector vs Bitmap | Frames and Nested Frames | Using Guides & Grids | Creating Basic Geometry | Basic Transformations | Using the Vector Tool | Working with Text
Managing & Importing Art | Layers | Groups | Arranging & Aligning Artwork | Masks | Images | Animated Gifs
Cool Features | Components | Plugins | Figma Mirror | Libraries
Prototyping | Prototyping in Figma | Smart Animate | Overlays | Viewing & testing prototypes
Exporting Artwork | Working with Slices | Exportable Layers
UI Design Fundamentals | Design Elements and Principles | Colour Theory | Screen Sizes & Resolution | Interface Elements | Type on Screen | Grids | Images
Facts, Figures and FAQ.
If you’re on-campus, you’ll need to know how to use a computer but, other than that, just bring yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software.
If you’re virtual, You’ll need to have a computer and know how to use it. In addition you will also need a stable internet connection.
What do you receive with the course?
You will receive an Academy of Digital Arts Certificate of Completion.
An ADA email address and 1 terabyte of storage.
Course Price: R4 800 per student
2021 On-Campus Schedule
24 May – 16 June
30 August – 22 September
22 November – 13 December (TBD)
Monday – Wednesday, 17h30 – 20h30
2021 Virtual Schedule
29 March – 21 April
23 August – 15 September
Monday – Wednesday, 18h00 – 20h30
Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.