communicate ideas and experiences


...about stylish Typography, Design and powerful Branding


with a celebrated typeface designer.

Creating a power Brand Identity in the digital age

“Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs.” F. Chimero

Graphic Design is the art and creative process of communicating ideas and experiences visually using one or more of typography, photography and illustration.

Course Content

Learn Graphic design and Brand identity. Discover most of the fundamental tools and skills needed to get started in the world of Graphic design.

For a full course overview you may Download Full Syllabus

Who is this course best suited for?

Everyone who is involved in design industry with a basic knowledge of design programs can take part in this. From developers to industrial designers and product designers.

The course is based on various specific workshops which aims to provide the student with an overall comprehensive experience of what it takes to be a Graphic Designer. Sessions include the use of Adobe Illustrator for: image editing, photo enhancements, creative montages, logo design, Branding and more…

The student will also obtain hands-on experience and practical skill while applying design theory and techniques within a personal project and  obtaining personal critique during one-on-one evaluation sessions from a seasoned and professional Graphic and Typeface Designer.

1. Become confident using Adobe Illustrator 
3. Image editing, photo enhancements, illustrations and creative montages
4. Create your own custom mood boards, posters, designs and Logos

5. Learn about typography, calligraphy and how to win in a world full of text

6. Build a recognizable Brand identity

All digitial technologies are included. Students are only required to be in possession of a laptop during the whole duration of this course.

4 Specialization Courses
Earn an Official Certificate

Course Schedule

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Introduction to Graphic Design & Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

During this 1st part of the Graphic design course students will become introduced and accustomed to most of the tools available in Adobe Illustrator while aiming to give practical expertise of how different technologies and platforms can be used for personal or business Branding needs.

The student will also obtain hands-on practical skill while applying techniques on a personal project and  obtaining personal critique during one-on-one evaluation sessions from a seasoned and professional Graphic and Typeface Designer.

Styling, Image Illustration, Editing and Creative Montages

Throughout the 2nd component of the course you will learn how to create mood boards that effectively help with the  creative design process while becoming accustomed to tools and digital techniques for how to best render:

  • Digital image illustrations,
  • Personal portrait illustration,
  • Creative Montages and photo enhancements which can be then transferred to posters and printed branding material.
  • Logo marks (advanced)

Introduction to Typography and Logo Design

Typography is one of the most important elements of Branding in designing and creating meaningful and aesthetically appealing symbolic-language. It’s an essential area of skill and knowledge for graphic designers.

Typography predates modern graphic design by around 500 years; it’s a very rich topic and full of conventions which nonetheless make it one of the most exciting areas for invention and expression in any form of design domain.

Lessons include:

  • Calligraphy & Lettering visualizations
  • Type Anatomy
  • What’s Type vs Font?
  • Type Style, Space and Proportion

Logo Design and Brand continuity

During this last part of this wholesome journey you’d have developed enough confidence  and knowledge to Developing Your own Brand Identity.

Sessions will be heavily geared with one-on-one mentoring, constant critique and personal feedback. Lessons include:

  • Developing Your Identity
  • Creating brand continuity,
  • Extend your Palette: Colours, Design costume Logos and compelling typographic  skeletons.
  • Exporting files for digital use and publication
  • Branding Evaluation
Take this Course

Skill Level: Beginner Specialization. No prior experience required
Next Commencement Date: Wednesday 3rd October
Day & Time: Wednesday 7PM-8:30PM and Saturday 10AM-12PM
Duration: 24 Lessons over 3 months (est. 42 hours)
Fee: 389eu

Earn an Official Certificate of skills acquired
This is a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills 

Meet the Tutor

Iordannis Passas
Professional Graphic and Typeface Designer

Graphic Designer Iordanis Passas (Danis), paints with words, developing the visual language of emotions and behaviors behind iconic brands including Samsung, Wella, Marlboro and SkyNews.

Born and raised in Athens -the land where script and writing evolved Danis, started work as a professional graphic designer in the marketing and advertising industry in London. Some of his initial works were for the international brands of SamsungWellaSky News and Marlboro. He then moved back to Athens where he worked as an Art Director within a leading, Communications and PR agency. Since last year, he has moved to Malta where he is also currently working within the advertising and communications industry.

In Athens, he was part of the re-positioning of the Wella products – EIMI, and was also involved in the re positioning and rebranding of Marlboro.

Some of his brand identity projects can be found at Design and Design Volumes 6 and 7. His work is also featured on the graphic design gallery on Adobe Behance as well on AIGA gallery. (the American Institute of Graphic Arts).

What our students have to say:

I have been working with Iordanis since 2013. He delivers a rare combination of creative conceptualisation and incredible design and everyone we was simply thrilled with the results! I can't say enough about the quality, the speed, the attention to detail and the effectiveness of her work,that's why i still after 5 whole years i still seek to him for my projects.

Dimitris Pr.Re: Graphic Design & Brand Identity with Iordannis Passas

It was an amazing workshop! looking forward to the next 🙂

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Caroline MerciecaAfter attending the Golden Ratio course with Stefan Priehyba

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Paul FarrugiaAfter attending the Classical Realism and Life Portrait Painting courses

Very Well Done. Top is the best word i can find. Something special.

Aaron LuAfter attending the Golden Ratio seminar with Stefan Priehyba

Thank you AKartistry for the professional organisation. The topic was inspiring and truly interesting, we had a pleasant time.

Gabriella MalliaAfter attending the Golden Ratio Seminar with Stefan Priehyba

Thank you ? Great opportunity. Loved every moment. ?Ready for more?? hope to work with you all very soon. Xxx

Stephanie Calascione Attended the Golden Proportions Drawing Course

Its a very interesting seminar, and the way it was explained the Golden Ratio it looks very simple and very important.

Charles ZammitAfter attending the Golden Ratio course with Stefan Priehyba

Amazing seminar and workshop on the Golden Ratio with Stefan Priehyba. Well done to the team for your professionalism. It was highly enlightening and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.

Sonia BorgAfter attending the Golden Ratio course with Stefan Priehyba

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