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Visual Design Course & Internship

In Cape Town or Berlin.
No experience required.
iX programs abroad have been suspended for Summer 2020. Check out our online programs instead.
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Visual Design is about telling a story, beautifully.

Every brand, company, and movement, has as story, a personality, a purpose. Visual designers bring that to life through graphics, logos, posters, photography, web designs, and virtually anything else that the human eye can see. Visual designers are responsible for how a product—and all the messaging and advertising around that product—looks. They’re involved in everything from choosing colors and fonts to building icons, graphics, and layouts.

Diana Matei, iX Visual Design 2018
Student at the University of Miami
"I loved how the Visual Design course challenged me in ways I haven't experienced before. Our teacher did a good job of pushing me in a creative way towards doing and achieving more than I thought I could. My biggest take away from class was how real life it felt. The time constraints and situations we were put in were incredibly realistic, which is an environment I’ve never been in before."

iX Visual Design alumni have gone on to work at

Applications open soon.

A skills bootcamp with expert instruction.

Learn the latest in Visual Design. Empower yourself to create real-world value.

Design Fundamentals

The psychology of colors, lines, shapes, textures, and fonts. The power of space, rhythm, composition, and structure. The design life-cycle, principles of design and storytelling through visual design.

Design and Implement

Design for print, web, and mobile using Adobe CC, including Illustrator, InDesign, and XD. Design for social media brand-building and create and build impactful content. Create graphics, logos, sketches, icons, and other visuals using Adobe Software or similar. Build mock websites using Wix, Squarespace, or similar.

Present and Future Focus

Deconstruct and deliver on an industry design brief according to demanding specifications. Principles of design for sustainability: designing with the environment in mind. Creative confidence, how professionals separate their self-confidence from their work.

Beata Wilczek - past iX teacher
Researcher and Designer
"My goal is to make design students aware that what they make is highly political and impacts not only people but also the environment."

Apply your new skills in an internship.

Our internships are different from the usual. Instead of leaving you on your own, we provide you with daily support and occasional classes to cover additional material. That means you'll be able to create huge value in a short time—all of which you can add to your resume to show future employers.



A biotech startup whose revolutionary technology provides reliable detection of harmful substances in real time and empowers others to act fast.

Denk Fabrik


Berlin based company DenkFabrik works on the adoption of blockchain technology in the real world through blockchain education and consulting.



Next Big Thing is an Internet of Thing (IoT) company, offering a complete framework for the acceleration of IoT ventures.

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from our alumni.

Morgan Zagerman
Stanford University Class of 2021

iX pushed me to make work that I had no idea I could make. We were taught by such amazing designers like Beata, Lark, and Paul, and they held us to such a high standard and made us want to do really good work.

Kate Clawson
Tufts University Class of 2021

Digital Design taught me an immense amount about design on a practical level, while giving me an idea as to what pursuing a career in design may be like. I learned how important design is in our everyday lives and the amount of consideration involved in the development of everything around us.

Camelia Betancourt
Iowa State Class of 2020

All of the things that we learned in Design are completely relevant to so many fields today! It was definitely fast-paced and out of my comfort zone slightly, but felt so current. We learned about brand communication and development, as well as the software that comes with it!

Dates and availability for Visual Design.

iX Abroad Program

Session 1

Applications closed for 2020

Session 2

Applications closed for 2020

How the Abroad program works
iX Abroad Program

Session 1

Applications closed for 2020

Session 2

Applications closed for 2020

How the Abroad program works

Applications for Summer 2020 are closed.

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