Digital Design


Entry-Level Workshops


Evolve your skills. From portfolio to career development.

Whether you have prior training in a related field or no experience at all, our entry-level workshops have everything you need to take meaningful steps towards portfolio development for post-secondary study and your dream career. We welcome enthusiasts, high school students, mature students, and anyone looking to make a career change. Developed by VFS's team of industry professionals, these workshops will give you insight into what the Digital Design program at VFS can help you achieve.

COVID-19 Advisory

While the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the risk associated with coronavirus as low thus far, we continue to monitor developments very closely. VFS is currently evaluating all event commitments for the sake of everyone involved.

The events listed below are subject to postponement, rescheduling, or cancellation.

Regular rate:


Workshop Duration:

2 day course, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch break


VFS Campus 400 W. Hastings St.


**Students must confirm they are at least 16 years old at the beginning of the workshop in order to register.

Intro to Digital Design: Create and Animate Your Personal Logo

Come and explore your creative potential in this engaging and practical two-day workshop. You’ll learn how to convey your own personal brand by designing and creating a custom logo from scratch. Our instructor will guide you through the steps involved in the design process, from sketching and ideation to digital rendering and animation. You’ll work with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to bring your design to life and create a cutting-edge motion graphic using Adobe After Effects. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a logo to use on business cards, websites and in your design portfolio, along with a set of foundational skills that you can build on with further digital design training.

Learning Outcomes - Participants will:

  • Learn the steps involved in developing a design concept
  • Work in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to create a personal logo
  • Learn how to create motion graphics using Adobe After Effects
  • Render a final logo for portfolio use


Day 1 - Concept creation

  • Storyboarding and ideation
  • Assets creation in Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop

Day 2 - Basics of animation in Adobe After Effects

  • Importing assets into Adobe After Effects
  • Animating layers and creating depth in the animations
  • Basic Compositing and Colour Correction
  • Final Export and Render


*Students must confirm they are 16 years or older at the beginning of the workshop in order to register.


October 17–18, 2020

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