Digital Design


Online Certificate Courses


Evolve your skills. Get direct experience in digital design.

In our online certificate courses, you will get direct experience in design and be challenged to bring your creative ideas to life.

We welcome enthusiasts, high school students, mature students, and anyone looking to make a career change. When you finish an online certificate course at Vancouver Film School, you will receive a digital certificate of completion confirming your experience.



Course Duration:

3.5-week course, 5-7 p.m. PST
Lessons occur twice a week and include take-home assignments.




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

**Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.


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Illustrator & InDesign (online)

This Illustrator and InDesign course will expose you to the powerful vector manipulation tool used by leading designers within the industry. You will learn skills that will help you translate your paper designs to a computer to create a successful personal logo and resume. You will also learn various tools, illustration techniques, and typography rules while gaining experience in designing your resume and laying out text.

Learning Outcomes – Participants will:

  • Explore composition and image-making techniques.
  • Understand the uses and advantages of vector-based graphics.
  • Identify key Illustrator features specific to creating a personal logo.
  • Understand the planning stages of producing logo projects.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency for drawing in Illustrator, and for layout in InDesign.



  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Computer with dual monitors (recommended), microphone, and camera (optional)
  • Stable Internet connection


Mondays & Wednesdays, August 17 to September 9, 2020 – **ONLINE workshop**

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Typography (online)

Typography is the practice of reproducing the written word by mechanical/digital means. From Gutenberg’s press to Adobe’s PostScript language and the explosion of online information, the mass reproduction of text has had an enormous effect on our world’s history and culture. In this course, you will understand the importance of typography in the design process. You will also focus on learning typographic rules and applications through lectures, short exercises, and projects.

Learning Outcomes – Participants will:

  • Explore the importance of typography in the design process.
  • Use and design type in an aesthetically pleasing, readable, and functional manner.
  • Understand key terms used to describe typefaces and text layout.
  • Identify how to select and pair typefaces to communicate to a target audience.


  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator)
  • Computer with dual monitors (recommended), microphone, and camera (optional)
  • Stable Internet connection


Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 18 to September 8, 2020 – **Sorry, this workshop is closed.**


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Leanne Roed

Game Designer | UX/UI Designer

Leanne Roed is a game and UI/UX designer who has been working in the game industry for close to 10 years. She has worked for several local game studios on multiple projects, from large teams with high-profile intellectual properties to small teams bringing unique projects to life. Her company Less Than Three Interactive released its first game, Cribbage With Grandpas, in 2016. It has been featured multiple times on the Apple App Store and was nominated for IndieCade 2017.