Master Design Essentials, Design With Confidence

Unleash your creativity with a solid foundation in color, type, layout & imagery.

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From average designs at low rates to beautiful, professional designs that are worth a premium

  • You know you could find more & better clients if you could just produce better designs.

  • You know a good design when you see it, but find it hard to create one yourself.

  • Your social feeds inspire you to create amazing work, but you feel you don't know how.

  • You’re not very proud of your current portfolio.

  • You’re sick of just watching tutorials and not making any progress.


Core Design Skills

Before & After

You Won’t Recognize Your Work After This Course

Complete a small design project at the beginning of the course. Redesign it at the end. Be amazed by how much you’ve grown as a designer.

Marium Amin
Graphic Designer
Katarína Adam
Daniele Verzolini
Graphic Designer
course curriculum

What You'll Learn

module 1
module 2
module 3
module 4
module 5
Bringing It All Together
module 6
Final Project, Certification & What's Next
module 7

Elevate your designs with Flux Academy's Core Design Skills course. Master color, typography, layout, and imagery to create stunning visuals that captivate audiences. Gain the confidence to tackle any design project and stand out in the industry. Enroll now and unleash your creativity.

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No Fluff. All Action

By The End of This Course, You’ll Be Able To…

Create Unique Layouts

Amazing layouts take more than just creativity. They’re crafted with a lot of intention. Get ready to discover 9 principles that will help you create engaging, mesmerizing layouts for your projects.

Pick Colours That Create Emotion

Color can make or break any design project. You’ll discover how to choose colors strategically, compose palettes that are both beautiful and functional, and how to actually use color in context.

Use Type To Create Impact

One of the main things that separate professional designers from amateurs is how they work with type. You’ll learn how to source, select, and pair fonts, and most importantly: how to work with them like a pro.

Make Your Images Stand Out

Imagery is one of the best ways to add depth and interest to your designs. We’ll be talking about photography, illustration, and texture: how to source them, how to layer them, and how to integrate them to your designs.

Less Theory. More Action!

Focus On What Matters Most: Designing & Getting Feedback

Because design principles can be learned. But design skills can’t. They need to be practiced.

Short videos covering only what matters most

Demos to show how theory is put to practice

Quizzes to sharpen your design eye

Actionable design exercises with every lesson

Become a trusted expert that can take on any web design project

Stop trying to "fake it till you make it", and instead - just learn how to actually make it. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Deliver standout websites using a proven process

  • Elevate your work by mastering timeless design principles

  • Design for results with creative strategy workshops

  • Confidently manage projects and set client expectations

  • Avoid the overwhelm, and know exactly what to do next

Get Mentored by the Best

1:1 Mentoring With Seasoned Industry Experts

Have questions? Want feedback? Ask your project mentor, get private answers.

Here's an idea how to make the layout less busy
The animation is not working since the parent element is hidden
Love the open feel, maybe add some interactions next
Add clearer CTAs to help conversion
Consider incorporating more contrast

Weekly Office Hours

Join Ran Segall's weekly Office Hours live & ask your most pressing questions about web design and freelancing.

Dedicated Mentors

Struggling with a client site? Stuck on your course project? Reach out to our mentors for personalized 1:1 support.

Special Workshops

Get a private invitation to our exclusive workshops to stay ahead of the game and grow continuously.

Private Flux Community

Build Your Network

Collaborate, network, and continue learning with a global community of designers.

Gigs & Opportunities

Take advantage of special gig opportunities and collaborate with other designers and freelancers.

Accountability Partners

Stay on track with your learning goals, offer & receive encouragement, and grow together.

Meet Your Instructor

Matt Brunton

Matt Brunton brings two decades of creative experience as a Designer and Art Director with the world’s largest companies and agencies. Today he works as Creative Director for Flux Academy and Studio Spielen—his new sports brand design studio, founded in 2024.

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Course Reviews

What Students Say

If anyone is looking to strengthen their fundamentals, I highly recommend Core Design Skills. It helped me solidify my knowledge and grow from the experience. 10/10 would recommend it.

Schneur Smith

I have thoroughly enjoyed completing the Core Design Skills course and can see what huge progress I have made through watching the videos and completing the assignments. The constructive feedback from Stan has been invaluable - always kind and encouraging but detailed and challenging. I think this course is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in design, and imagine it would be of value to those with some experience as well.

Suzi Edginton

The Core Design Skills course was a great introduction to design, including hierarchy, layout, typography, and color. I feel more confident in my understanding of design principles.

Derek Berndt

The course overall is really well structured, easy to follow and easy to action. The support from the tutors is second to none, the feedback is really helpful and they have been very supportive throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is starting out in design or anyone who wants to brush up on their core design skills. Great course and I had a great time completing it too.

Matt Johnson

Great experience with Flux Academy! What makes my experience so great is having a vibrant, dedicated community. Mentors are always available to assist with my queries. I feel like I got more than I paid for. Thank you very much!

Lê Thành Nhân

This course was well structured. I also received great feedback in a timely manner. I became a better designer because of it.

William Maitre

I highly recommend the Core Design Skills course. I learned a lot and received valuable feedback from Ran's team. It's very helpful to do exercises and assignments instead of just watching free YouTube videos.

Sylvia Angelova

Matt Brunton is an amazing tutor/designer and I would highly recommend the core design skills to anyone looking to brush-up their knowledge on design (YES even mid-weight). The assignments and case studies has made me recommend it to friends and colleagues.

Georgi Videnliev

Amazing experience - although I was following Flux for a while on social, this was my first course, and it really exceeded my expectations! The tutorials are clear and interesting, and the exercises are so engaging and fun to do. But the most stars go to the mentoring part that keeps you motivated and solves the main issue with online courses - the interactivity, and not feeling alone. Amazing 8 weeks, time and money very well invested, and I can really tell the results are there.

Jelena Bogdanovic

I had a great time doing the Core Design Skills course. The videos were very instructive and the exercises helped me to solidify the knowledge from the videos. The feedback from the Flux teachers was very elaborate and helped me grow as a developer.

Anthony Candaele

I feel like I have learnt so much about what it takes to create beautiful designs through this course, and like I have a solid foundation to fuel my progression in the world of design. The quizzes, exercises and assignment (with helpful feedback) in this course really helped me to internalise and practice the skills I was learning through the informative videos. I also appreciated the resource doc, so that I can refer back to it as I continue designing.

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