Consultancy Planning

In the current economic environment, it is important that businesses find ways to stand out, tighten their operations, and increase their revenues while keeping expenses low. As many businesses struggle to stay ahead of the competition, the day-to-day operations of the business are more than enough to keep management busy, especially in smaller businesses where owners or managers wear many hats. Choosing to use an experienced consultant may allow businesses the ability to grow, rather than simply attempting to maintain the status quo.


Of course, an organization should continue to track the benefits provided by a consultant. As the firm grows, it may become more cost efficient to bring the services provided by a consultant in-house, so value should be routinely monitored. Having full-time employees provides its own benefits such as specific industry experience, the ability to perform varied organizational duties, a full-time presence on site, and a set salary. However for many companies, the flexibility provided by an outside consultant can be the most cost-effective and valuable option for business development and revenue growth.

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Module 1: Introduction to Graphic Design 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Definition: A definition of graphic design and its specialized industries.
  • History: The history of written communication from ancient to present times with visual examples of pivotal movements and designer work.
  • Specialties: Explanation of the various specialties within the industry of graphic design. An understanding of graphic design’s role in future industries.
  • Social Networks: Introduction to professional organizations and affiliations that will enrich the student’s understanding of the profession.
Module 2: Design Basics 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Basic: Design elements and principles.
  • Studies: Illustrated studies reinforcing the concepts and vocabulary of design. Refinement of final studies using Adobe Illustrator™ software.
  • Software: Introduction to vector-based computer software Adobe Illustrator™.
Module 3: Introduction to Typography 2:00 Hour/Class
  • History: Evolution of the alphabet and letter-form design.
  • Basic: Type families, type anatomy and type principles.
  • Studies: You will learn how to illustrate the basic type families and apply tools to them.
  • Software: You will learn typographic tools available in Adobe Illustrator™ software.
Module 4: Colour 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Basic: Color theory Basics.
  • Studies: Participants will display a working knowledge of the concepts in this Module by completing several computers based colour studies using templates provided.
  • Software: Participants will learn the colour tools available in Adobe Illustrator™ software.
Module 5: Advanced Typography 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Basic: Advanced typographic theory and vocabulary.
  • Studies: Participants will display a working knowledge of the concepts in this Module by completing several computers based typographic studies using templates provided.
  • Software: Participants s will learn advanced typographic tools available in Adobe Illustrator™.
Module 6: Photography and Photoshop 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Basic: Participants will learn the tools and vocabulary associated with printing and photography.
  • Studies: Participants will display a working knowledge of the concepts in this Module by completing a studio style photoshoot. They will also create their first advert design.
  • Software: Participants will learn basic photo manipulation tools Adobe Photoshop™ software.
Module 7: Logotype Design 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Process: Participants will learn the processes and tools associated needed to create meaningful design concepts.
  • Studies: Participants will display a working knowledge of the concepts in this Module by completing several computers based typographic projects using templates provided.
  • Software: Participants will use illustration and Adobe Illustrator™ software to illustrate, design and refine projects.
Module 8: Design Systems 1 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Process: Participants will follow the creative process to define their own goals for the projects in the Module.
  • Studies: Participants will conceptualize, develop and refine design systems based upon an organic form of their choosing. They will further this knowledge by creating an iconic system.
  • Software: Participants will use advanced Adobe Illustrator™ software knowledge to illustrate, design & refine projects.
Module 9: Layout Design 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Vocabulary: Students will reinforce vocabulary from earlier modules that applies to typographic layout.
  • Studies: Students will learn how to manipulate typographic principles to create dynamic layout design.
  • Software: Students will be introduced to Adobe InDesign™.
Module 10: Design Systems II/Projects 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Projects: An instrumental module in the course. Participants will deepen their knowledge of working with the design brief and idea generation. Design a complex corporate identity system, package design project and design campaign.
  • Software: Participants will identify which programs are right for each design task by using both Photoshop™, InDesign™ and/or I for their projects.

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Program Introduction 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Introductory discussion.
Module 2: Motion Graphic Overview 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Case Studies and Overview of Industry
  • Overview of After Effects or current software
  • Designing assets for importing and animation
Module 3: Applying Animation Principles for Motion Graphics 2:00 Hour/Class
  • The classic 12 Animation Principles and how they apply to Motion Graphics.
  • Application in practice.
Module 4: Practical Organization for Projects and Teams 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Developing a consistent system for freelance and team projects.
  • Archiving projects that will be easy to revisit in future and for others to work on.
Module 5: Level 1 Animation 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Keyframing and animating the 5 basic Transformation properties.
  • Position, Scale, Rotation, Opacity, Anchor Points
Module 6: Creation in After Effect 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Working with Solids, Text, and Shape Layers.
  • Compositing techniques with modes, masks and mattes.
  • Editing sound in After Effects and Adobe Audition.
Module 7: Project Construction 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Steps for developing a project from script to storyboard to final project.
  • Layer organization, pre-composing and working with nested compositions.
  • Creating and repurposing modular asset.
Module 8: Intermediate Techniques 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Using Null, and Adjustment Layers.
  • Simple but useful Expressions.
Module 9: Learn Through Course Projects 2:00 Hour/Class
  • A text animation using a word or short phrase. Use timing motion and animation principles to convey the meaning of the word.
  • A 5-10 Second abstract graphic animation that conveys an emotion.
  • A 30 second Motion Graphic Project following examples of Infographic, PSA, Advertisement or Artistic Motion Graphics.

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Module 1: Project Management Basic 2:00 Hour/Class
  • What is Management?
  • The role of the project manager.
  • Why are projects undertaken?
  • The project Life Cycle.
Phase 1: The Initiation Phase 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Feasibility
  • Identifying the stakeholders
  • Understanding the needs and expectations of clients
Phase 2: The Planning Phase 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Project Planning
  • The importance of planning
  • What is a project management plan?
  • How to draw up a project plan
  • What is the scope
  • The work breakdown structure
  • Cost breakdown structure
  • Organization breakdown structure
  • Structures combined
  • What is project time management?
Phase 3 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Project Execution
Phase 4 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Project Closure
Module 2: Report Writing 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Introduction to report writing
  • The planning process
  • Pre-writing
  • Writing and editing your report
  • Documents used in the workplace
Module 3 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Test and Exam

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Module 1: Overview of Data Security 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Introduction and Objectives
  • What is Data Security?
  • International Laws and Standards
  • Data Breach
  • Data Remanence
  • Data Theft
  • Wireless Identity Theft
Module 2: Information Security 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Information Security
  • Terminology
Module 3: Managing Risk 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Risk Management
  • Types of Controls
  • Potential Risk Treatments
  • Single Loss Expectancy
Module 4: Protecting and Securing Data/Information 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Active Hard Drive Protection
  • Air Gap
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Back Up
  • Cloud Service Gateway
  • Firewall
  • Types of Firewall
  • Security of ATM's
  • Standard of Good Practice
Phase 4 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Project Closure
Module 5: Back Up 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Back Up
  • Repository Models
  • Storage Media
  • Managing the Data Repository
  • Live Data
  • Manipulation
  • Limitations
  • Confusion and Advise
Module 6: Protecting and securing information through software 2:00 Hour/Class
  • BC Wipe
  • Data Shredder and Database Monitoring
  • DBAN
  • Disk Utility
  • DHDerase and MyDLP
  • Shred
Module 7: Cyber Security 2:00 Hour/Class
  • How to prevent cyber security
  • Using Cyber Security Software
  • Password Protection
  • Mobile Security
  • Social Media Security
  • Defense against Hacker
  • Critical Cyber Threat
Module 8 2:00 Hour/Class
  • Test and Exam