Design Mastery Certification

Our focus on the creative process will allow you to learn how to sequence invaluable steps for design productivity. Improve the fundamental elements of a successful graphic design solution.

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What is the Design Mastery Certification?

This is not a course that teaches you how to use graphic design software.

In this 8-day intensive course, we guide you through fine tuning your design process and ideation skills, help you develop concepts that are better targeted, and realize solutions that better connect with your audiences and subjects. This certification is perfect for those who are working in-house, in an agency, or in a design studio setting.

Master the elements and principles of form to turn ideas into compelling graphics while drawing the viewer into a work and keeping that viewer engaged long enough to comprehend the message.

What will you learn?

Design Process

Graphic design and creative processes for success.


The history of graphic design.


How to use style as a design strategy.

Design Concepts

How to bring ideas to visual solutions.

Design Research

Focused analysis and problem solving skills.

Idea Generation

Techniques to kick-start your creative juices.


The elements and principles of form.

Type & Typography

Considering type from an analytic and metaphoric perspective.

Visual Coding

Understanding how to use visual codes.

Form & Meaning

Introduction to semiotics and distinguishing its categories.

Who is it for?

Design Mastery Certification is for graphic designers who:

  • Want to mature as a designer, thinker, and maker
  • Work in-house and want to develop their skills to be more efficient and effective
  • Want to gain experience and feel empowered in their current workplace and future career

What our clients have to say

We attended their marketing boot camp and it is a must for every small business. As they teach how to run a marketing campaign for a small business. Their professional, helpful and caring as they taught us and continue to help is why I would recommend them to anyone looking to enhance their business.

Kent PizzeyPGI Printers

We have participated in Zap's marketing bootcamp and have received immense value in terms of strategies and methods to communicate with our audience and build our brand. Thanks Zap team!

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Meet your instructor


Giles is a qualified Graphic Design Instructor, holding a MDes (Master of Design) from NASCAD University in Halifax and a BA (Hons) in Media & Production Design from the London College of Communication in the UK. He taught Graphic Design and Typography on the Bachelor of Visual Communications program at Medicine Hat College in Alberta for 15 years. He has also worked as a professional graphic designer for the last 30 years running his own design studio and working within a number of agencies and design studios.

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Oct - Nov

$ 8

half-day sessions


  • Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

Nov - Dec

$ 8

half-day sessions


  • Nov 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Dec 1, 8, 15, 22

Dec - Jan

$ 8

half-day sessions


  • Dec 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Jan 5, 12, 19, 26

Jan - Feb

$ 8

half-day sessions


  • Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Feb 2, 9, 16, 23

A message from Zap’s founders


We love helping business owners gain clarity on how to market business and reach their ideal audience. You can succeed and we want to help. Surrounded by an incredible team, we look forward to helping you exceed your goals and see your dreams become reality.


– Hannah & DJ