Graphic Design for

Interior Designers

eDesignU Elective Course

Instructed by Lauren Brantley

Rendering by Lauren Brantley

Basic Principles 

This course covers the aspects of typeface, color, and layout as it applies to graphics for interior designers. 

Programs Reviewed

In this course you will get a basic introduction to Canva and Photoshop - plus an explanation of InDesign, Illustrator.

Canva Free or Pro is used throughout this course. You must have at least a Canva Free account to complete this course. 

Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign are covered but these programs are not required to complete this course. *Photoshop is recommended. 

Course Focus Topics

Branding is far more than just a logo; it’s an experience. A cohesive, well-designed brand can differentiate your business from competitors, build trust with your audience, and give them the right first impression. It can lead to more sales and bookings, generate recognition, and increase engagement. 

  • Why Graphic Design is Important to Interior Designers 

    Learn about similarities of Interior Design/Graphic Design and how to use your creative skills to help you with graphics and more. 

  • Color

    Learn about storytelling with color, brand identity and color language. the history of color usage and working with the color wheel.

  • Using Photoshop as a Graphic Design tool 

    Why use Photoshop for Graphic Design Projects and an Introduction to Photoshop Basics. Also learn what documents you can create within Photoshop.

  • Typeface

    This portion goes over everything from types of typography to how to work with images and text. 

  • Using Canva as a Graphic Design tool 

    Why use Canva for Graphic Design Projects? Get an introduction to Canva and some Canva basics, as well as documents you can create within Canva.

  • Using InDesign as a Graphic Design tool 

    Why use Indesign for Graphic Design Projects? 

  • Layout

    Gives you all the essential elements to a successful layout. 

  • Using llustrator​ as a Graphic Design tool 

    Why use Illustrator for Graphic Design Projects and a basic introduction to Illustrator.

  • Program Comparison

    Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator & Indesign Comparison​ and Pricing

Lauren Brantley

Lauren started her career as an e-designer in college. She transitioned her company into a DVA services business, assisting other designers, architects, and contractors quickly growing a strong clientele. Her heart's passion is rendering but what makes her DVA business different is marketing strategies. Lauren truly believes in the power of marketing your business as a DVA or interior designer is the way to success.
Over recent years, Lauren has become proficient in  graphic design tools like Canva and Photoshop and she is ready to share what she has learned with you! She uses these tools daily in her life as a DVA, with her design clients and her personal projects. Helping you build a professional visual presentation to stand apart from the rest is what she lives for. 


Lauren holds a Bachelors's Degree in Interior Design, a Master's Degree in Visual Communication Design, and beginning her Ph.D. in Strategic Media this summer. With over 5 years under her belt in the E-design industry, she knows what it takes for your graphics and designs to catch the eye of your ideal client. Contact her today for questions or 1:1 training.



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