I started DesignLab's design 101 course last Friday. The course focuses on visual fundamentals, something I don't get to practice on the job as much as I'd like. For the first assignment, we worked from a creative brief for a fictional SF market (ahem--Bi-Rite).
I designed a landing page for a made-up line of beverages offered at the made-up store. I had some fun blending together and shaping the "splash" in Photoshop. I also went straight for the bright colors and photos--just call me color starved. It was a fun exercise, and I'm excited for the rest of the course.