The Designer in her

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The Designer in her

Graphic design  is a modern form of art that can add contemporary flair to every nook and corner of any industry. Graphical representation can help to communicate even very complex ideas or messages in a simple and appealing visual manner. Graphic design is a discipline characterized by innovation, yet even renowned international companies have failed to acknowledge the efforts and successes of female designers on their teams. Fortunately, women around the world have been making huge leaps forward in terms of gender equality, and many organizations, across various industries, are now seriously concerned about bridging the gender gap.  In Nepal, as in so many countries, now is the right time for girls and women to pursue careers in graphic design.

To help reduce the gender gap in the design industry, CodeRush and W4 have come up with a joint, women-centric project, “The Designer in Her,” aimed at underprivileged, undergraduate women who are planning to kick start their careers in the field of graphic design.

Why The designer in Her?

The “The Designer in Her” project is in line with Sustainable Development Goal number 5, as it seeks to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the design industry. The project’s rigorous training program enables young women to acquire technical skills in graphic design and also allows them to enhance their soft skills as part of their own personal development.


  • December 6th, 2020 (2 weeks)
  • 5:30 pm-7:30pm (Sunday - Friday)
  • Online Class via Zoom
  • Free of Cost

Our partner


The Designer in her

Applications, along with the required documents will be reviewed by the Board of the organizing committee. Fellowships will be awarded entirely on the basis of merit which will depend on the answers in the application form. 

Fellowship Benefits:

  • Tuition-Free program with intense industry-based training from experts
  • Networking with tech enthusiasts within and outside Nepal
  • Several workshops and competitions offering a variety of exciting opportunities
  • A distinct, in-depth session on overall personal development

Fellowship details:

  • In-depth training in Graphics Design
  • Starting Date:
    6th December 2020
  • Duration: 20 hours
  • Time:
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, every day (Sunday- Friday)
  • Modules:
    Module 1: Graphics design
    Module 2: Graphics Design Competition
  • Online Class via Zoom

Fellowship Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Age range: 18-25 years old
  • 1st year - 4th-year students
  • Must have their own computers/access to computers and an Internet connection
  • Must commit to devoting herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year

The Graphic Design classes are for:

  • The one who wants to become a wordpress developer
  • Who wants to open up their own blogging / portfolio/ personal site
  • Who wants to build e-commerce, small business websites
  • Who wants to build easy and attractive websites

Requirements to attend Graphic Design class:

  • Basic knowledge of computer, website and browser
  • Have a laptop with OS installed
  • Have modern browser installed like chrome, mozilla etc.
  • Creative skills and interest in building

Learning Outcomes from Graphic Design class :

  • Understand wordpress roles and components
  • Install and configure WordPress on a hosting account
  • Install new themes and plugins in any WordPress site
  • Configure WordPress to your preferences
  • Detailed knowledge of Plugin and templates.

Good design is a language, not a style.

Contact Us if you want to see learn this language of design.

Some words from our happy learners!

The website development through WordPress class was very effective indeed. I got to learn soo many components of wordpress in such less time. After taking the classes i can confidently say that I can build a fully functioning website using WordPress.

Ashna Shakya


Honestly, I really enjoyed the classes. It was very interactive and we got to practice on live site sa well. Special thanks to the tutor Aavas Parajuli who always helped me with my difficulties and problems during the classes. 

Srijana Bhusal


Graphic Design Course Module 

  1. Introduction to Graphic Design
  2. Elements and Principle of Design
  3. Color Theory
  4. Print Vs Screen Design
  5. Vector Vs Raster Design
  6. Adobe Illustrator Vs Adobe Photoshop

This course is focused on the manipulation of digital images through image readiness, editing and image creation. You will learn how to create a new image, crop, transform, paint, enhance, retouch, resize and add artistic feel. Selection methods and working with layers are also dealt with in this course. 


  1. The Photoshop Screen
  2. Getting to know the Tools 
  3. Utilizing grids and rulers
  4. Zoom shortcuts and convenient navigation


  1. Why use Selections?
  2. Creating selections using Marquee tools
  3. The Magic Wand and Quick Selection tool
  4. The Lasso tools
  5. Selecting by color range
  6. Pen Tools
  7. Adding or Deleting from selections
  8. Saving and Loading selections
  9. When to use which Selections Tools

Working With Layers

  1. Multiple Layers creation and viewing
  2. Moving, scaling and rotating layers
  3. Linking & aligning Layers
  4. Merging, Flattening and Saving Layers
  5. Locking and protecting layers
  6. Layer groups
  7. Applying and editing type
  8. Converting shape and text layers
  9. Saving and flattening layered files

Merging Layers

    1. Applying transparency
    2. Fundamental modes of layer blending 
    3. Text and adjustment layers
    4. Special effects
    5. Drop shadows, glows and embossing
    6. Layer masks
    7. Clipping Masks
    8. Adjustment Layers

Operating With Text

    1. Text Layer Creation
    2. Basic Typography (Font Selections for Project)
    3. Text Paragraphs
    4. Adding Text Effects

Filters, Painting And Drawing

  1. Cloning Images
  2. Mixing and applying paint and fill colors
  3. Brush and Eyedropper tools
  4. Drawing shapes
  5. Creating vector shape layers
  6. Adding color fills, patterns and gradients

Files Saving

  1. File formats
  2. Right color mode selection
  3. Adjusting resolution and image size
  4. Canvas cropping and enlargement
  5. Printing and Optimizing Documents
  6. Color modes, resolution & image size 
  7. Printing from Photoshop and other Applications
  8. The Save for web command

Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based graphics program that enables the aspiring graphic designers to develop professional high quality print, type effects and web designs. The mentioned course has its main objective to guide trainees to produce good-looking, high quality graphics such as logos and advertisements with type and graphics. The trainees will create logos with professional look and feel, type effects and convert bitmaps to vector artworks by rightly using the colors, layers, gradients, fonts, and photos with illustrations and text effects.


  1. Custom workspace
  2. Control Palettes & menus
  3. Smartguides
  4. Rulers, guides, grids, snap to
  5. Outline & Preview modes
  6. Navigation & Scroll shortcuts
  7. How Illustrator Works
  8. Vectors v Bitmaps
  9. Text, Shapes & Color


  1. Using the shape tools
  2. Transforming tools
  3. Spoked wheel drawing
  4. Selecting, Copying and Moving
  5. Rotating, Skewing, Aligning, Grouping and Duplicating Objects
  6. Locking and Hiding
  7. Drawing Tools such as rectangle, ellipse, polygon, Star
  8. Fills and Colors
  9. Drawing curves
  10. Join commands

Shape builder tools/Pathfinder

  1. Unite
  2. Minus Front
  3. Intersect
  4. Exclude
  5. Divide
  6. Trim
  7. Merge
  8. Crop
  9. Outline
  10. Minus Back


  1. Importing & placing images
  2. Turning Bitmap into Vector
  3. Color
  4. Basic Colors & Stroke palette
  5. Types of Color; Color modes
  6. Gradient and Patterns
  7. Dragging color
  8. Understanding & using ‘stroke’ and ‘fill’ attributes
  9. Using Swatches
  10. Use the Paint Bucket tool


  1. Creating Text objects
  2. Artistic and Paragraph text
  3. Coloring and Filling text
  4. Adding ‘point’ type and ‘area’ type
  5. Add type to a vector path
  6. Create type outlines
  7. Linking Paragraphs
  8. Type Effects
  9. Placing Text Around Objects
  10. Find & replace & Spellcheck

Arranging And Aligning Objects

  1. Using ‘group’ and ‘duplicate’
  2. Layer objects hiding and locking
  3. Using ‘isolation mode’
  4. Using Align and Distribute
  5. Compound paths
  6. Clipping masks

Creating & Editing Paths

  1. Pen Tool
  2. Draw straight lines
  3. Draw continuous curves
  4. Shift (move) an anchor point or a line
  5. Converting an anchor point
  6. Add, adjust, delete points
  7. Bezier curves


  1. Object filling using a gradient
  2. Creation and modification of gradient 
  3. Use the Gradient tool 

Transforming Objects

  1. Rotate, Scale or shear
  2. Flip and slant
  3. The bounding box
  4. Use the Free Transform tool


  1. Creation and modification(Editing) of layers
  2. Create a sub layer
  3. Hide and Lock


  1. Crop Mark
  2. Distort
  3. Pathfinder
  4. Rasterize
  5. Stylize
  6. Wrap

Using Live Trace

  1. Automatically trace artwork
  2. Converting objects

The Designer in Her : fellows

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need to Have Any Designing Skills?

No: we will be training fellows from scratch. However, fellows should have a basic level of computer skills. We do not expect you to have already used any graphic design tools but having a basic knowledge of using them will prove to be an advantage. 

Where Can I Apply? ​

Only the applicants who are selected will be able to participate in the Fellowship. Please click on the following link to fill out the application form: 

What Do I Get from This Training?

You will be provided with training from scratch and you will gain ample skills to increase your employability and help you achieve success in the industry.  Additionally, you will acquire networking and public speaking skills, and you will be able to considerably improve your ability to work as part of a team. 

Do I Need to Have Any Previous Experience in Graphic Design?

No. The selection process will be entirely based on merit. If applicants meet all the requirements, which include written tests and interviews, they will be considered eligible for the fellowship. Past experience in graphic design is not at all compulsory.