Graphic Design

Mode of study:    Part-time evening – 1 Semester
Intakes:                 January, May, September
Campus:                Caxton House, CBD Nairobi
Fees:                      Ksh 50,000 (EA) & Ksh 60,000 (International) per term
Graphic Design is a fast-growing field with a combined global revenue of over US $57 billion. – IBISWorld(2016).

ADMI’s Graphic Design Certificate programs are ideal for professionals interested in learning or acquiring graphic design certification from Adobe. Professionals can choose any of our five units or at 3 levels which are designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced designers and focus on specific design techniques and software. ADMI’s unique curriculum leverages Adobe Education learning resources, practice tests, and real-world applications enabling students to graduate the program with impressive portfolios along with an added Adobe Certified Associate credential recognized by employers around the world.


Professionals seeking to develop advanced graphic design skills can choose from any of the following or levels of graphic design units.

Level 1

Illustrator – Graphic Design & Illustration
Photoshop – Visual Communications

 Level 2

Indesign – Print & Digital Media Publication and Branding for the 21st Century

Level 3

Dreamweaver – Web Design
Adobe Premier Pro/After Effects – Video Editing/Interactive Media

COURSE SCHEDULE: Available every semester on part time evening and Saturday

CREDITS: Choose a minimum of 2 units per week with 4 contact hours each week.

Course In Depth





Adobe Premier & After Effects

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Build brands for print and digital using design principles, including typography, colour, and balance
  • Compose and enhance images, illustrations, and websites using Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Design websites and build interactive media elements, such as Motion Graphics, GIFS, and action icons
Earn Credentials Recognized By Employers Worldwide

As an ADMI student, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers by earning Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications in:

  • Visual Communications using Adobe Photoshop®
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator®
  • Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign®
  • Web Communications using Adobe Dreamweaver®
  • Video Editing using Adobe Premier Pro®

To learn more about the certification exam visit:


At ADMI we believe in equipping you with industry-relevant skills right from the start. We understand that you might be required to work on different platforms so we have invested in the two most common platforms i.e Mac and Windows.

To guarantee quality we have invested in top of the range facilities including:

  • Three computer labs with Macs and PCs
  • 1:1 computer ratio
  • Industry standard software like Adobe
  • Wacom tablets

All computers are installed with the Adobe suite and you will get certified by Adobe at the end of the course.

Due to the limited spaces, we encourage you to apply early as we can only guarantee a space for those that have fully enrolled.


Graphic Design is a fast-growing field with a combined global revenue of over US $57 billion. IbisWorld (2016).

Companies and organization require artist to effectively visually portray their brand essence, values and identity through their logos, packaging, advertising and several other mediums. Therefore, your role as a graphic designer is critical in depicting your client’s core message to their audience.

As a graphic designer you will produce designs that get your clients’ messages across with high visual impact. You work on variety of products, including websites, packaging, books and magazines, corporate identity advertising, exhibitions and displays, and computer games.

Most graphic design work is now done on computer using specialized industry-standard graphics and multimedia software packages.

As a graphic designer you will spend your day:

  • Meet with clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project
  • Advise clients on strategies to reach a particular audience
  • Create images that identify a product or convey a message
  • Develop graphics and visual or audio images for product illustrations, logos, and websites
  • Present the design to clients or the art director
  • Incorporate changes recommended by the clients into the final design
  • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them

As a graduates from this program you will dive into well-paying jobs such as:

  • Graphic design
  • Web development
  • Illustration
  • Art directing
  • Marketing specialists
  • Software application development
  • Marketing management
  • Creative directing
Get Inspired
diploma in graphic design

Paul Rand

Art Direcor & Graphic Designer

Paul Rand was an American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, Inc., Westinghouse, ABC, and NeXT. He was one of the first American commercial artists to embrace and practice the Swiss Style of graphic design.

How to apply

KCSE D or above OR A-levels with 2 principal passes

Computer Knowledge

Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.


Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.

Application Process
Necessary Documents
  1. Photocopy of your ID or Passport
  2. Application bank slip
Application Forms

Download or fill the application form online here

Application Fees

A non refundable application fee of KES 2,000 will be paid. This payment can be made via MPESA or Bank.

Nzilani Simu

Nzilani Simu


Nzilani Simu is a designer and illustrator from Nairobi, Kenya. She specializes in infographics, branding, hand lettering, illustration and is passionate about design for social impact. She has over ten years of experience working as a freelancer and for creative agencies, including Scangroup and Ark Africa. Previous clients include Equity Group Foundation, iHub, Nendo, Heva Fund, Hivos, Morendat and Java House Africa. She has a BA in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and BA in Graphic Design from Curtin University in Malaysia.

Graphic design

Brian Omolo

Graphic Designer

Brian Omolo is a Graphic Artist and Illustrator who combines hand drawn illustrations with computer-aided colour effects to create art. He attained a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design from the Academy of Graphic Technology in Kenya and earned a BA in Illustration Graphics from Coventry University in 2011.

Brian has worked for various advertising agencies, such as TAC agency and On Cue Digital, as a Graphic Designer and later as an Art Director. He has exhibited his work both locally and internationally with two solo exhibitions in Nairobi, as well as group exhibitions in Kampala, Lagos, Joburg, London, and Paris.  

Dennis Mbuthi - ADMI Faculty graphic design

Dennis Mbuthia

Motion Graphics & Game Designer

Dennis Mbuthia is a professional motion graphics and game designer, who was mentored by some of the animators behind the TV series Tinga Tinga Tales.

He has developed multimedia animations for the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Studies, motion graphic animations for Naswa (TV show), Jambopay, MRI, Data-Fintech, FilmAid, the WHO and AMREF. He holds qualifications from JKUAT, Homeboyz Animation school, Africa Nazarene University and the Gesci-AKE programme.

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