Author Archives: Natalie Boyd

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CSS Basics: Formatting (a video tutorial)

New from HOW Design University is a short video tutorial on how to write CSS. This quick design tutorial is the first of many, so keep an eye out for more HOWU design tutorials by visiting our YouTube channel. This video tutorial features information extracted from the Certificate in Web Development I, which provides...

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Marketing Gold: HOWU’s Top 10 Marketing Design Tips

Considering the holiday season is near and designers’ to-do lists contain lines of marketing design deadlines, we decided to round up some marketing design tips from HOW Design University. Step back from your project and take a refresher on marketing basics to keep in mind as you brainstorm holiday marketing concepts. These tips will benefit...

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DIY: A Photo Studio for Professional Product Shoots

Designers Roberto Blake and Jim Krause are on to something. They both passionately pursue photography as a side to their graphic design projects, and they advocate for other designers to pursue it as well. In fact, in Krause’s online course, Creative Exercises for Designers, he instructs students to experiment with photography as a way to...

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Microcontent: The Makings of a Social Media Graphic

Microcontent is the new buzzword in the design and marketing circles. But what exactly is it? For the context of design, it’s short, concise visuals primarily used for social media marketing that delivers a call-to-action or a noteworthy fact. Lemonly, a visual design firm based in South Dakota, creates engaging microcontent all the time...