Get essential tips and advice from the brightest minds in the design industry delivered to your desktop in a design workshop. Tune into our Design Workshops, presented by industry experts and noted consultants. We realize the busy schedule of designers, so all of our workshops are ondemand and are typically open for 1 week. You can access the workshops at any time during that week, plus you get an additional 6 months read-only access to the workshop videos and material.
When: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2
Despite what many think, user experience is not just the domain of designers. What is more, it definitely does not stop at the user interface. Creating a great user experience involves people from across an organization coming together. So whether you are a designer, developer, project manager or marketer this presentation is for you.
In this workshop, user experience expert Paul Boag reveals the truth behind this misunderstood subject. He encourages you not to stop at designing screens but take UX further than ever before. Most of all he equips you with the tools you need to put user experience at the heart of your organization.
In The Future of User Experience Lies in Your Hands, you’ll learn:
- What user experience is
- Why user experience matters
- What you can do to start improving the user experience in your organization
- Understanding the users’ context
- What context involves
- How the context will influence our design
When: Oct. 3 – 30
Of all the applications in Adobe’s Creative Cloud, Photoshop is the one that touches the broadest range of creative professionals. Whether you’re a photographer, illustrator, graphic designer, web designer, videographer or 3D artist, chances are that Photoshop is a mainstay in your software toolbox. Every year Adobe releases a new version of the program, with additional updates added throughout the year. Keeping up with all the amazing new features can become a part time job.
HOWU’s Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor, Bill Carberry, provides practical advice on how to get the most out of Adobe software. In this course, you will learn how to create custom workspaces for workflow that really work, integrate Illustrator and Photoshop, automate repetitive tasks plus print a 3D model and much more!
In Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Tips & Tricks, you’ll learn:
- Fix the Undo command so it works the way you want
- Select text & pixels with 1 click
- Create vector shapes including round corner boxes and arrows
- Automatically load layers into Photoshop
- Find Pantone colors in an image
- Easily change text color & move text
- Use the History Panel as a time machine
- Work smarter with Smart Guides
- Plus Smart Objects & Smart Filters
- Optimize performance, even on older computers
When: Oct. 5 – 19
Brush pens are a terrific, no fuss way get started with hand lettering, and this six-week class will get you started at an easy pace. Of course, practice is integral to your success, but with plenty of it, at the end of the class you will have a good grasp of, and will easily be able to execute a nice brush pen lettering style using this versatile tool.
This workshop is for those who want to learn the basics of brush/hand lettering. Start off the course with learning the basic supplies needed for brush lettering and how to use them, then delve into strokes and the beginning of hand lettering letter forms. As you work your way through this workshop, you will develop your own personal style of brush pen lettering.
In Brush Lettering I, you’ll learn:
- What brush pen lettering supplies you need and how to use them
- Basic strokes to create letters, numbers and symbols
- Practice exercises that will help you form many kinds of letterforms
- Individual letter strokes
- Alphabet stroke sequence
- Numbers and symbol stroke sequence
When: Oct. 10 – 24
If you are a designer looking to add web design to your repertoire, then this workshop is for you. This workshop is part 2 or a 2 part workshop.
In lesson one Web Design for Beginners: Essential Tools and Concepts, you’ll learn:
After the first workshop in this series, you’re familiar with the language and conventions of web design. Now — how do you actually start designing? This lesson will explain how sitemaps, wireframes and grids are essential to web design and introduce you to usability concepts.
- What programs are most effective for web design
- How to plan for designing a website
- The basics of information architecture and usability
In lesson two,Web Design for Beginners: Working on the Web, you’ll learn:
You’ve got a solid grasp on the concepts of the web and how your design skills transfer to the web. But this is just the start of your web design education. This lesson wraps up all you’ve learned in the first workshop and in lesson 1 of this workshop and prepares you to become an effective web designer.
- What you should be designing for
- Best practices for working with a development team
- How coding skills can be helpful in going further
- Where to go to learn more
When: Oct. 19
Time: 1 pm ET
As a marketer, you always have too much to do and too little time to do it. But the biggest barrier to meeting deadlines for most marketers is managing the review and approval process. In fact, 92% of marketers cite approval delays as the top reason they miss deadlines.
The review and approval process has become so complex; more versions, more reviewers, more approvers, and more types of content than ever before. How can you keep projects on track and on time?
Join Workfront as we tackle the top three obstacles in your review and approval process:
- Waiting for feedback takes too much time
- Organizing and sifting through too many versions
- Reviewing so many different content types (each with their own process and platform)