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 we offer both live and ondemand workshops. The ondemand workshops last a week and can be accessed at any time during that week. The online, interactive design live workshops last about an hour and include a Q&A session toward the end where you can get answers to your specific questions on the Live Workshop topic. Not able to attend the live event? You can still enroll in the workshop and get access to the recording for an additional 30 days version at a later date.
Adobe Photoshop Tips and Techniques
Learn how to get your money’s worth out of Adobe Photoshop! Whether you are using Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) or the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud (CC), these timeless tips and tricks can make this course pay for itself in the first 15 minutes!
This workshop will cover the top 10 tips and techniques as well as some Photoshop magic tricks including puppet warp, content aware and the 5 challenges of the content aware tools.
In Adobe Photoshop Tips and Techniques, you’ll learn:
- Learn really useful tips and tricks to help keep you current
- Learn work-arounds for working with CS & CC designers and developers
- Get design inspiration using the top features for Creative Suite & Creative Cloud
- Adobe Photoshop CS6 or CC
- Adobe Color for iOS
- Adobe Brush CC for iOS
- Adobe Shape CC for iOS
Date: Aug. 24 – 30
The 5 Keys to Happy Clients and Smoother Design Projects
Do you find working with clients a challenge? Do you have a hard time convincing them of your ideas and keeping them happy? Do you believe that design work would be much easier if clients stopped interfering?
This workshop proposes a different model for working with clients, one where the designer and client work in a collaborative relationship. Where the client is at the heart of the process. After watching this webcast you will produce better design, projects will be more satisfying and clients will be happier.
In The 5 Keys to Happy Clients and Smoother Design Projects, you’ll learn the importance of:
- How to gain the respect of your clients and be treated as an expert.
- How to improve the way you communicate with your clients.
- How to save time and money by educating clients about best practice.
- How to successfully collaborate with your clients.
- How to gather feedback from clients that helps rather than hinders the design process
Date: Sept. 3 – 9
5 New Skills Every Designer Needs
Our professional lives are changing. What was once safe ground in our business is no longer so. Take for example the web design sector, there are huge changes there. Smaller clients are turning to services like Squarespace. Bigger organizations are bringing design work in-house. This means that to survive as designers we need to adapt and that means learning new skills. In his talk, Paul will introduce five new skills you need to succeed in today’s marketplace.
In 5 New Skills Every Designer Needs, you’ll learn the importance of:
- Sales and marketing
- Business studies
- Customer Service
Date: Sept. 10 – 16
Web Design 101 for Designers – Part 1
If you are a designer looking to add web design to your repertoire, then this workshop is for you. This workshop is part 1 or a 2 part workshop.
Web Design for Beginners: Web 101 (Lesson 1)
If you don’t know a CMS from CSS, start here. When you’re a print designer starting to work online, the language of web design can feel totally foreign. This workshop will give you a fundamental understanding of how the web works and give you the vocabulary you need to work with web developers.
The technological basis of the web
How websites work
Basic web vocabulary
Web Design for Beginners: Designing for the Web (Lesson 2)
Design’s all about communication, no matter what medium you’re working in. You already have design skills — now you just need to learn the limits and advantages of the web to become an effective web designer. This lesson will explain how web design works.
In Web Design 101 for Designers – Part 1, you’ll learn the importance of:
- How your design skills transfer to the web
- How content management systems work
- The rules and conventions of web design
- Where to go to find inspiration for web design
Date: Sept. 14 – 20