Design Resources & Online Design Education

We know a thing or two about design, so we’ve worked hard to bring you an online design education experience. Browse below for articles and other design resources that can help you learn graphic design skills, from beginner to advanced, and help you stay abreast on news and trends designers need to know. Be sure to visit our sister sites: HOW Design University for the best way to learn web design, marketing, typography skills and more through online graphic design courses and tutorials, and HOW Interactive Design for a regular flow of expert advice regarding interactive and web design.

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4 Time-Saving InDesign Tips

What designer doesn’t want to learn efficient ways of using InDesign? As we all know about the world of Adobe, their programs have multiple methods for completing one task. Luckily for us, we have a skilled InDesign instructor who is willing to share their expertise on how to streamline the design process with the...

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5 Top Hand-Lettering Tips for Beginners

Lettering designs are downright gorgeous, and a useful skill for designers to master. The good news is that anyone can learn it – it just takes practice. We compiled some hand-lettering tips from HOW Design University‘s lettering extraordinaire, Denise Bosler, to get you started in your lettering practice. First, you need the right tools....

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3 Side Projects Turned Popular Tools for Designers, Part 2

Have you created great projects that helped you or yours client get noticed? The esteemed judges of this year’s Promotion & Marketing Design Awards can’t wait to review it. Final deadline is April 22! In part 1 of this series, we talked about that exhilarating moment when you decide that you are finally going to pursue that...

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InVision App: The Latest in Collaborative UX Design

There’s a new application taking over collaborative UX design. It has nearly two million users worldwide and already 70% of Fortune 100 companies using it as well. That includes Disney, IBM, Apple and Verizon just to name a few. Their website boasts being “the world’s leading prototyping, collaboration and workflow platform.” It’s called InVision,...

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Animation Software Used by Studio Ghibli to Be Free

Boost your creativity, become a better designer and jumpstart your career at HOW Design Live! New World Standard for Animation? Exciting news has hit the world of animation. Dwango, a Japanese publisher, has acquired Digital Video’s software Toonz. With the closing of the deal came one very important condition—Dwango will publish an open source...

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New UX Design Certificate Covers The Basics & Process

At the heart of any design project is the consideration of the user experience. Out of all the other factors for completing a design assignment, delivering a favorable user experience design is by far the most crucial. In fact, it’s so important to design that it’s now commonplace for UX design skills to be...