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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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...