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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Justin Ahrens: Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

HOW Design Live begins on Monday! Time flew by fast! There’s still time to get your ticket into the conference. We’re looking forward to being in the Windy City and hearing design experts discuss essential design topics, career advice and current trends. Last year at HOW Design Live, Justin Ahrens, Principal of Rule29, gave a...

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Learn by Doing: Creativity Exercises for Inspiration

Last year’s HOW Design Live featured dynamic discussions on essential design resources and career advice. It will be hard to beat, but this year’s conference promises to be better than ever. Jim Krause, a relentlessly creative designer and industry expert, gave a stimulating talk last year called “Learn by Doing.” His talk focused on how to find...

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Photoshop Tips and Tricks Workshop Preview

Photoshop offers endless possibilities—a million different ways exist to accomplish the same goal, whether that’s digitally painting an elaborate work of art or changing an image’s background. HOW Design University offers courses on Photoshop, but this week, it’s offering something special: an excellent workshop on Photoshop It’s a third of the price of a course ($39.99) but...

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5 Creative Packaging Designs

Have you created an amazing promotional piece? The deadline for the the HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards is quickly approaching! Enter here. Creative packaging design attracts everyone. When our eyes land on an alluring package design, like moths to a flame, we gravitate toward that product and investigate further. The realm of uniquely gorgeous...

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Break the Boundary Lines of Design Thinking

“When we don’t differentiate, the brand is nothing more than a quality promise to the consumer. But if there are six brands on the shelf and no one’s brave enough to stand out from one another, she’s [the consumer] is just going to switch from one to the other.” Christine Mau shared this revelation...