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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Tips for Starting a Lucrative Graphic Design Business

Have you registered for HOW Design Live 2015? HOW delivers everything you need to pursue a fulfilling, successful creative career—in one essential event. Venturing off and establishing your own graphic design business is exhilarating and a tiny bit intimidating. But cutting the strings to the corporate world and being in charge is highly rewarding...

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Social Media as a Business Tool

Social media has changed the world. Along with the web and mobile, social media has changed how we communicate. More than that, it has changed how we behave and that in turn is changing the world of business. Today every organization needs to make social media a part of their business strategy.

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4 Key Reasons Why Branding is Important

You know that branding is the key to any company, whether they sell coffee or industrial parts or clothing. But convincing your organization or clients that branding is necessary for all components of their business to succeed can be a bit more difficult than deciding exactly what colors best represent their brand mission.

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4 Copywriting Tools for Graphic Designers

Graphic designers increasingly need to add copywriting to their skillset. While the design itself sends a message, it needs to be coupled with verbal communication to enforce the content and meaning. Graphic Designer and Illustrator Denise Bosler is an expert at merging visual and verbal communication. She’s offering her copywriting in design knowledge to...