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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10 Essential Branding Tips from Design Educators

The importance of branding is a topic that designers face daily— from creating a brand from the ground up, to maintaining brand standards, to communicating branding strategy to clients, and to establishing ourselves as our own brand. Over the years, we have written articles on branding tips, excerpted lessons from HOW Design University courses,...

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6 SEO Resources for Checking Website Ranking

You transformed a 1990’s GeoCities-style website into a modern and clean design. You’re feeling pretty proud of yourself – the amount of work that goes into polishing a diamond from coal after all is hard work. The client comes back to you and says that while the new website is aesthetically pleasing, the website...

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The Benefits of Behance & How to Help People Find Your Work

I’m obsessed with Behance. Seriously. A little while back I had an idea for a HOW article that took an in-depth look into Behance and why so many creatives have joined this social media/portfolio/job listing/career launching platform. It only took about ten minutes of browsing to find way more than I ever imagined. If...

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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....