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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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...

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Thoughts on Communication Design and UX Education

If you graduated college in the 90’s with a graphic design degree, you may have learned valuable skills related to visual communication, typography, creative problem solving, compositional layout, etc. Times have really changed. No matter how you view it, educators are tasked with teaching much more than they did in the past. Communication design...

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3 Places to Find jQuery Plugins for Designers

jQuery is a powerful weapon in a front end developer’s arsenal, but sifting through the epic quantity of plugins is a frustrating process. When you visit the official jQuery plugin directory, you might find yourself instantly overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of options. Even worse is that there is little indication as to which...

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Responsive Design Best Practices

Creating a responsive website is not a simple project—and it’s a never-ending project to boot. A popular site requires constant maintenance and updates. For a high-performing site, it’s critical to create the design around the content, which is, of course, the most important element of the website. The designer must decide the best way...

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Creative Leadership and the Rise of the DEO

Boost your career aspirations by watching the 2014 HOW Design Live Conference and HOW Interactive Design presentations. HOW Design University offers informative videos featuring the design industry’s top leaders. Check back regularly for new content as the videos will change monthly. Need to sharpen your creative leadership skills? Want to find out how design leadership is changing?...