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  • view course page for frog's FEMA Disaster Relief Innovation

    Find out how the design firm frog helped FEMA create a plan for a community-run disaster relief program in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    24m 53s
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  • view course page for Developing a Mood Board

    Learn how to curate and present a mood board that will keep your project, your design team, and your clients on track.

    18m 43s
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Creative Briefs

    Learn to write and use a creative brief for client-commissioned projects and ensure you have a roadmap for developing great design.

    1h 13m
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  • view course page for Developing Ideas and Design Concepts

    Learn to communicate and develop an idea through brainstorming and sketching.

    1h 39m
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  • view course page for Foundations of Logo Design

    Learn to avoid pitfalls, improve your design process, respond to demanding clients, and solve the creative problems that are involved in building a brand's identity.

    2h 34m
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Starting Small

    Transition your freelance design career into a small business, one step at a time.

    1h 33m
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  • view course page for Before & After: Graphic Design Techniques

    Simple techniques to improve your layouts and refresh your creative vision, from the founder of Before & After magazine.

    1h 7m
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreements

    Learn to protect you and your client's interests and ensure a great creative design with a well-written contract.

    1h 10m
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Freelancing

    Provides tools and insights for self-employed designers just starting out.

    1h 23m
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  • view course page for Before & After: Things Every Designer Should Know

    Simple graphic design techniques from Before & After magazine to make your page, screen, or presentation look and perform its best.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for Developing a Style Guide

    Explains the components that make an instructive style guide, and the elements that create a strong brand identity.

    23m 25s
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  • view course page for Designing a Restaurant Menu

    Shows how to create cost-effective, elegantly styled menus with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

    2h 46m
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  • view course page for On Getting Published

    lynda.com co-founder Lynda Weinman asks business coach and professional mentor Peleg Top to join her in the studio to share this method of raising a designer’s visibility by contributing to elegantly presented publications.

    19m 19s
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  • view course page for Working with Color

    Explores color principles, including value, hue and color relationships, digital color mixing, shifting, saturation, tinting, shading, toning, and swatch creation.

    4h 53m
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