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Aaron Draplin, owner of Draplin Design Co., takes our logo design challenge. Watch as he sketches, tests, and tunes his ideas, and provides tips on freelancing and finding inspiration.
CG artist and environmental designer David Lesperance explains how he creates the rich, lifelike backdrops for popular games like World of Warcraft, Halo, Diablo, and StarCraft.
Evan Cheng, character designer for Sesame Workshop, explains how a daily drawing practice and an alter ego helped him evolve his artwork and his career.
Watch Dirk Fowler, founder of F2 Design, design and print one of his evocative music posters, and explain the importance of making something by hand every day.
Get a front-row seat to Art Center College of Design's lecture series, where top designers from around the country share lessons from the real world of design.
Rob Garrott interviews storyboard artists, animators, VFX artists, and other film-industry pros in this series of creative conversations.
Find out what it takes to break into STEM. Meet three inspiring women with successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Find out why the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA) might be a model for a new kind of public education, via project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).
The influential web designer and founder of A List Apart talks about developing the web standards that shaped the Internet we know today, fostering community, and educating the next generation of designers.
Landscape architect Kevin Sloan explains the design decisions and inspiration behind three of his groundbreaking landscaping and building projects.
Business coach Lauren Bacon tells us what it takes to be successful in the web design world.
Urbanized, a documentary about the design of cities, looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policy makers, builders, and thinkers.
In this acclaimed documentary from the maker of Helvetica, renowned designers such as Dieter Rams and Marc Newson talk about the significance of the objects we surround ourselves with, and the people who make them.
An acclaimed documentary exploring typography, graphic design, and global visual culture through the history of a single typeface—now with an hour of online-exclusive bonus features.
In this short film, Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic, heads to SXSW to talk to music insiders about the ways artists can connect with super fans—the fans who want deeper relationships with their favorite musicians, and are willing to pay for it.
Yo Santosa's design firm, Ferroconcrete, creates campaigns and branding for nationally and internationally recognized companies. See how they have evolved brands like Pinkberry, TNT, and TBS.
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.
Watch a demo of the 4K video-capable Panasonic GH4, straight from the showroom floor at NAB 2014, the world's largest digital media conference.
Ayah Bdeir explains how she created littleBits, the toy designed to inspire the next generation of programmers and engineers, and how littleBits evolved into a full-fledged company.
Learn how Grammar Girl makes learning fun and reaches millions of word lovers through her podcast network, books, website, and games.
Scott Pagano, head of LA design studio Neither-Field, walks us through the motion-based, viral music videos he designed for the electronic music trio the M Machine.
Learn how character artist Dan Roarty creates his hyperrealistic 3D portraits with tools like Maya, Mudbox, Knald, and Photoshop.
The founders of Tiny Inventions explain how their (tiny) two-person animation studio evolved and share the process behind their film Between Times.
The head of the innovative motion design firm leftchannel explains the importance of versatility and experimentation in the design process.
Larry Crane, critically acclaimed record producer and founder of Tape Op magazine, describes his self-taught, largely trial-and-error path to success in the music industry.
The team behind Local Projects, a multimedia design firm, explains the development process behind some of their most high-profile projects, including an installation for the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
The founders of Pop Chart Lab describe the design process for one of their poster-sized infographic prints, "The Nebula of NES Games."
How do you produce an epic sci-fi film on an indie budget? Tom Durham talks about the six-year journey of making his first feature film, 95ers.
James White, the one-man powerhouse behind Signalnoise design studio, gives us a peek at one of his projects: illustrating the wrestlers of the WWE in its heyday in the eighties and early nineties.
Designer James White describes the evolution of his neo-pop style, why he decided to break out on his own, and how he dealt with the setbacks and found new opportunities for his studio, Signalnoise, along the way.
A filmmaker looks back on the evolution of his live-action-meets-animation style, explains how he has adapted his experimental work for commercial use, and reflects on his future.
This documentary follows legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland as he assembles his first career retrospective, A Life in Pictures, and recalls pivotal moments in his career.
Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.
Chris Korn, character designer at FUSE Animation, explains how he brings his creatures to life with CINEMA 4D and Zbrush.
Krista Donaldson, CEO of the nonprofit organization D-Rev, talks about improving health and prosperity in the developing world by combining great design and great technology.
Watch Michelle Kaufman remodel a home in San Francisco to meet a growing family's needs while earning the US Green Building Council's rigorous LEED Platinum certification.
Landscape photographer Dustin Farrell visits the Utah desert to shoot one of his amazing time-lapse sequences.
Follow photographer Brooke Shaden as she creates one of her painterly, otherworldly images and explains her process, from initial sketch to final Photoshop composite.
Wander around the Packard Plant with Brian Kaufman, a visual journalist for the Detroit Free Press, as he documents the plant's deterioration and explains how his multimedia projects boost newspapers' relevance in a digital age.
Von Glitschka shows us how to take our brains offline to find design inspiration through sketching and exploring the world around us.
Paddle into the Pacific with surfer and Instagram star Tony Cruz, as he describes his editing process using tools like Snapseed, Blender, and Mextures.
Recording artist Iyeoka explores her roots in Boston and her evolution from a pharmacist who dreamed of being an artist to a successful songwriter and poet.
Join Grant Skinner at work and at play, designing cutting-edge interactive experiences, games, applications, and frameworks with technologies like HTML5 and Flash.
Follow Beeple, a motion graphics artist, whose Everyday Project drives him to learn new software, adopt fresh techniques, and create art for himself and others.
Join Stacey Williams-Ng, an interactive book designer, at her home studio in Milwaukee where she's animating her latest book, A Troop Is a Group of Monkeys, destined for the iPad.
Do some trekking—photo trekking—with travel and lifestyle photographer Nick Onken.
Follow photographer Brian Taylor as he combines Photoshop and other modern imaging tools with photographic processes that were invented in the 1800s.
Follow the founders of Title Case, a business and workshop dedicated to the love of the letterform, as they put pencil to paper and ink to brush in pursuit of the letter that's uniquely their own.
Follow Lauren Lemon, the online persona for Lauren Randolph, a photographer based in Los Angeles, as she plans and choreographs a photo shoot and talks about the importance of social networks and personal projects in establishing a photography career.
The lynda.com Story: Founders and key executives share accounts of learning, teaching, and building their company.