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A weekly series exploring over 50 core design concepts, from the 80/20 rule to storytelling, all based on Will Lidwell's landmark design books, Universal Principles of Design.
John McWade presents a weekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work.
Take this 5-day challenge to exercise your imagination and draw a few alternate takes on reality. Share your work with the hashtag #5daydraw.
Improve your drawing skills! Take a 5-day drawing challenge and experiment with different ways to draw.
Exercise your drawing skills and become better at seeing and capturing the world around you with Von Glitschka's 5-day drawing challenge focused on drawing and personifying nature.
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.
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.
Learn how to curate and present a mood board that will keep your project, your design team, and your clients on track.
Learn to write and use a creative brief for client-commissioned projects and ensure you have a roadmap for developing great design.
Learn to communicate and develop an idea through brainstorming and sketching.
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.
Transition your freelance design career into a small business, one step at a time.
Simple techniques to improve your layouts and refresh your creative vision, from the founder of Before & After magazine.
Learn to protect you and your client's interests and ensure a great creative design with a well-written contract.
Provides tools and insights for self-employed designers just starting out.
Simple graphic design techniques from Before & After magazine to make your page, screen, or presentation look and perform its best.
Explains the components that make an instructive style guide, and the elements that create a strong brand identity.
Shows how to create cost-effective, elegantly styled menus with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
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.
Explores color principles, including value, hue and color relationships, digital color mixing, shifting, saturation, tinting, shading, toning, and swatch creation.