This video provides suggestions for practice and series to check out.
- Thank you for watching. I hope this course has provided you with a helpful overview to our amazing design courses and empowered you to determine what you need to learn and where to get started. To further help you, we put together a number of learning paths tailored to specific job roles, including graphic designer, print production specialist, digital illustrator, eBook publisher, and design business owner. I've touched on a lot of topics, but superficially, so I urge you to check out a learning path that matches your design goals and takes a deeper dive into the areas specific to that role.
There are two series I want to especially point out. Our Essential Training series is a great place to start when learning a new piece of software. And check out our Foundations series for more information on key elements of design, such as color, typography, layout and more. Both series have been created for those who are new to a topic, so they cover the essentials and will prepare you to step out with confidence. Additionally, I've included an outline of the key areas every designer should focus on.
You can find this in the exercise files. Graphic design is an amazing field and as your ability to create stronger concepts and better designs increases, the more fun you'll have, so never stop practicing. An animator who is well known for his work at Disney once said, "We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us. "The sooner we get them out the better." This could pretty much be applied to anything you're trying to learn. The challenge with learning a complex skill like design is that there are so many moving parts and possibilities, it can be difficult to know what to focus on.
You may be new to design and looking to get a better handle on typography, or perhaps you want to focus on a type of design such as logos or posters. The best way to move your skill set forward is to practice. We've put together a wide collection of project-based courses where you can learn hands on as you watch. Many of these courses come with the elements used in the featured project, so you can download everything you need and follow along step by step. That said, some members choose to apply the concepts being taught to their own designs.
Both are great ways to learn. We also have a number of weekly series where a single technique is covered in one movie. This will give you a quick dose of inspiration in learning when you may not have enough time to get into a longer course. It's a great way to kick-start your creativity when you're having one of those blank canvas moments. What I like is that the tips and tricks are really varied, so you never know what cool new thing will be featured, and also how that might influence a work you're doing. You'll also notice challenge and solution movies in some of our courses.
This is where you can test out what you've just learned. Regardless of where you're at in your design education, there will always be something new to learn. Take it from the pros, never stop practicing; they certainly don't.