John McWade presents a biweekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work.
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A 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.
There are no shortcuts for professional graphic design. This course helps clients and designers understand the value of graphic design and have more successful partnerships.
Learn the secrets of detecting logo trends to improve your logo designs. Bill Gardner evaluates over two-hundred logos, demonstrating how to train your eye to spot the nuances in logo trends so you can adapt and elevate your work, ensuring you produce fresh, original, and relevant designs.
Kristin Ellison talks to Nathan Shedroff about the ways he's helping designers merge the qualitative and quantitative to better understand customers and pitch ideas to company leaders.
This 5-day drawing challenge is about finding drawing inspiration with unconventional tools and techniques.
Take this 5-day challenge to exercise your imagination and find new tools and inspiration to diversify your art. Share your work with the hashtag #5DayDraw.
A 5-day drawing challenge designed for artists and nonartists who want to improve their communication skills and flex their creative muscles.
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.
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.
“I send my customers to you all the time to learn. If I had more time in the day I would live on your site!” —Alan B.
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