Learn it fast with expert-taught software and skills training at lynda.com. Start your free trial

By Justin Seeley | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Do Graphic Designers HAVE to Go to College?

Must a graphic designer go to college these days?

Do I have to go to college if I want to be a graphic designer?

This is a question I hear on almost a weekly basis. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as cut and dry as you might hope. These days the rules are much different than those that governed the workplace even five or ten years ago.

Do you have to go to college to be a graphic designer? No.

Here’s why you may—or may not—want to go:

By Cynthia Sanchez | Friday, February 20, 2015

Freelancers: How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Business

how to use pinterest to promote your business

A source of web traffic and increased revenue for many companies, Pinterest is especially popular with businesses in the home decor, fashion, and food industries.

But did you know that freelancers can also use Pinterest to attract and retain clients?

Here’s how to use Pinterest to promote your business.

By Kristen Fischer | Sunday, February 15, 2015

How to Become a Graphic Designer: Follow These Steps

2015_02_15_How2GraphicDesign

Having a career in the arts doesn’t mean you have to be a starving artist. Becoming a graphic designer is a viable creative career that allows you to express your artistic superpowers and pay the bills.

Whether you’re an independent contractor, or work for a creative agency, or nab a job at a company, it takes more than an eye for design to launch a flourishing career as a graphic designer.

Here’s how to become a graphic designer — with help from lynda.com.

By Tom Geller | Friday, October 24, 2014

Freelancers: Want Regular Pay? Consider a Retainer Agreement

A retainer agreement has its pros and cons

By Terry Lee Stone | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

3 Truths About Freelancing

2014_08_26_Freelance

After years of working as an employee for several design firms, I came to freelancing later in my career—and found that I needed to acquire a few new skills.

Here are some things I’ve learned as a freelancer:

By lynda.com | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Five tips for freelancers in 2014

5 tips for freelancers

In 2014, learn how to make the most of your freelancing business. Whether you need to go mobile or want to learn the best way to estimate a project, there’s always room for improvement—and inspiration.

1. Expand your network. How do you get past social anxiety when you need to network? Try these tips to make networking second nature.

Get the latest news

  •   New course releases
  •   Pro tips and tricks
  •   News and updates
  
New releases submit clicked

You can change your email preferences at any time. We will never sell your email. More info

Featured articles

A lynda.com membership includes:

Unlimited access to our subscription library courses
Certificates of completion
New courses added every week (almost every day!)
Course history to track your progress
Downloadable practice files
Playlists and bookmarks to organize your learning
Start your free trial

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.