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9 Great Subreddits for the Graphics Designer. Designing a logo?

9 Great Subreddits for the Graphics Designer

Layouting a user interface? Looking for resources on your next personal project? Graphic Design Theory: 50 Resources and Articles. As designers, we often focus on the practical aspects of design above all else.

Graphic Design Theory: 50 Resources and Articles

We focus on what works, with little regard for why it works. And in our day-to-day work, that outlook serves us well. It lets us get our work done in an efficient, professional manner, and generally nets good results. But spending some time on the theory behind the graphic design principles we use every day can expand our design horizons. It can open up new avenues of creativity and experimentation that can lead our designs from just good, to fantastic. How to become a designer without going to design school. I got my job as a designer without going to design school.

How to become a designer without going to design school

I had hacked together my own design education in 6 months while working a full-time job. I didn’t think I was ready but started applying for jobs anyway – and got a job at a great startup, Exec. To be clear, I’m nowhere near as good as those design prodigies that come out of a 4-year education at an elite school like RISD. But I’m definitely good enough to do my job well. I’m the only designer at Exec, so I do a pretty wide range of things – visual and interaction design, print, web, and mobile app design. Canva Course: Graphic Design Theory in Social Media Intro. My name is Jeremy Deighan and I am thrilled to be a part of the Udemy team of instructors, helping others achieve their own personal goals.

Canva Course: Graphic Design Theory in Social Media Intro

I have had quite the range of skills and hobbies through my lifetime. Teach yo'self: A guide to online graphic design education. Welcome to class!

Teach yo'self: A guide to online graphic design education

It’s a new era of graphic design. In a discipline that has always grown with, and been defined by technology, the computer is now one of the sole forces moving the medium. We are now able to teach ourselves and work for ourselves, from wherever our computers may be. Oh, and it’s free. Thanks internet! Here we have compiled a course just for you, featuring all the steps we believe will make you an even more killer designer than you already are. We will: Start with principles of designBuild skills with hands-on tutorialsGet into your client’s headGrow your freelance business Although most of these educational options will not grant you a degree, some of them have the option of acquiring a certificate of completion. Alright class, lets begin!

How to Start Freelancing With No Experience. The freelancing industry enjoyed impressive growth in the past several years.

How to Start Freelancing With No Experience

In 2011, the Financial Times (UK) reported a 12% growth in the number of freelancers from 2008. Popular freelance broker site Elance enjoyed consistent growth in past years, with the number of jobs posted rising from around 200,000 in the first quarter of 2012 to 300,000 in the same period in 2013. In addition to a more flexible work schedule, freelancers tend to be happy. According to the 2012 Freelance Industry Report, 90% of freelancers are happier now than they were before going solo, and nearly half felt no impact from the economic downturn. Perhaps most tellingly, 77% of freelancers were optimistic about their business prospects over the following 12 months. With freelance work being such an enticing prospect, no one would blame you for giving it some serious thought. 1. Just about everything can be outsourced these days. 2. With that in mind, you should narrow down your focus to a specific industry. 3. Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline.

Fortunately, it isn't required to go to design school in order to be a graphic designer.

Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline

A good foundation in graphic design history, theory, and practical application will help you hit the ground running. There are plenty of resources available in which you can learn graphic design on your own. Don't set your expectations to high at first, as it will take enthusiastic study for years to become great. You can do it though! If you would like to learn graphic design from the ground up, through self directed study, then this article lists some great resources that will get you started with your design education. Before we jump in, note that this post is brought to you by Envato Market. Now, let's get to it! There are a few graphic design principles that effect every project you'll create. I remember first learning these basic design principles, and they seamed so foreign at first. Understanding the basics of color theory is important and getting a feel for how to work with colors.

Upwork - Top Rated Digital Freelancers. Informal apprenticeships - web development/design : sydney. Getting into Web Design : melbourne. Designers who mock up responsive sites for Developers what dimensions are you using? : web_design. Getting into Web Design : melbourne. WEB DESIGNERS: How much do you usually charge to build a basic website? Do you offer hosting services? : Entrepreneur.

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