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9 Great Subreddits for the Graphics Designer. Designing a logo?
Layouting a user interface? Looking for resources on your next personal project? Graphic design is hard work and most of us go to sites like Reddit to unwind with cat pictures. But Reddit is no longer a place to pass the time (or maybe, it still is). The “front page of the internet” can also be a great resource for design information and a hub to interact with like-minded individuals. So I’ve compiled a list of subreddits for you to peruse for your pleasure. 1. Get an A with Comic Sans The mothership of all design subreddits, /r/design boasts over 100,000 subscribers with topics ranging from graphic design to furniture design. 2. If you want to put your Photoshop skills to the test, /r/photoshopbattles is the best subreddit for you. Catdalf Unlike most subreddits where the actual image is submitted as a link, the offerings of /r/photoshopbattles are in the comment section. There is also a themed photoshop battle each week. 3.
Simplify your graphs 4. Type vs Message 5. 6. Graphic Design Theory: 50 Resources and Articles. As designers, we often focus on the practical aspects of design above all else.
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.
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.
I have had quite the range of skills and hobbies through my lifetime. I really enjoy teaching and hope to provide information to others on anything and everything I know how to do! Teach yo'self: A guide to online graphic design education. Welcome to class!
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! 1. How to Start Freelancing With No Experience. The freelancing industry enjoyed impressive growth in the past several years.
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.
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. Informal apprenticeships - web development/design : sydney.