Teach yo'self: A guide to online graphic design education
This was one of the top 20 blog posts on The Creative Edge from 2013! Don’t miss out on the rest. Welcome to class! It’s a new era of graphic design. 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. 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. Duke Graphic Design Principles Index Let’s get started with your basic design principles. About.com Design Principles While less official, About.com has some great articles on the basics of graphic design. The Principles of Design This article from Digital Web Magazine is technically about web design, but applies to any and all graphic designers. AIGA: Graphic Design Theory GraphicDesignHistory.org 2. Coursera 3.
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