Design Education

Look here for online course excerpts, design education news, trends and theories that are shaping the education experience at some of the best schools educating designers – including online graphic design courses. Plus, simply see how design education has changed over the years and where it is going in the future.

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Now and Then: American Propaganda and Protest Posters

As a history nerd, I simply cannot resist going down the rabbit hole of the history behind great design. I found myself studying advertising design in HOW U’s online course, which discusses the history of advertising during the World War I era—which in turn piqued my interest. I decided to dig further into this era of advertising. One...

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Experiments in Hand-Lettering: A Creative Exploration

Hand-Lettering Experiments – Textures is the latest workshop from HOW Design University and Type Camp. As a fun, creative way to exercise creativity and typography, this workshop will inspire you in your latest type projects. Integrate textures and analog designs into your work today. This workshop is currently in session and is open until...

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15 Common Archetypes Found in Branding

Most brand campaigns embody a universally recognized character, many of them based from Jungian psychology. Brand designers and strategists insert common archetypes into a brand’s ethos to create an identity that connects with customers. In Margaret Hartwell’s book, Archetypes in Branding, and in her online course, Strategic Brand Development, she analyzes 60 different common archetypes found in...

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Fair Use or Infringement? A Look at Politics & Copyright

A review of copyright infringements occurring in political campaigns while noting the definition of fair use and how to use it correctly. View copyright infringement and fair use examples from present and past political campaigns.