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.

The Power of the Number in Typography

Are you a bit of a typography geek like us, and love all the insider details of what goes into a great design using the ever-mutable raw material of letters and numbers? Well then get ready for a most enjoyable behind-the-scenes look at designing with type and the use of numbers in this free...

Stephen Alcorn’s Face Time

Steven Alcorn and his dedication to drawing through his work on "Reflections on the Revelatory and Unifying Power of Interactive Portraiture in the Classroom," a unique program at Virginia Commonwealth University where each of his students are subject to his gaze and rendering.

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Presentation Folder Templates: Free Dielines, Mockups, and Designs

For those who lack graphic design experience, the word “template” has become something of a dirty word. It calls to mind cheap cookie-cutter designs stuffed with clip art. But there’s more than one type of template, and many of them are much more than just an easy shortcut; they’re absolutely vital to the print...

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The Swiss Wünderkind Shows Us How It’s Done

Stefan Hürlemann is 23 years old, Swiss, and posts every day on Instagram, where Ellen Shapiro discovered him. You should discover him too. This is the future of typographic design, both aesthetically and in terms of how a designer needs to market him or herself.

How to Create a Culture of Design Thinking

Everyone wants to be innovative, but few willingly work toward a culture of raw, risk-taking creativity. Slowly but surely, that's changing at companies like GE, Turner, and Capital One who have implemented design thinking in their day-to-day business practices.