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.


4 Steps for Defining a Target Audience

Identifying your target audience is a key step in establishing a strong foothold in the marketplace. Branding expert Carolina Rogoll shares her vast knowledge on all-star branding in her online course, Brand Building 101: How to Build, Manage and Market a Brand.The following course excerpt dives into the process of defining a brand’s target...


Designing Fabric: 9 Common Patterns, Deconstructed

As creatives, we love working with print and patterns—and designing patterns for use in fashion and home decor fabrics offers glorious opportunity for expanding your marketable skillset and establishing a new creative hobby. Print and digital designers can utilize the same tools, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, to produce dynamic patterns for fabric that will...


Selecting Smart Color Schemes for Infographics Design

A new course from Adobe Software Trainer and Instructor Sally Cox delivers top-notch instructions on designing an infographic. In the course, How to Design Great Infographics, Cox covers font selection, setting up the layout, arranging content and selecting your color palette. This course is for those who already have their data and want to transform that data...


Dangerous Ideas on Design Education

In this manifesto James Victore reveals his ideal vision of design education—& proves, once again, why he's been described as "part Darth Vader, part Yoda."


And What Are Your Favorite Tools?

Khoi Vinh says there’s tremendous change happening in the market for design software right now. Vinh recently launched a survey called "The Tools Designers Are Using Today." I asked him to explain his goals.


How to Generate Attention-Grabbing Package Design Ideas

From big-box retailers to corner stores, arresting package design has always had its place. Package design that connects with the audience can be an incredibly rewarding experience for designers. It means that superb research was executed and that the hours of hard work has paid off. From the course, Consumer Packaging Strategy, instructor Jennifer Tausch...


5 Creative Inspiration Exercises for the Drained Creative

You’ll find all the creative inspiration and exercises you need in MyDesignShop. And guess what? It’’ll soon be Black Friday in July at MyDesignShop. July 17th only, take 40% off almost all resources for designers and creatives with code BFJULY40. Creativity often operates like a well for designers. Some days, the well is filled with an abundance of creativity. Other...


Foundations in Digital Media Design

Learn what digital media design is with an excerpt from HOW Design University's course, "Intro to Digital Media Production" and see brilliant examples.