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Chat Live with Conference Presenters at HOW Design Live Online

Initially, I was pretty disappointed to learn that I wouldn’t be able to attend HOW Design Live in Boston this year. My disappointment was short-lived, however, because I learned that I can see some of my heroes—such as Malcolm Gladwell, Aaron Draplin and Brian Wood—present at HOW Design Live Online, June 9-22! Plus, all attendees...

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5 Facts About Mobile Web Design

Have you designed an impressive mobile website or mobile app? Show it off to the world! Enter the 2014 Print Regional Design Annual by the May 30 deadline! I’m no web design novice, but I’ve just started exploring responsive web design and other mobile web design strategies. I’m beginning to understand how quickly the...

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UX Design Course Preview: Wireframes and Prototypes

User-centered web design is in high demand these days. Designers and clients alike are focusing on responsiveness, usability and aesthetics, and learning how to create wireframes and prototypes is the best way to ensure that your web designs cover all three. In the UX design process, wireframing allows you to structure the information on...

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7 Stunning Interactive Design Projects from the RDA

The Print Regional Design Annual is the most comprehensive graphic design competition in the United States, and it’s the only competition that organizes work by geography. The competition recognizes projects of all kinds, from packaging designs to 3D projects to interactive design and self-promotion projects. Winners are chose by judges who are preeminent leaders...

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Creating a Great Graphic Design Portfolio

Your design portfolio is the first thing your employer or client will see, so it’s crucial that it stands out from the crowd.  Your resume and cover letter may be important, but keep in mind that a portfolio is the part of a job application that matters most—and it’s all that matters to potential...

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Independent Study Courses to Fuel Your Design Education Addiction

I have a confession: I’m an education addict. Some people collect stamps; I collect courses, majors, degrees and new skills. I devour courses, workshops and tutorials with the ferocity and gusto of a dog in a bag of treats. I’m currently working on my master’s degree, and although I’ve found that juggling a career...

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Save 68% on the Strategic Logo Design Ultimate Collection

As any good designer knows, a strategic logo design forms the nucleus of a brand’s identity. As such, it requires substantial research and careful consideration to craft a meaningful logo design that exemplifies a brand’s mission and purpose. The Strategic Logo Design Ultimate Collection can help you create thoughtful, impressive logo designs for any...

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A “Novel” Book Cover Design Course

An alluring book cover design can mean the difference between a book that flies off the shelves (or out of the eBook store) or fades away. Learn how to design a book cover that is compelling and memorable with E. Genevieve Williams’ new HOW Design University course Design a Great Book Cover. Designing book...

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Learn How to Create a Website in Dreamweaver

Web design has become an increasingly crucial aspect of any designer’s repertoire. If you’re new to web design, learn how to create a website in Dreamweaver Brian Wood’s HOW Design University course Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver. This course will teach you how to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create beautiful, functional and successful...