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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...

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Online Event Preview: Strategies for Creative Freelancers

Starting and maintaining a freelance design business can be a challenging task—one that becomes much easier with support from your fellow freelancers. If you’re a freelancer, a creative professional who does independent work on the side, or you want to learn how to start a freelance business, you’ll fin yourself in good company at...

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How to Make an Infographic: Data, Design, Distribute

Learning how to make an infographic that is both effective and beautiful is more challenging than you might think. The most successful infographics not only display data, but do so in way that is both visually appealing and simplistic enough for anyone to understand. Explore the best infographic design techniques in the live design...

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Explore Web Typography with Patrick McNeil

The ability to overcome the limitations of web safe fonts was once a dream for many web designers and marketing professionals. Now, the idea of “safe” web fonts is no longer an issue for designers, and web typography is richer than ever. In his HOWU course, Web Typography, Patrick McNeil will teach you the...

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Save 15% on Advanced Typography Course

Are you looking for a way to bolster your typographic skills and take your typographic design to the next level? If you’ve learned the basics of typography, you’re primed to leap into Advanced Typography, the latest course from HOW Design University. As any designer knows, mastering great typography design takes significant dedication and training....

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The 2014 Pantone Plus Series is here!

The new 2014 Pantone Plus Series is now available! The new series features extensive updates, including 84 brand new colors and special Artist Edition covers. Pantone Plus includes mobile apps, software, wireless devices and cloud services that ensure accurate color communication, inspiration and reproduction in today’s globally connected economy. Incorporating the best of both...