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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...


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.

Brand Strategy Development

4 Key Benefits to Branding

Designers possess unique ways of thinking, and they have unique problem solving skills that are decidedly different than their more linear, analytical coworkers. This thinking style—sometimes referred to as "design thinking"—includes processes that consider business and audience needs, and allows for iteration and rapid development. Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Business,...


The Explosive Hand Lettering Rebellion

A stealthy resurgence happening in the design world. Hand lettering is not-so-quietly making a colossal comeback, exploding into the forefront of design.


4 Advanced Responsive Web Design Techniques

Explore the latest design trends and network with the greatest minds in the design world at HOW Design Live 2015. Register here! By now, most interactive designers have tried their hand at responsive web design. Why not take your work to the next level? In Advanced Responsive Web Design Techniques with Brian Wood, you’ll...


Type Lessons: 1 Hour Typeface Experiment

Even seasoned designers can get into a rut. Professor, designer and author Denise Bosler shares how to challenge yourself today with a type lesson from her upcoming course.