With more than 140 design tutorials available for download—and more being added every week—the online instructional options over at MyDesignShop.com can get a bit overwhelming. Which is why we wanted to highlight a handful of our personal favorite tutorials from the vault. In them, you will find some of today’s sharpest and most influential design minds talking about the issues that matter to them the most. And, of course, given that it’s Cyber Monday, all of the downloads are now wildly discounted as part of a storewide sale on digital products.
Here, in alphabetical order, is our design tutorial hall of fame:
Scott Dadich on Best Practices in Digital Magazine PublishingRecently named the new editor-in-chief of Wired, Dadich speaks here from his experience as the head of Condé Nast’s digital magazine development.
Arem Duplessis: Redesigning a Legendary BrandA behind-the-scenes look at the redesign of The New York Times Magazine
Designer + Client: Steven Heller Success StoriesSteven Heller draws from his career as one of this century’s top art directors (33 years at The New York Times!) and shares his tips for effective working approaches and client relationships.
Nicholas Felton: On Information DesignThe information age has produced a crush of complicated data. Thankfully, there are information designers like Nicholas Felton to help us make sense of it.
Sagi Haviv: Chermayeff & Geismar’s Design Process RevealedA partner at the legendary firm, Haviv walks us through its time-tested approach to identity design.
Mirko Ilic and Milton Glaser: The Design of DissentTwo of the most outspoken designers in the industry take a look at graphic work created as a result of social and political unrest.
“I Wake Up and Walk, First Reading the Obituaries”: Maira Kalman on Finding Inspiration in Ordinary ThingsThe beloved artist and designer talks about her collections of ordinary things, why she loves walking, how she sees the world, and the nature of inspiration.
George Lois: Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!)Lois, one of the original Mad Men, discusses the process of creativity in all phases of the graphic arts and how it relates to the conduct of life itself.
Why We Buy, Why We Brand – Debbie Millman’s Branding SecretsIf anyone understands how brands work, it’s Debbie Millman. In this presentation, she takes a keen look at the influence branding has on our everyday lives.