With products and services depending largely on design skills to appeal to their customers, the demand for good design skills is increasing day by the day.

Today’s graphic designers come from all sorts of backgrounds. Some took courses in school while others took it upon themselves to learn design. If you’re one of the latter and need some help in improving your design skills, then read on.

Below is a list of 10 tips as well as resources to help you get a running start on your design journey. These tips and resources will help but remember that it is up to you to become the great designer you aspire to be. It takes time, patience and determination to become a really good designer. But once you have acquired the skills they will stay with you permanently. Secondly, the idea here is to improve your skills with practice and develop good design aesthetic skills over time. Lastly, remember skills can be developed with practice.

01. Get a design crash course through interactive tutorials

The dilemma is this: you’re pressed for time and money but you need to learn the basics of design, including terms and main principles fast. If that’s the case, then a hands-on tutorial like Canva’s 30 interactive design tutorials could be exactly what you need.

02. Follow design blogs and read design books

Any student knows that learning is an ongoing process. With an ever-changing industry, it’s easy to get lost, or worse, become irrelevant if you don’t keep up. So, as a self-learner, you’ll need to remain updated with the latest news and trends by following design blogs and reading design books.

Get all ten tips and many many links @ designschool.canva.com.

About Author
Michael Sauers, Technology Manager
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has published more than 14 books on technology and other topics.