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User Experience Design Certification -- worth it?

Are UX design certification programs seen as worthwhile by employers? Worthwhile enough to spend $4,000 and a year of my life to try to transition from content strategist/editor/creator to UX design work? [more inside]
posted by faunafrailty on Aug 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Ideas for inexpensively decorating walls and ceilings?

I started a School Beautification Club and I need ideas... [more inside]
posted by figaro on Feb 28, 2014 - 8 answers

I want to move to NYC and get a design/dtp job. Or graduate school.

I'm a fresh college graduated from a European academy for Graphic Design and want to move to NYC to gather more experience in the field, and live there for a while. Question about job search and accommodation. Considering doing a masters degree too. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Nov 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me learn to design something useful

I'm fascinated by the smaller projects on KickStarter where a small metal item is designed and then manufactured in a machine shop. I want to have those design skills, but I'm an absolute beginner. So what do I need to learn? [more inside]
posted by TorontoSandy on Jan 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Good design goes to heaven

How to get started in graphic design? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

From dork to designer

I've landed a temporary graphic design job. When it ends, I'd like to be an attractive candidate for other graphic design jobs. What should I focus on learning? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 5 answers

How to I become the person who designs fun science exhibits and demo?

How to I become the person who designs fun science exhibits and demo? [more inside]
posted by lacedcoffee on Sep 17, 2011 - 6 answers

My Girlfriend Wants To Go Back To School For Design...and I'm a lousy guidance counselor.

So my girlfriend wants to get into a design field and go back to school for it. What's the fastest and most affordable way for that happen in a meaningful way? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Does it make sense for me to learn Adobe Illustrator?

I am a back and front end web developer - primarily a coder (that's my background) but can also hold my own in html/css/UX/GUI design. But I don't know the first thing about vector graphics. It it plausible for me to learn Adobe Illustrator? Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Jan 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Urban planning degree in Barcelona?

I need help looking for a graduate school, preferably in Barcelona, or another European city, where they have Urban planning/ urban studies and /or urban design. I have a Bachelor's degree in Art History, minor in Geography and would like to get my Master's in Urban planning/ urban studies and /or urban design and I need a change..picking up and leaving the states. Would you know of any? Thanks.
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Inexpensive certificate classes in web design

I need to learn web design - more likely coding - where in the Berkeley Bay Area can I do this cheaply? Are community colleges my best bet?
posted by parmanparman on Jul 19, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I get started in technical illustration and animation?

I've always admired great technical illustration, such as in a good Physics or Mathematics textbook. I'm jealous of illustrators that can also do animation, such as in this Google Docs promo video (just a recent example, not necessarily a pinnacle). But I have next to no illustration experience myself, and have always been intimidated by programs like Adobe Illustrator. Is technical illustration and animation accessible to the new adult hobbyist, and is it feasible to cultivate visual artistic ability in adulthood given a lack of previous experience? Are classes useful for this, or a waste of time? [more inside]
posted by dan_of_brainlog on Jun 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Online Art Degree

Help me find an online master's degree in art. [more inside]
posted by gocubbies on Mar 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Typefaces and Visual Details for Teaching Materials, Mark II

Need font and other design suggestions for subtly representing Europe 1850-1900 in a multi-period lit course. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Dec 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Teach em how to fish and they'll give us better cities, or something

Calling all planners, public admin. types, adult education gurus and other smarty pants: I need to develop a training program or at least a strategy for developing a training program for further planning on the local level, put the hard parts. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Oct 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Funky science displays for kids?

I have just started as a school science technician at an inner city school. Over the holiday I would like to spruce up the 5 science classrooms with displays covering the various disciplines. Does anyone know of any online resources, posters to download/print etc? [more inside]
posted by Saddo on Oct 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Video game design as a career path?

What's the best path to take for a high school student aspiring to get into Game Design in college? Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Oct 9, 2009 - 13 answers

What should I do when I grow up?

The future of my current job is uncertain (familiar story, I'm sure). What should I do to plan for the future? My background is in art, and ... pharmaceutical training and compliance. [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Sep 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Movies about creative collaboration?

Examples of movies about people collaborating on creative projects? [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Aug 18, 2009 - 30 answers

Help my daughter choose a Vancouver school or institute of design...

Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Product Design. These are areas of interest for my 16 year old daughter. She will be visiting Vancouver, Canada for two weeks beginning tomorrow in part to explore institutes of higher learning she might like to attend following graduation from high school...what schools should she see while there? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Jul 8, 2009 - 10 answers

Where can Mrs. Jones find a good pattern making class in the greatern NYCity metro area?

Where can Mrs. Jones find a good pattern making class in the greatern NYCity metro area? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Mar 16, 2009 - 4 answers

We are Professional vs. "Check out this cute kitty photo."

Design Filter: Does anyone have any good best-of-field examples of corporate/institutional websites that are well-integrated with blogs? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Jan 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Student Design Journals?

Do you know of any design journals that it would be feasible to submit student work to? I'm looking for either journals specifically targeted to students or journals that are not super high-end. [more inside]
posted by Maia on Oct 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Support for website redevelopment - it's too expensive!

My education website is in major need of an overhaul. However, I can't afford to pay developers the cost price for it. How can I get funding or assistance for this project? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 6, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I justify the purchase of a Mac for web development?

Is there a definitive source I can point to or glean knowledge from in order to justify the purchase of a Mac for web development and design? [more inside]
posted by Awkward Turtle on May 8, 2008 - 19 answers

Create websites from the comfort of your own home!

What's the best way to learn Dreamweaver at home? [more inside]
posted by clh on Feb 13, 2008 - 26 answers

Typefaces and Visual Details for Teaching Materials

Need suggestions for graphic design elements related to 3 historical periods: early modern England, Neoclassical France, and the US in the cold war '50s. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Jan 5, 2008 - 7 answers

University of Graphic Design?

What schools (colleges/universities) are good for graphic design in NYC? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Aug 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Oh the places I might go

Looking for serious, modern, and fun art schools in Europe, or possibly the US. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Y'know, I'd really like to be a luthier.

I'm a college sophomore on my way to a CS Major / Religion Minor. Apparently my initial career options (just from that major) are a little bit better than my English-major friends. But I'd much rather make interesting things than work in a cubicle. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 13, 2007 - 13 answers

What are some killer Photoshop projects for my class of design students?

What are some killer Photoshop projects for my class of design students? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Feb 28, 2007 - 18 answers

Where in South Carolina can I learn how to be a good Graphic Designer?

Are there any good graphics design schools in South Carolina? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Nov 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me define a list of real-world decriptions of what graphic and web designers do.

Graphic/Web designers, I need your help. Based on the list of designer definitions at designsalaries.com, I would like to gather profiles of what a typical "real" day is like for your position. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Aug 21, 2006 - 10 answers

Looking for a design class anywhere in the world

Please help me help my ex girlfriend find a design class for 2-10 weeks anywhere in the world. [more inside]
posted by sveskemus on May 15, 2006 - 3 answers

Where are the best digital media degree programs?

Which schools do mefites recommend for "digital media" or "media design" studies?
posted by xod on May 3, 2006 - 15 answers

Design of web-based learning tools

I’m looking for examples of web-based learning tools, specifically, self-testing tools such as flashcards, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank. [more inside]
posted by ijoshua on May 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Are there good examples of the design *process* online or in book form?

Are there good examples of the design *process* online or in book form? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Nov 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Another back to school conundrum

I'm thinking about going back to school for a BS in Interactive Media Design from an Art Institute. Is a 4 yr BS program worth it? [more inside]
posted by Constant Reader on Aug 1, 2005 - 4 answers

What lessons taught you the most about graphic design.

Attention Graphic Designers: What specific lessons or exercises (whether in school or self-taught) had the most impact on your development as a designer?

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posted by jeremias on Apr 17, 2005 - 11 answers

Academic options for self-taught designer?

What are the academic options for a self-taught graphic designer who wants to become more "cross-trained" in the field? [more inside]
posted by dhoyt on Jun 1, 2004 - 9 answers

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