So, You Want To Be A Designer?

Do you have a design idea, but don’t know where to start? There is a plethora of resources out there for anyone to learn practically anything. Maybe you want to create some of your own designs, but just don’t really know the first thing about what makes something aesthetically pleasing? Here, we have put together a list of beginner tutorials that will help you with some of the basic foundations you’ve been lacking.

Design Lab – Learn design principles by completing interactive lessons and hands-on projects. Their mission is to “empower our community of creators through design” by creating an online environment for learning.

Intro to Web Design: Friendly Design for Startups and Small Business. This class is great for co-founders, small business owners, developers, designers, illustrators, or anyone eager to learn! It will cover the basics of web design, as well as how to coordinate a color palette.


The Design of Everyday Things is an online course offered by Udacity. It will be starting soon (no exact date given), so sign up now if you’re looking for an informative introduction to design. It’s meant to help you understand what good design is as well as the challenges that many designers face.


Udemy is another great resource that has a ton of options to help you learn design. If you’re looking to create something specific, this is probably the place for you. They have a wide range of topics to browse through ranging from user experiences to beginner photoshop tutorials.

Design Foundations on Treehouse you get an introduction to design foundations, an understanding of aesthetics, and learn how to become a problem solver.

Canva is a site that I can’t wait to try out. It’s a tool that promises to make design simple for everyone by giving you everything you need to turn ideas into stunning designs. It boosts a tagline of “A Simple New Way to design”. You can reserve your username today and will be notified as soon as it’s ready.

Aside from the tutorials, 7 Tips for Staying Creative is a great post that offers helpful tips of how to unleash your creativity. Following these will surely help to keep you inspired!

Are you ready to start designing something awesome today? Do you still need a little help getting started, or maybe you rather rely on the design of someone more experienced? Check out all of the awesome products available on Creative Market today and design something beautiful! When you’re done, we would love to see the finished product.

Author: sarah