* Online classes offer a convenient way to learn essential skills from comfort of home
* Lynda offers a range of graphic design courses for novices and experts
* Get a 30-day free trial for new users
Looking to grow your design skills? Why not take a few classes online to help up your game? The website, Lynda, offers more than 6,000 online courses in business and technology. Best of all, each class is taught by a seasoned industry professional and you can log on from the comfort of home. Take the courses on your time and at your pace.
We’ve curated five awesome online classes to help budding designers hone their craft. It might help you land that next job, or be a good way to make your weekends and nights at home more productive. Have a look below. Lynda is currently offering a 30-day free trial for you to sample any of the courses. You can cancel anytime.
1. Photography For Graphic Designers
Photographer, author and educator Ben Long has a comprehensive course that takes an in-depth look at preparing the camera, budgeting for a session, planning and previsualizing your shoot, and much more. At a little under two hours, this course is a must.
2. Storytelling With Data and Graphic Design
Data and graphic design go hand in hand, so it makes sense that this course dives into the use of infographics and data in detail. Learn how to use graphic styles with charts, incorporate simple icons, color themes and more.
3. Graphic Design Careers: First Steps
Dive into the world of graphic design with this comprehensive intro class. Learn the basics of typography, layout and colors, while also getting hands-on experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more.
4. Graphic Design For Business Professionals
Famed graphic designer Justin Seeley shares his inside secrets to help newcomers take their design skills to the next level. Learn how to create a cohesive color theme, design professional-looking slideshows, fliers and more. A great class for novice designers.
5. Graphic Design Tips & Tricks Weekly
Finally, this biweekly class focuses on all aspects of graphic design, including typography, layout color, logo design and more. Lynda senior staff member John McWade offers a new tip every class, so this one’s great for tuning in every other Monday.