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The School of Design blog features design inspiration to help nurture your creativity, as well as tips on media, print and digital design, and advanced techniques in 3D animation and digital video.

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Becoming an Art Director: What You Need to Know

If you've acquired some valuable experience as a graphic designer and are looking to advance in your career, becoming an art director may be exactly what you need. This will allow you to continue working in a field you're passionate about while also providing you some leadership opportunities. This article will help you plan your next step!

What Is IxD? Interaction Design in the Digital Age

Web and mobile applications are all the rage these days. But there’s a reason certain applications catch fire and attract more users. Part of that reason is great interaction design—also called IxD. Learn more about the elements of this design niche.

How to Start a Graphic Design Business: 16 Do's and Don'ts from the Pros

Whether you’re ready to start your own business today or just have some long-term ambitions, it’s good to get some expert advice when starting a graphic design business. We consulted design pros to learn their secrets for keeping a graphic design business afloat and building it up to eventually achieve industry success.

16 Tips to Help Promote Your Creative Thinking

If you find yourself facing a creative drought, or if you would prefer to implement some good creative habits before a crisis point comes, read on. These graphic designers offer up their best tips to keep your creative thinking vibrant.

6 Signs You Should Be Working in Animation

There is no one-size-fits-all description of a perfect animator, but there are definitely some common characteristics that many animators share. We enlisted a few animation pros to help us identify some inherent qualities that may suggest you’re cut out for a career as an animator.

23 Web Design Blogs You Can't Miss

Whether you've dreamt of becoming a successful web designer your whole life or you simply enjoy perusing through delightful designs, web design blogs are a great source of education, conversation and inspiration. We identified 23 of the top web design blogs that you can't afford to miss this year.