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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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How to Become a Creative Director: Experts Outline 5 Steps

It’s true there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to becoming a creative director, but there are a few important steps you’ll likely need to take to work your way into one of these positions. Take this advice from a few seasoned design professionals on how to attain this advanced job title.

Creating Your Graphic Design Career Path

When it comes to your graphic design career path, there are several routes and destinations you could take. So when it comes to planning your path, it can be a bit overwhelming. Let us help you digest your options so you can decipher which avenue is best for your future.

7 Things the Top Graphic Designers Have in Common

All designers are not the same. But there are some key characteristics that a lot of the top graphic designers share. Keep reading to see if you have any of these inherent qualities that lend themselves well to this creative career.

Everything You Need to Know About Working in Animation Design

A career in animation design uses the best of technology and design to create everything from special effects in movies and video games to animated cartoons. We’re breaking down the ins and outs of a career in animation design, so you’ll have all the information you need to decide if this is the career for you.

Graphic Designer Education: 6 Questions to Help You Determine If You Need It

While advancing your education has plenty of benefits, the truth is that the benefits of earning a Graphic Design degree may depend on your circumstances. To help you decide if a formal education is the right move for you, we’ve asked expert graphic designers (and the professionals who hire them) to weigh in.

8 Types of Graphic Design Jobs You May Not Know About

If you're a creative, tech-savvy individual with an artistic background, you've probably considered working in graphic design. What you may not know is there are several types of graphic design jobs out there. This article will introduce you to eight opportunities you may not know about ... yet!

24 Stellar Graphic Design Blogs to Keep You Educated and Inspired [2018]

Whether you’ve dreamed of becoming a successful graphic designer or have already become one, graphic design blogs are a great source of education, conversation and inspiration. This list will ignite your curiosity, inspire your creativity, teach you new skills and remind you why you fell in love with graphic design in the first place.

9 Types of Design Jobs for Creative People

What if we told you there was an opportunity to get paid to exercise your creativity? The truth is there are several occupations that employ creative people such as you. Here is a breakdown of nine creative careers in the design field to help you find the perfect fit for you!

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!