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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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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!

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.