Go from zero to 60 — or at least gather enough speed to get on the highway entrance — with our Design for Nondesigner course series. Get your design driver's license by taking a few of TechSoup's online design courses. They're built to help you gain speed and competency with design software and best practices.
Elefint, a design studio that works with social impact organizations and nonprofits, teamed up with TechSoup to build our two newest design courses. In our Design for Nondesigners 201: Applying Best Practices for Design course, you will learn to
Get your design license
Let's face it. Design ain't easy, or we'd all be making Clio award-winning designs in our sleep. Nonprofits and libraries are consistently tapped (and drained) to leverage creative talents and produce palatable brochures, logos, web pages, presentations, and annual reports — just to name a few — with little budget. Although we can't promise to make you an award-winning designer, we can give you a foundation and some more advanced understanding of what qualifies as well-designed materials.
With those competencies gained, you can branch out and take some of our Adobe absolute beginners courses. They are geared for nonprofit and library staff that have little or no knowledge of the amazing world of Adobe Creative Cloud. We've currently got individual courses for Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
We've also developed a web design best practices 101 course that will help you understand the basics in applying best practices for your website navigation, content, and design.
Keep an eye out for more advanced design courses geared for professional race car drivers (or those people who just like to drive fast) in the upcoming months. We'll also round out our portfolio of design courses with basics on Adobe Dreamweaver and Premier Pro.
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If this is your first time accessing TechSoup Courses, our new online learning platform, please remember that you will need to create an account before registering for any course. Note that this account will be different from your TechSoup.org login.
Think of TechSoup Courses like your local library — first you get your library card, and then you can check out any and all resources at will! With our online learning platform, you own your learning journey — you choose the time, location, and device that is most convenient for you.
We understand that design isn't easy, but we're working to bring you some great courses to increase your design confidence one TechSoup course at a time.
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