Resources

Read this first:

A job in graphic design

Clubs and organizations: Check out their affordable student rates!

American Advertising Federation, Nashville (AAF, Addys)

American Institute of Graphic Arts, Nashville (AIGA)

 

Elements and Principles of Design

 

Web/Mobile Design

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

http://boxesandarrows.com

http://www.netmagazine.com

Industry and Print Design 

http://www.computerarts.co.uk

http://www.eyemagazine.com

http://www.commarts.com

http://www.howdesign.com/magazine/

http://www.printmag.com

http://www.id-mag.com

The Grid

The Unigrid – Mother of all grids

http://www.thegridsystem.org/

http://typophile.com/files/How%20you%20make%20a%20grid.pdf

Software helps

Learning code: http://www.codecademy.com

All Adobe products: http://tv.adobe.com

Final Cut: http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/resources/

Typography

Unity in the typeface – an illustration of how letterforms share parts, useful for designing a typeface

Measurements in typography – pica, em, en

The amazing em unit

Mind your typographic manners

The Elements of Typographic Style for the Web

http://www.flickr.com/groups/foundtype/

The Kerning Game

Eye Candy and Geeeee Whiz

http://www.metropolismag.com

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/

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