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Design Classes Students Loved in 2015 (So Far!)

by Lara McCormick
art & design

We’ve made it halfway through 2015, and the year has been full of so many wonderful moments already. We wanted to help our audience make this a summer all about exploration, so to help you reach new peaks ALL CreativeLive classes are 30% off through 7/27. If you’re an aspiring designer or a seasoned pro check out some of the classes our students have loved so far this year (and get ready for so much more)!

Bold and Fearless Poster Design with James Victore
James helped us kick off the year in a big inspirational way. His class was so much more than how to design posters, this class teaches you to be fearless in your creative actions.

Modern Web Design Demystified with Jesse Arnold and Andy Pratt
This class is a snapshot of what’s relevant and happening right now in web design. Are you working in print and not sure where you fit into the web design world? Learn about the tools available (so many of them are free), best practices for workflow, working with clients, and communicating with programmers.

Here’s what one student had to say about the class: “I’ve already taken several web design classes, but there were still some details that I found confusing. Andy and Jesse did a great job of explaining things like; programming languages and how they interact to form the structure of a site, work flow responsibilities between team members and the blurry lines between them; and agile methodologies applied to work flow.”

Illustrative Stylings: Lettering and More with Photoshop with Chris Piascik

Chris Piasick has changed the world of lettering with his illustrative treatments that can’t help but make you smile. Want to learn how to make your letters drip and other cool effects? This class is a great beginner on ramp to the world of lettering and it’s many stylistic possibilities.

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How to Become a Successful Freelancer with Arianna Orland
Ready to take the leap and be your own boss? This class gives you all the tools you need to get started as a freelancer, delivered by a fresh and experienced voice. We’ve heard of many students taking the leap to freelancer life following this class, but here’s what just one of them had to say: “I’ve been freelancing quite a bit off and on throughout life but never really ran it as a business. Arianna provided the path and structure to make ‘freelancing’ legit!”

Get the Design Job you Want with Ram Castillo

Burnt out at your current position? Have your sights set on something better? Land your dream job with tips from seasoned designer Ram Castillo. He’ll cover everything from resume’s to interviews to follow up emails.

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Lara McCormick

Lara is an accomplished designer, educator, and the head of design education at CreativeLive. She has her MFA in Design from SVA, graduated from Cooper Union's prestigious typography program, and is the author of ‘Playing with Type: 50 Graphic Experiments for Exploring Typographic Design Principles’ published by Rockport Press.