My most invaluable educational resources for learning logo design and web development.
I finished a graphic and web design certificate in 2009 at the local Tech College and left being familiar with Adobe Premium and little else. I definitely did not have the polished skills to get be a graphic design nor the relevant skills to work a real job in web development. I think that is the point of certificate programs - to give you enough of an introduction so you are not completely lost in your independent study. Initially, I buried myself in textbooks that quickly became outdated. Eventually, I moved on to online learning which may have been a better, more affordable place to start.
My Favorite Educational Resources
OSTraining for Open Source Software
Inkscape Courses on Udemy taught by István Szép
Udemy courses are very hit-and-miss. Anyone can create one. One of the best instructors I've come across in Udemy is Inkscape instructor, István Szép. Inkscape is the Open Source alternative to Adobe's vector drawing program, Illustrator. If you want to create a logo with free software, Inkscape is the software you want to download and start to play with. István courses contain a tonne of good instruction that will help you design a logo, game art, and even your website mobile interface. He also has a youtube channel with plenty of free tutorials. Course Topics include:
- Learn Inkscape now - create vector graphics for free!
- Design video game logos with Inkscape from zero!
- Creative logo design with Inkscape for free!
- Create your graphics for a responsive website with Inkscape!
- Create original vector game art with Inkscape for free!
Great alternative to István Szép's Udemy courses: Logos By Nick Youtube Channel.
Python for Everybody (Coursera)
Grav CMS (Tuts Plus)
Textpattern Solutions (Book)
Drawing Books by Harry Hamernik (Books)