Resources

 

Design Organizations
American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIAG)
AIGA advocates for a greater understanding of the value of design and designers in government, business, and media. We inspire designers and the public by sharing the most exciting design work and engaging in thoughtful, provocative discussion on pressing issues. We aim to enhance professional development through enriching learning opportunities at all levels.

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Graphic Artist Guild
The Graphic Artists Guild’s primary purpose is to help our members compete effectively in an ever-changing field. We enable graphic artists and other design professionals to build and maintain successful careers by providing skills and support—from advice on the daily tasks of running a creative business to going to bat for our creative community with business and government leaders.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Open, download, save or print the Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac and PC.

 

Tool Bars

Open, download, save or print the Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Tool Bars for Mac and PC.

 

Recommended Design Books
Pantone Guide to Communicating for Color by Leatrice Eiseman
Leatrice Eiseman is founder and director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

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Graphic Artists Guild Handbook, 16th Edition: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook is the industry bible for communication design and illustration professionals. A comprehensive reference guide, the Handbook helps graphic artists navigate the world of pricing, collecting payment, and protecting their creative work, with essential advice for growing a freelance business to create a sustainable and rewarding livelihood.

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Design Place Holders
Lorem Ipsum

Universal "greeking text" with no meaning that we use in the design industry as a placeholder for text when creating design concepts for client approval.

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My Favorite Font Websites
1001 Free Fonts

Search and download a variety of fonts for Mac and PC

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Font Freak

Search and download a variety of fonts for Mac and PC

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Video Resources
Beginning Graphic Design: Typography

Typography design is the art of arranging a message in a readable and aesthetically pleasing composition.

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Stock Photography

Freepik

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Gratisography

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Pexels

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Pixabay

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Rawpixel

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Reshot

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Shutterstock

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Stockvault

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Unsplash

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Website Design Inspiration

Awwards

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Blog Hubspot

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Coolhomepages

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Site Inspire

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The CSS Zen Garden

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The Design Inspiration

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Web Design Inspiration

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Learn to Code
Code Academy

Learn to code for free
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Free Code Camp

Learn to code for free
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Sololearn

Learn to code for free
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Treehouse

Learn to code
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Website Domain & Hosting
Name Silo

Buy, sell or transfer your domain name
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Square

Launch your own your online store confidently with Square Online Store
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Square for Restaurants

Launch your own restaurant website where you need to start taking food orders online right away.
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Top 10 Website Hosting Companies for 2021

Compare and purchase hosting if you're creating a customized website
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Website Design & Development Software and Online Platforms
Adobe XD

Wireframe, animate, prototype, collaborate, and more — it’s all right here, all in one place.
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Adobe Dreamweaver

Build beautiful sites for any browser or device. Quickly create and publish web pages almost anywhere with web design software that supports HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and more.

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CodePen

CodePen is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers. Build and deploy a website, show off your work, build test cases to learn and debug, and find inspiration.

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Stack Overflow

Our public platform serves 100 million people every month, making it one of the 50 most popular websites in the world. Our asynchronous knowledge management and collaboration offering Stack Overflow for Teams, is transforming how people work.

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Visual Studio Code

Code editing. Redefined. Free. Built on open source. Runs everywhere.

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Other Recommendations
Rocstor External Hard Drive (8TB)

Rocstor Rocpro 900c 8TB -5400 RPM- USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2) 10Gbps, (USB 3.0) Desktop External Hard Drive - G29104-01
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Wacom Tablet

One by Wacom Student drawing tablet for Windows PC, Mac and certified Works With Chromebook
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Wacom PTH660 Intuos Pro Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet

Wacom PTH660 Intuos Pro Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet for Mac or PC, Medium, New Model, Black
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Wacom DTK1660K0A Cintiq 16 Drawing Tablet with Screen

Wacom DTK1660K0A Cintiq 16 Drawing Tablet with Screen
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