Design Pitfalls: a new free email course to learn design
I’ve seen the same things over and over again, and I’m going to help you avoid them.
Since the debut of Design for Hackers, I’ve traveled all over the world, mentoring entrepreneurs and other people using design to do their jobs better.
While Design for Hackers breaks down all aspects of design, I realized that there were a few simple tips that could keep people from falling into the traps that make learning design so frustrating.
After all, there’s no point in expecting to be the greatest designer in the world within a matter of weeks.
But, if you can just avoid a few of the top mistakes that beginning designers make, you’ll quickly be doing at least halfway-decent design. This can help you:
- Make adjustments to that template you’re using – so your site doesn’t look just like everyone else’s.
- Make a few quick changes to your project, without having to bug your designer, delay your project, or spend more valuable hours getting it done.
- Value-add design services for client projects where there isn’t budget for a dedicated designer.
- Communicate more clearly with the designer on your team. Your design meetings will go more smoothly.
Now, if your ultimate goal IS to become the greatest designer in the world, I still have things that can help you with that. But, for now, let’s concentrate on fundamentals.
Introducing “Design Pitfalls:” A new free email course on design
A few years ago, I created a course called “Summer of Design,” which really broke down every aspect of design. It was great for getting an understanding of the framework behind design decisions.
But I still saw my students making the same mistakes over and over. I realized that if I could prevent a few of these mistakes, it would have a dramatic effect on the quality of design they produced.
So, starting today, new sign-ups at designforhackers.com (and everyone who has finished the now-retired 12-week email course that once was “Summer of Design”) will get a new free course called “Design Pitfalls.”
It’s full of tips that can keep you from making the most common mistakes n00b designers make.
Sign up for Design Pitfalls over here >>
(if you’re already on the Design for Hackers list, and have completed the 12-week email course, you’re already signed up)
Enrollment ends at midnight GMT on May 22nd, and the first lesson goes out May 26th. Don’t miss the deadline, or you’ll be on a long waitlist!
I'm launching a new (free) email course to teach you design. Learn to avoid design pitfalls: http://t.co/AJyKNgE2bs
— David Kadavy (@kadavy) May 12, 2015