The past few years have definitely seen a lot of creatives tightening the purse strings. Whilst there is definitely some areas where spending is essential, graphic design tools don’t have to be one of them. There’s loads of websites, apps and platforms out there that allow you to design, edit and even animate without spending a penny. Though how do you sort the wheat from the chaff? Well, we at Shillington have done just that and scoured the web and quizzed our teachers to bring a one-stop shop of the best free graphic design resources.
Back in 2018, Shillington London graduate Peter Howell was working in TV—pitching ideas for shows. Faced with redundancy, he sought out new creative challenges and discovered graphic design—and Shillington. We caught up with the creative polymath to chat about his time with us at Shillington and all the amazing things he’s been up to since.
Graphic design is a career where the skills pay the bills. Like any job, there are some essential skills that all wannabe designers have to master to achieve their dream. In this article, we will break down the skills needed to be a graphic designer—the ones that an employer would be looking to help get you hired and succeed in your design career.
But that does mean that keeping up with the latest trends, techniques, and technologies can be a bit of a challenge. That’s where design blogs come in. We’ve brought together the very best design blogs to bookmark today, as chosen by the Design Teachers, students and graduates at Shillington—updated for 2022.