Design Topics

Develop your portfolio, adding work as soon as you complete new projects. Study the material below to hone your design skills.
Automotive Design
Racing Cars
Sketch Vehicles
Car Design Tutorial
Porsche Sketch
Audi TT Sport Coupe
How To Draw Cars
Draw In 3 Quarters
Cars Dynamically
How To Design Autos
Draw Sports Cars
Marker Rendering
Drawing Fundamentals
Pencil, Markers
Digital Painting

Floor Plan Design
Procreate For Architects
Architecture Essentials
Architectural Drawing
Architectural Plans
Architecture School
Site Analysis
Digital Sketching
Sketchup Tutorials
Tools For Architects
Design Process
Intro To Architecture
Designing A Studio
Choosing Materials
Model Making
Ipad For Architecture
Structural Engineering

Interior Design
Ask A Designer
Design Investments
Bedroom Redecorating
Outdoor Spaces
Add Curb Appeal
How To Paint Walls
Narrow Family Room Makeover
Paint Colours
Copper Handmade Kettles
Decorating Trends
Boy's Bedroom
Front Porch
Animal Shelter
Loft Makeover
Small Home Makeover
Small Spaces
Maximize Space
How To Furnish
Contemporary Kitchen
Modern Kitchen
Bedroom Makeover
Small Bathroom Makeover

Fashion Illustration
Fashion Coloring
Sketches Compilation
Fashion Drawing
Gown Painting
Speed Painting
Fitted Peplum Dress
Color Pencil
Denim Shirt With Suvin Plaid
Fashionable Jackets
Draw High Low
Draw Jumpsuits
Saree Illustration
Mermaid Skirt & Chiffon Blouse
Evening Gowns
Draw Plus Sizes
Wedding Dress
Fashion Sketch In Markers
How To Draw Glasses
How To Draw Shoes
Design Clothing
Leather Boot Drawing
Fashion Collection
Fashion Sketch In Black
Designing Shoes

Art Supplies
Lettering Set
Brusho Watercolors
Pro Colored Pencils
Paper & Card
Single Pigment Colours
Professional Spray Paint
Coloured Inks
Boards & Panels
Faber-Castell Colour Pencils

Mastering AutoCAD
Command Line
Dynamic Block
Create Multiple Face
Multiline Color
AutoCAD Insert Block
Measure Angles
2d Modeling
Hourglass Design
AutoCAD Classes
AutoCAD Drawing
AutoCAD Rendering
Design a 3d Bathtub
Shell Cover
Flange Bearing
AutoCAD Reducing Tee
Rendering a Bucket
Modeling a Cannon
Design a Chess Knight
AutoCAD Wardrobe
AutoCAD Texturing
Swimming Pool

Fusion 360
Fusion 360 Material Texture
Fusion 360 Bend Object
Fusion 2d Sketch
Fusion 360 3d Sketching
Fusion 360 Design Hourglass
Fusion 360 3d Drive Flange
Fusion 360 Modern Table
Fusion 360 Sheet Metal
Fusion 360 Shell Command Tutorial
Fusion 360 Ship Wheel
Fusion 360 Add Hole
Fusion 360 Move A Sketch
Fusion 360 Cut Sketch
Fusion 360 Sketch Gear

How To Add Color
Soft Light Effect
Vector Portraits
Make a Lightsaber
Color Correction
Sand Storm Dispersion
Photo Manipulation
Create Ink Portraits
Blur Backgrounds
Photoshop Face Slide
Paint Splash
Elegant Touches
Dispersion Effect
Double Exposure
Forest Manipulation
Easy 3d Effects
Additive Lens Flare
Airbrush Retouch
Light Leaks Tutorial
How To Blend
Photoshop Starburst
Adding 3d Text

Creating Textures
Graphics Suite
Deeper Look
Page Design
Pointillizer Effect
Livesketch Tool
Node Editing
Blend Tool
Interactive Fill
Speed Drawing
Color Sampling
Color Styles
Image Sprayer
Basic Shapes
Retouch Photos
Illustration Techniques
Photo Alignment
Color Separation
Customizing Clip Art
Draw A Futuristic City

Inventor Split Solid Body
Realistic Thread
Inventor 2d Sketch
Inventor Tutorial
How To Add Material In Inventor
Inventor Sheet Metal Cylinder Tutorial With
Inventor Tutorial How To Use Decal
Inventor How To Make Spring
Inventor How To Loft
Inventor 3d Modeling

SelfCAD Tutorial
Low Poly Tank
Hard Surface 3d Hammer
SelfCAD Hand Modeling
Threaded Bottle
3d Door Modeling
Brush Tutorial
Box Assembly Animation
SelfCAD Animation Tools
Garden Fork Tutorial
Fill Polygon Extrusion
3d Printing Animation

Interior Design

Interior designers make indoor spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting essential and decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They must be able to read blueprints and must adhere to building codes and inspection regulations, as well as other considerations, such as accessibility standards. Considering how the space will be used and how people will move through the space, designers may specialize in particular types of projects, such as homes, hospitals, or hotels. Although some sketches may be freehand, most interior designers use computer-aided design (CAD) software for most of their drawings. Throughout the design process, interior designers often use building information modeling (BIM) software to create 3D visualizations of their floorplans.

Interior designers produce designs, plans, and drawings for construction and demolition, lighting, electrical layouts, and building permits. Sustainable designers suggest strategies to improve energy and water efficiencies and indoor air quality as well as environmentally sustainable products, such as bamboo and cork for floors. They may obtain certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the U.S. Green Building Council. The National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredits colleges and universities that have programs in art and design.

Fashion Design Process

Fashion designers create original clothing, accessories, and footwear. They sketch designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products they design. For some fashion designers, the first step in creating a new design is researching current fashion and making predictions about future trends, such as by reading reports published by fashion industry trade groups. Other fashion designers create collections using a variety of inspirations, including art media, their surroundings, or cultures they have experienced and places they have visited.

After they have an initial idea, fashion designers try out various fabrics and produce a prototype, often with less expensive material than will be used in the final product. They work with models to see how the design will look and adjust the designs as needed. Although most designers first sketch their designs by hand, many now also sketch their ideas digitally with computer-aided design (CAD) programs. CAD allows designers to see their work on virtual models. They can try different colors, designs, and shapes while making adjustments more easily than they can when working with real fabric on real people.

In order to release either the spring or fall collection, it generally takes 6 months of continuous work, from initial design concept to final production. Designers produce samples with the actual materials that will be used in manufacturing. Samples that get good responses from fashion editors or trade and fashion shows are then manufactured and sold to consumers. The Internet allows independent fashion designers to offer their products outside of traditional brick-and-mortar stores. These designers may license their work, and ship directly to the consumer, without having to invest in a physical shop to showcase their collections.

Magazine Layout | InDesign

Magazine print and web-use layout tutorial in Adobe InDesign. View a recent magazine industry project to learn from.

Architectural Drawing

How to render architectural visualization through a brief Photoshop tutorial.

Car Design Tutorial

How to render a sports car on newsprint pad. Detailed explanation showing process and execution using prismacolor pencils, markers, and gouache.

Stainless Steel 8-Ball

Very accurate work was needed to get all six individual pieces fit together with no gaps. The hardest part of this project was filming the last few shots, because it is so super shiny now and reflects everything.

Video Game Design

A video game begins with a proposal that is drafted by a team of game designers, who make gameplay and layout come alive, often through experimentation with several themes, as well as improvement on existing computer games. All of this is created through computer software and computer scripting, which generates commands, events, objects and characters that players will interact with. Most designers will spend at least some of their time as testers, and are responsible for communication within the video game design team.

A game designer works on the balance of the game and its rule system, while an environmental designer is responsible for creating varied video game scenarios. It's important that you also love to play video games. As simple as it sounds, having experience and familiarity with playing video games is a crucial step towards becoming a professional video game designer. Video game designers come up with game concepts, characters, setting, storylines, and game play. Designers also must work closely with artists and programmers to create the scripting language and artistic vision for a game. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in May, 2021 that the average annual salary for multimedia artists and animators was $85,300.

Designers may need a bachelor's degree, although aspiring game designers can get the necessary training from computer science, or software engineering. The coursework for a game design program covers subjects like 2D and 3D modeling and animation, level and interface design, storyboard rendering, drawing, and scripting. With very complex games, such as MMORPGs, or a big budget action or sports title, designers may involve dozens of programmers. In larger companies like Electronic Arts, each aspect of the video game may have a separate producer, lead designer and several general designers.

Graphic Design Job Openings

Los Angeles employs the most graphic designers, while New York City runs a close second. It is estimated that the number of graphic design jobs will increase by 15 percent over the coming five years, with interactive media being the fastest-growing field. The following links provide job listings which are updated daily:

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Graphic Designer
OXO Solutions
Drive online engagement with social media design trends. Improve the existing ad creatives and other designs. Design compelling and consistent digital and print…
9 months ago
Graphic Design Student Assistant - IE
James Madison University
Update and create printed and digital materials, including (but not limited to) signs, flyers, banners, content for digital signage, graphics, and logos.
10 days ago
Graphic Design Student - IE
James Madison University
Graphic design will be communicated through digital marketing, printed publications/brochures, and promotional items. Design logos for promotional items.
30+ days ago
Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Produces promotional displays, packaging, and marketing brochures for products and services, designs distinctive logos for products and businesses, and develop…
4 days ago
Graphic Design and Photography Student Assistant - IE
James Madison University
Advancement Marketing is seeking an outstanding student to assist in graphic design and photography for print and web.
9 days ago
Graphic Designer, Jr.
Williams Leatag
Responsible for the design and production of a diverse range of graphic, print, and digital media collateral to support the marketing needs of a national…
30+ days ago
Graphic Artist
Customizes and creates championship logos and other designs. Conceptualizes visual arrangements, and develops illustrations, logos, ads, and graphics.
1 day ago
Jr. Photoshop Designer (Entry level)
Create digital banner designs for our clients using our Adobe Photoshop artboard-based system. Conceptualize, storyboard, polish, revise, and deliver products.
2 days ago
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