I have a quick question that I hope you can answer, or at least provide me some direction. I would like to take an online course that could teach me some design basics. Not necessarily software, but just tips like how to balance elements on a page, what size fonts to use in relation to each other on a page, how to use white space effectively, etc. Do you know of any such online courses?
My first thought – which I don’t know if they have any specific design basic courses, is Lynda.com. I LOVE Lynda.com. You can learn any software from there and it’s only $25 a month. You can go to their website and search through the courses to see if they have anything that interests you. But, I have used them and their video tutorials are excellent. A great resource to have even if it isn’t a good fit for design basics.
I think if you explore some of these options you will be able to find what you want or at least get a better direction of where to go and what fits you the best.
My personal advice would be to glance at a few things online (About, Lynda, links I found, youtube) and that will give you a bit more focus on what you are looking for if that doesn’t do it for you. Above may be all you feel like you want/need.
In designing a website, Lena “gets it”. I can feel confident that when I’m not able to communicate what I need with the correct lingo, she can still determine what I’m trying to accomplish and will offer up suggestions on how to meet those objectives.
Our organization has been so happy with Lena work. Lena’s designs are very creative and original. Unlike many other designers, Lena’s don’t look like clip art! I like that we can verbally explain what we want and she seems to create the visual interpretation perfectly! We look forward to working with her for years to come.