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.
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.