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How Do I Learn Graphic Design and Learn To Code?

How Do I Do What You Do?

"But Meg, how do I start learning graphic design and learning to code?"

Hey! I’m glad you asked! I am really excited that you want to begin your journey into design and/or development. Every time I get the opportunity to add another one of us to the world? It makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

One Of Us

First, Some Advice from your friendly neighborhood unicorn

My advice to those wanting to start out in graphic design and/or coding is this: We have all been at the beginning, and it’s going to seems a little overwhelming at first.

But don’t quit!

It means you are growing!

(I still tell myself this as I am learning something new, or get stuck.)

Practice makes... You better!

Graphic Design and Coding are skills! No one is inherently a creative or programming genius. You have to practice a skill to get better at it, and that’s going to take some time. But every single minute you put into learning and practicing this stuff is going to pay off in the long run. It will feel slow and tedious at times - But, then you will hit a sweet spot where its fun again, and boom - a hit of dopamine keeps you going!


"So, where do I start? Is it hard to learn graphic design and/or learn to code?"

The best thing about graphic design and coding is: There is a multitude of ways to learn them that are available RIGHT NOW. And, you will be able to learn it in a way you learn best! Here are some ways I recommend you try!

Check Out These

Graphic Design and Coding Courses


Watch Some Internet TV

Graphic Design and Web Development YouTube Channels


Get Inspired By And Learn From Others

Graphic Design and Web Development Inspiration Sites


Read These

Graphic Design and Web Development Blogs

Graphic Design and Web Development Books

Graphic Design and Web Development Newsletters


Listen to these!

Graphic Design and Web Development Podcasts


What design programs should I start out with?

Graphic Design and Web Development Programs

You can use Adobe Creative Cloud or if you don’t want to pay $$$, but still want to practice some design skills? Try these out!


Practice!

Build Your Portfolio


Reach Out!

I love this community because I can always ask for help, an extra pair of eyes, and encouragement from others!

Cool Graphic Design and Web Development Communities


Find anything else interesting? Let me know! This list is always evolving, and I am sure I am missing some cool stuff - so make sure to bookmark and come back to see if anything changes!

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Megan Burleson

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Hello! My name is Megan Burleson, and I am a Designer and Developer residing in Michigan. I spread happiness by combining code and creativity to design graphics and build websites, apps and digital products that are fun, usable and accessible to everyone. Basically, I like to create art and code fun things!


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