Design 101

This page is a collection of my recommendations to design related resources that can help you get started as a designer.

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The list is constantly growing, so be sure to come back from time to time.
I've been working on curating a useful list for designers & design enthusiasts.

LinkedIn Learning is free with your library card
Interaction Design Foundation get 2 free months of membership
CareerFoundry free UX design short course
UX design course from Accenture
Uxcel introduction to UX and UI design foundation
Codecademy learn HTML and CSS for free
List of bootcamps by UX Planet
Software
Figma industry standard design tool in 2021
Miro whiteboard and collaboration tool
Sketch Mac OS only design tool
Canva fast, easy & free graphic design tool
Adobe XD free design software
Hardware
Apple iPad
Apple iPhone 11
Apple Macbook Pro (from late 2013 - still working)
Microphone Blue Yeti Nano *
Seagate One Touch 2TB hard drive *
Vanguard Veo 2 tripod *
Wacom PTH660 Intuos Pro (Medium) digital graphic tablet *
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless (Ivory) headphone *
Powerbeat Pro Wireless earbuds *
Figma tutorial on Coursetro
Figma essential training on LinkedIn Learning
Google's Material icons (free to use)
Google's guide to mobile Android Material design
Microsoft Fluent design interface guide
Learn touch typing on Typingstudy
Search for UX product design jobs on Glassdoor
Create a professional profile on LinkedIn
Learn to sketch simple objects using Quick, draw! by Google
Checklist design to learn mobile patterns
Mobbin iOS and Android mobile design resources
Curated resources of mobile designs on Learnmobile

Affiliate disclaimer: please note, items marked with * are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission when you purchase through my link, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products, books, courses that I believe will be valuable to you; and I have purchased or used in the past.