For those who are not familiar with Skillshare, this online service is a place where tons of creatives post videos teaching various skills in the design/creative world. Members can learn anything from hand lettering techniques, 3D animation modeling, knitting techniques and much more! I've been a member for about a year, and it's really helped me to stay engaged in refining my design skills, and also is a great way to kill time in a productive manner.
The quality of the videos is a bit hit-or-miss, so I'm sharing with you some of the classes that I've taken that I've enjoyed.
This was the first class that I took when I signed up for Skillshare last year, and I found it to be SO helpful in my design career! Molly is an amazing calligrapher, and she also has a great design aesthetic. Her class breaks down the basics of calligraphy to a true beginner, and since taking the class it has provided so much extra value in my design work (I've used it in some of my professional projects including Collection for Doutzen & WE Fragrances)!
UPDATE! Molly has taken her class down for new Skillshare members, but is now hosting her own workshops here. They look pretty amazing... will let you know if I try one!
Barbara is quite the sassy & entertaining teacher in this class, and for anyone wanting to start their own business she helps to explain what makes some entrepreneurs successful, and how to avoid (and sometimes embrace) failure. She also tackles the basics of how to market your services and how to pitch for funding.
The Man. Seth Godin. To anyone in marketing or design who is not familiar with his blog, please do yourself a favor and go here now. This class is fantastic; Seth discusses so many factors of what makes great and horrible marketing, and how to really hone in on who your target needs to be (or indeed, what your product needs to be). This is one you're going to want to show your boss!
So those are my top Skillshare pics for now- you can check out many of the classes for free before becoming a premium member, but for $8 a month the premium membership is completely worth it. By the way- this content is in no way sponsored by Skillshare, I just love them so I'm spreading the word! -Alison