Browsing Category

Design Talks

Design Talks

Brand U: Frequently Asked Questions

April 6, 2017

What’s in it for U? Today I will be answering some of the questions that have been coming up about our new design course. Now that the course has officially launched I will be talking about some of the features and benefits of the program, as well as some discussion about the process of creating a brand identity and why that’s important if you are serious about Graphic Design. We are confident that our new program can help you guys design better, which is something we have set out to do from the very beginning.

Sign up for Brand U

Design Talks

How to Get Your First Design Job

February 23, 2017

In this video I will be talking about some of the different ways that you can go about finding your first design job. I will be giving you some insight as to my own approach and how I did it when I was first starting off and why it’s never too late to get into the field if you are looking to satisfy your creative itch.

Check out some of our other videos:
How to Replace Colors in Photoshop
Mascot Logo Design Speed Art Tutorial
Ripped Paper Effects in Photoshop

Design Talks

100th Video on YouTube!

December 7, 2016

It’s crazy that it has been about a year already since we first started Teach Me To Design, and today marks our 100th video on our YouTube Channel! With this I wanted to say thank you to those who have supported us, subscribed, signed up for the email list, or even just shared and watched our videos. It means a lot and we hope that you will stick with us because we’ve got some big plans and a big announcement for 2017!

Design Talks

Tips for Freelance Designers

August 2, 2016

Have you ever had a client who asked you to do work for very cheap, or free? Have you ever had a client who didn’t want to pay you up front at all? Maybe they decided to cancel a project after you’ve already put in hours of time laboring over your best design work? These are just some of the problems that you may run into as a freelance designer, but in this lesson I will be giving you guys some tips on how to avoid some of these common pitfalls and negotiate with your clients to nurture and foster the relationship, ultimately helping you to protect yourself and your work.

Design Talks

Which is Better for Logo Design? Photoshop or Illustrator?

June 9, 2016

In this lesson we will be discussing the pro’s and con’s of using Photoshop verses Illustrator for logo design. While Photoshop and Illustrator are both great programs for creating images, they each have strengths and weaknesses that should be addressed, particularly when it comes to something as important as designing a logo for a brand, a graphic for a t-shirt, or any other type of scalable art that needs to be resized for various mediums.

 

Design Talks Video

The Truth About Design Contests (In My Opinion)

February 4, 2016

Design contests are everywhere, and as an artist you should know what you are getting into. In this video I share some of my thoughts and opinions on the pro’s and con’s of design competitions and how you, as an artist, can try to avoid getting the short end of the stick and being taken advantage of.

For more updates, tutorials, and tips sign up for our newsletter here: http://www.teachmetodesign.com/list.

Best,

Eric

Design Talks Video

30 Tips in 30 Days – Happy New Year

January 1, 2016

2015 certainly had its share challenges and successes. As some of you may know, in addition to starting Teach Me to Design, we got out of personal debt. It was our biggest goal and biggest challenge so far.

This year, we are so excited to focus on TMTD and really make it a valuable resource for you in 2016.

We want to help you design better.

So let’s start the new year off right, with 30 tips in 30 days. These tips will help you improve your design skills now. In the comments, let us know what you think and how we can help you with your projects this year.

Best,

Eric

Design Talks Video

Should You Go to College for Graphic Design?

December 29, 2015

One of the most talked about debates in the professional design field is whether or not you should go to college for Graphic Design. In this video I go into more detail about the pro’s and con’s of each, and how you can find plenty of ways to become a pro without necessarily having to shell out all of your hard earned money on tuition. For more updates, tutorials, and tips sign up for our newsletter here: http://www.teachmetodesign.com/list.

Best,

Eric

Design Talks Video

Introducing Teach Me To Design with Eric Vasquez

May 29, 2015

Get on our list! http://www.teachmetodesign.com/list

Have you ever wanted to learn Photoshop and Illustrator but you didn’t know where to start?

Are you looking for a teacher who has real world design experience and can help you with your design skills and branding?

Our new channel will give you clear and concise step by step video tutorials to take your design skills to the next level.