Daily inspiration, sounds great! Where can you start learning?
Our Brand New App!We will be featuring our videos in many different areas on the internet so if you prefer to watch on a social media channel don’t worry, keep reading and you will find out exactly where to watch online. However, we are also very excited to introduce our Design Skills App! Available to download on both Apple and Android devices. This application is directly linked to our YouTube channel and can provide you with push notifications everytime we post a new video. This not only acts as a little reminder so you never miss a video but also lets you know how many tutorials you can look forward to catching up on (the number will appear in a little bubble attached to the app.) We also created our new app to act as a learning hub/go-to for daily inspiration throughout this project so if you want to focus on our tutorials without the distraction of other YouTube videos it’s perfect! Plus we will be running competitions from within the app on the build in forum function. Which enables you to directly post your work and get in contact with the team. Download it and take a look!
Social ChannelsTo make sure you can learn in a way which works for you we’re featuring this project across all of our social media channels! Meaning it’s easy for you to find and access this content no matter who or where you are! So if you just fancy catching up with a tutorial every now and then, need to watch while you’re on the go. Or want to be really involved and religiously watch every single day (easily in one place) we have the right platform for you! Let’s introduce them… Each new tutorial will be released on our Youtube channel, so if you check back every day you will be sure to find our latest video! We will also be compiling weekly roundups meaning that you can sit and binge on creativity once a week if you find it easier (and remember that’s still only 7 minutes!) If you love getting daily inspiration on Instrgam great news… we will also be featuring every single video on Instagram! So if you’re a big fan of the app, simply follow our account and it will appear every day in your feed. Or view our profile and scroll down through our feed until you find something you like the look of! Both Facebook and Twitter will feature daily links to the latest tutorial on Youtube! A great reminder if you forget to check our other channels and an easy way to pick and choose what you would like to watch! At the end of each month, we will also be uploading all of the tutorials which have been featured on these channels. Meaning that no matter where you go for your daily inspiration our content will be easy to access and learn from. So if you need to hunt down last Tuesday’s video or even a video from three months ago you can! (If you want to get even more involved in our project keep an eye on these social channels, we have some more great plans for our mini tutorials!) If you haven’t seen our first tutorial yet check it out now! #1/365:
Our hints and tips whilst watching the videos!Now you have seen the video read a little about how to make the most of the series. Our whole team has been involved in every step of this project and have put together some tips to keep in mind whilst watching the tutorials! No.1 As well as providing some daily inspiration our videos aim to teach you valuable skills! There are two layers of information in each of our videos. The background is a timelapse of our design process. The foreground teaches you a new technique/skill using a step by step process. This keeps them as visually interesting as possible. It’s up to you to decide which element is most useful for you. The timelapse is perfect for watching the whole process watching us move through design stages and even struggle with certain elements. However, if you’re purely interested in learning something specific the foreground of every video will walk you through a new technique or skill. These steps are designed to be easy to digest even if you’re on the move! Take a look at the visual below for a more visual explanation.
No. 2Alternatively, if you have the time, you can always watch it twice! This is something we do recommend if you want to make the very most of our tutorials. Doing this will enable you to learn the technique and then see how that technique is applied to a design project. Meaning you will understand how to use your new knowledge in context (then you can go and produce your own awesome work.)
No. 3Watch out for the details! We have included a lot of information in this small amount of time (did we mention it’s only one minute?) Look for small text boxes or visual indicators which will alert you to information like:
- The name of the tool/s which are currently being used.
- Reference to useful software shortcuts for both Mac and Pc users.
- When/where we make clicks during the video. We have included all of these details not only to make our tutorials easy to follow. But also to maximise the amount of information you take away! So hopefully you guys will learn even more!