Design Like Draplin: 21 Tips for Speeding Up Your Design Workflow

Aaron Draplin, Designer and Founder, Draplin Design Company

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26 Lessons (2h 11m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:56
    • 2. How to Take This Class

      6:00
    • 3. Before 1: Take Control of Your Space

      4:56
    • 4. Before 2: Build New Doc Profiles

      4:03
    • 5. Before 3: Customize Your Colors

      3:53
    • 6. Before 4: Make Your Own Symbols

      6:36
    • 7. DETOUR: Draplin Designs Symbols

      15:35
    • 8. Before 5: Start from a Template

      7:37
    • 9. Before 6 & 7: Organize Your Files

      7:47
    • 10. During 1: Become an Airdrop Master

      4:34
    • 11. During 2: Embed Your Images

      2:54
    • 12. During 3: Design by Subtraction

      13:35
    • 13. DETOUR: Watch Draplin Work

      1:57
    • 14. During 4: Organize Your Colors

      8:03
    • 15. During 5: Use Rich Black

      4:01
    • 16. During 6: Clean Up Your Iterations

      3:51
    • 17. During 7: Check Your Spot Colors

      6:44
    • 18. After 1: Clean Out Your Color Palette

      2:30
    • 19. After 2: Organize Your Layers

      2:01
    • 20. After 3: Manage Your Artboards

      4:31
    • 21. After 4: Convert Type to Outline

      1:53
    • 22. After 5: Dissect Your Vectors

      7:02
    • 23. After 6: Save a Clean Document

      3:35
    • 24. After 7: Encrypt Your Work

      3:21
    • 25. Final Thoughts

      1:03
    • 26. Watch More Classes with Draplin

      0:36
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Project Description

Your task? Show us your stuff!

Share a recent design you're proud of and let us know how you're implementing one (or more!) of Draplin's design productivity techniques.

Some questions to consider:

  • What stage of the design process will you streamline first? The before, during, or after?
  • Which productivity tip do you think will be most useful for you moving forward?
  • Are you already implementing any of Draplin's best productivity practices? Which one/s?

Whether you choose to update your color swatches or convert your type to outlines, be sure to let us know how you're implementing Draplin's techniques in the project gallery. We can't wait to see how you're making your designs un-mess-with-able!

   

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