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Graphic design is defined on Wikipedia as is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, photography, and illustration. Needless to say this is a huge and ever-changing field. The good news is that there are a ton of easily accessible ways to stay up to date.

1. Build a graphic design community online

There are a number of awesome free portfolio sites online like Carbonmade, Dribbble, and Behance. Not only are they great for showcasing your work, but they are also great for meeting other designers to learn from and collaborate with.

2. Follow designers’s blogs and Instagram accounts

Most design experts have online profiles and following them can be a great way to keep up with trends. Check out this list of top designers and illustrators to follow on Instagram as a starting point and then do some research of your own!

3. Take design classes online

There are tons of high quality, free designs classes online – it is a dream come true! In fact, we have thousands of design classes on Skillshare alone, so what are you waiting for?

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