We live in a world of limitless information, accessible any time of day from the comfort of our own homes. I believe there’s no education like a free education but I also know that the web can be a scary place full of noise and terrible information. Here are some of the resources I’ve collected over the years that have helped me be a better designer, storyteller and in some cases, person! If you have recommendations you think are worth adding, let me know!
Here’s some of my favorite reading material about design, presentation and startups. Even if you’re not specifically running a startup, I highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the lean and iterative approach embraced by the startup world – it will help you understand the importance of learning and improving your work. See my recommendations.
If you’re an audio/visual person this is for you. These videos are quick and inspirational and the podcasts make for great listening while you’re driving or commuting. Some of these are a little older, but still offer great insights into the world of design, presentation, startups or are just plain interesting for other reasons! See my recommendations.
I am a firm believer in life-long education. I try to take a few online courses a year to keep myself sharp and continue learning and developing. Here are some of the courses that I’ve either taken myself or that come highly recommended by people I respect. Even if you don’t take courses for the grades or recognition follow along and learn! See my recommendations.
I am a web tool junkie. I use a variety of tools and websites to help me in my business – from managing my internal operations to working with clients. I’m also a total subscriber to paying it forward – if I like your product I’m going to let people know. These are some of my favorites! See my recommendations.