Thanks for dropping by! I’m Joe, a freelance UI/graphic designer who finished design school a couple years ago. When I began learning design, I aggressively scoured the web for any relevant information I could get my hands on. However, very few resources were directly geared towards newer designers, which made it challenging to find the good stuff. That’s why I decided to create this site—to help rookie designers address similar issues that I personally faced not long ago.

ROOKIE DESIGNER MINI COURSE

The rookie designer mini-course provides a quick, simple, and digestible overview of the basic, yet essential design principles as well as a compilation of tips and tricks to make the leap towards a successful career in design!

It's Go Time!

ROOKIE DESIGNER RESOURCES

An extensive list of hand-picked resources that have benefited me throughout my journey thus far.

Yes Please!

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK

This quick read is just chalked full of awesome insights, tips, and tricks. I definitely recommend it for newer designers that want to start developing habits for a successful career! Austin Kleon has quite a few other solid resources as well, so check out his blog and subscribe to his newsletter if you like his stuff 🙂

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learningpodcastsresources
04/23/2018

5 Design Podcasts to Start Listening to Now

Podcasts are a fantastic way to stay on top of everything design-related with very little effort. Whether you’re driving home from work/school, working on a project, or exercising, you have…

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02/15/2018

4 Essentials a Designer Should Always Have

Throughout my design journey over the past few years, I’ve found that there are certain physical items that I really just can’t leave home without. This is a quick list…

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01/30/2018

Welcome to Designer Primer

Welcome to my blog! First off, I’d like to personally thank you for checking out my passion project. My primary goal with Designer Primer is simply to become a valuable…