Digital Product Design Resources

As a designer, there are tools, resources and creators that have assisted in me advancing my skills over the years. Since design is meant to be a shared experience, below are some of my top recommended content and creators. Enjoy and feel free to let me know if you’ve gotten value from any of them.

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Readings

Power of Habit

Charles Duhigg

Touch Design for Mobile UI

Steve Hoober

Don’t Make Me Think

Steve Krug

Design Courses

Online Courses

Dribbble – Product Design Course

As the top community for designers, this 16 week training covers design thinking, UX/UI research, prototypes and more. Receive a certification when complete!

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MengTo – Design & Code

Online courses for visual UI design, mobile application development and Front-end code. Great course for those looking to design and develop apps in Swift and React.

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MLWebco – UX/UI Training

Created by the experienced lead Mike Locke, this course offers a helpful tips on how to navigate, design and deliver UX/UI projects. Mike’s easy approach can help both novice and experienced learners.

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Mizko – The Designership

This course is jam packed with knowledge, design execution and handoff development. Mizko shares his techniques from UX Research to Delievery with real project assets and templates.

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Dribbble – Visual UI Course

This 8 week course is jam packed with tips to help you level up your visual design skill. Created with mentorship, group collabs and real-world case studies, you’ll gain industry knowledge instantly.

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Skillshare – UX/UI App Design

One of the largest online learning communities with several great courses for learning product design, UX/UI and more. Get a 30day free trial when you sign up.

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IX Design Foundation – User Experience

Online UX design courses by experts, with industry-recognized certificates and more. Learn empathy, emotional design and more at your own pace.

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MDS – Shift Nudge

Created by one of the most sought after UI Designers in the industry, Matt D Smith (MDS) provides a wealth of knowledge in visual design, scaling and more.

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Inspiring Creators

Mizko Wong

Mizko Wong

Design Educator, Founder

Mizko is a UX/UI Design Educator and Founder of Mizko Media. A talented and helpful Aussie that you can learn a ton from.

Chris Do

Chris Do

Designer, Founder of The Futur

Focused on the Business of Design, Chris is a master at design and entrepreneurship to help level up designers globally.

Femke van Schoonhoven

Femke van Schoonhoven

Podcaster, Design Mentor

A great product design instructor and podcaster from Vancouver sharing tips and lessons on YouTube.

Hello Jadene

Hello Jadene

UX Designer & YouTuber

Pleasant and informative, Jadene provides thoughts, guidance and gentle inspiration to help you get into the UX/UI space.

Mike Locke

Mike Locke

UX/UI Lead Designer

Mike has a wealth of knowledge and shares much of it through YouTube and on social media channels. A definite inspiration and useful mentor.

Jesse Showalter

Jesse Showalter

Product Designer, Educator

Jesse is a master at Product Design and UX methods. He teaches throught video on YouTube and now leads the Dribbble Product Design Course!

Disclaimer: I claim no rights to any of the images you see of these amazing creators. The photography shown is of the respectful right to their originators and has been borrowed from social sites, personal websites and common copyright around the web. I am inspired by and give credit where it is due.