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Design Central (Design-Certificates.com) is an online resource dedicated to helping prospective designers from all fields of creative work find informative and educational articles and guides about the fields that interest them.

Creative fields are often some of the most ambiguous and difficult to break into and many young professionals find these industries to be intimidating and challenging. To help students and entry-level professionals get their footing and achieve their career goals Design Central has made it our mission to create the most comprehensive selection of design-specific articles resources available online.

-The Design Central Team

Graphic Design

Graphic Designers are the artists of the internet, creating visual concepts and designs for commercial or personal purposes that inspire, motivate and convey a vast spectrum of emotions and ideas.

Coming from all walks of life, Graphic Designers represent a varied and unique group of professionals who share a common love of artistic pursuits in the digital world.

For more information, explore our resources on Graphic Design:

Getting Your Adobe Photoshop Certificate: Any Graphic Designer looking to enhance their resume for that next big career step is going to need to put their Photoshop skills to the test and get their ACE certification. Find out how!

How Much do Graphic Designers Make: Ready to chart your career in the world of Graphic Design? Find out exactly what you can expect in terms of salary, income and career growth!

How to Become a Graphic Designer or Artist: Between degree programs, job experience and specialized certificates it can be a bit overwhelming trying to break into the world of Graphic Design. Check out our guide on how to break into this exciting industry!

5 Steps to Freelance Graphic Design:  The graphic design profession is one that best fits the open mind of a student. It is one that is constantly changing and influenced by a variety of environments.

Graphic Design – Working with Photos:  Graphic designers are trained to look for space, composition, tone and lighting in their own work. These are same things photographers keep in mind when composing a specific shot.

Top 5 Graphic Design Mistakes that Every Designer Will Make:  Regardless of how savvy a designer may believe themselves to be, the reality is that some things just come with experience.

Wedding Planning

Every Bride wants their wedding to be perfect but perfection comes with a price. That price is usually the fee of a professional Wedding Planner whose job consists of making bridal magic each and every day. From the big decisions to the small details the wedding planner is in charge of making sure the bride’s big day is a huge success.

Wedding and event planning may not be the easiest industry to get into so we’ve gathered some of the best resources available to help every prospective planner get a leg up on the competition!

A Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner: They say you should always walk a mile in someone’s shoes before you judge them. In the case of the wedding planner you should probably be running because the life of a wedding planner is anything but boring!

How to Become a Certified Wedding Planner: Nothing starts a career off right like getting the proper credentials and education. Learn how to get started with wedding planner courses and certifications for prospective planners.

Wedding Planner Job and Salary Expectations: What’s the outlook for wedding planners like these days? Get the facts and learn what to expect as you make your way into the exciting industry of event planning.

5 Steps to Becoming a Wedding Planner:  The exciting and fast-paced career of wedding and event planners has an allure that attracts many young professionals each years but with the freedom and independence of the job requires a lot of hard work as well.

Wedding Planner Resources:

Wedding Flowers
Top Five Wedding Flowers: Whether you are looking for the perfect table center pieces or the bouquet you just can’t wait to toss, here is a list of the top five wedding flowers to help you choose!

How to Pick Your Wedding Flowers: The bride, bridesmaids, flower girl, groomsmen, wedding party and some guests all carry flowers. The ceremony, reception area and walkways are dressed in flowers and have the potential to be covered by them entirely.

Wedding Day Details

Wedding Dresses – Designers, Types, and Styles:  The current wedding dress trends are designed for the fairytale wedding.

Wedding Plans – How to Build Your Seating Chart:  Since you need to know all their names, making a seating chart is a great way to practice remembering the guests before the big day.

Vendors – How to Hire a Wedding Photographer:  Wedding photography is the chance to make the most perfect day immortal.

Guide to Wedding Photography:  Wedding photography is tricky business. There are several shots you must have and several mistakes you can make.

Wedding Locations

Top 5 Destination Wedding Locations: Scenery is important, as are the services, entertainment and atmosphere offered by a specific place. Selecting the perfect wedding venue is one of the most important and influential decisions made in the process.

Top 5 Unique Wedding Locations:  Every wedding is different, but just how personal is a ceremony that differs from the rest only in aesthetics, such as clothes and location.

Wedding Planning Success

Seven Rules for Every Bride: Planning the Big Day is stressful enough without worrying about what you fiance is doing at his Bachelor party, accidentally offending people, or blowing your entire budget on the most expensive flowers available.

Eight Wedding Traditions You Can Break: Keep the stress down and the enjoyment up by picking and choosing the traditions that work for you, and ignoring those you would rather do without!

Five Secrets to Success for Wedding Planners: If you’re ready to make a splash and take your career as a Wedding or Event Planner to the next level then it’s time to learn some insider secrets!

Top 5 Tips for Planning a Wedding: Creating the perfect wedding is more than just the bride and groom, it’s all of the guest and all of the small details and schedules!

How to Deal with a Bridezilla:  It’s a fact. Some girls are just born to be stressed out control freaks and they survive that way, making everyone else miserable in the process.

Top 5 Myths About Weddings:  For most brides the big day is something that’s been sculpted and perfected from decades of movies, stories and pictures to look a certain way, sound a certain way and behave just as it should.

Unique Wedding Ideas

Trash the Dress:   Everyone can agree that the photographer for your wedding is most likely the most important piece to remembering the BIG DAY.

5 Do-It-Yourself Wedding Ideas:  Do it yourself wedding projects are the best way to put a creative spin on the traditional.

Know Your Ceremony

Jewish Wedding:  Like most ceremonies, a Jewish wedding celebrates moral obligation and the creation of a new couple that will both connect and create families.

Buddhist Wedding:  A Buddhist wedding has no place in religion. It has no religious function or religious order.

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