I started Design for Geeks in order to help developers, techies, marketers and geeks in general learn how to design great websites that convert.
It all came about when I started talking on design topics at WordCamps and other conferences for geeky types who work on the web. They all asked for more – and they all told me that up to then, they were convinced that you need to be creative or an artist in order to be a good designer.
I call BS to that – loud and clear.
And I prove it in my talks and in my courses.
I also know what the struggle feels like: I've been a practicing designer for over two decades, but I was never trained as a designer – I'm an art historian.
My courses, talks and articles are the information I wish had existed when I started working as a designer, when all I could find that wasn't a university degree were only courses about the tools, such as Adobe Suite.
But being skilled at the tools doesn't make you a designer. And I didn't want a degree.
Neither do you: you just want practical design help that gives you a clear path to victory. And you also want to be able to justify your choices to your clients, beyond gut instinct or taste.
And perhaps, just perhaps... also so that you can shut up all those design snobs that keep telling you can't be a designer because you're not artistic.
Join the conversation in the Design for Geeks Facebook group: it's a dynamic and engaged community with zero judgement and much design fun.