Resources

These are links, magazines, fonts, museums, galleries and other learning resources related to design, technology and nonprofits recommended by New Design School. Check back often as we will update this regularly.

Adobe Software & Design Magazines

Communication Arts
Great magazine to see graphic trends in the U.S. and abroad. They hold 6 juried competitions in visual communication and publish the winners.
http://www.commarts.com/

Computer Arts & Computer Arts Projects
These websites/magazines are British so they spell “color” like “colour.” Enjoy other fun British spellings and projects that reflect the Euro style.
http://www.computerarts.co.uk/

Photoshop Creative
Another great British magazine dedicated to Adobe Photoshop.
http://www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/

Other Magazines we like:
CMYK, Layers, Print, Ad Age, Dwell

Creative Business & Networking in Northwest Arkansas

Small Business Development Center University of Arkansas
If you are a starting a business this is the first stop. They have classes and can meet with you to discuss and advise you on your business plan.
http://sbtdc.uark.edu/

SCORE NWA
Whether you are just starting a business in NWA or need some coaching along the way, SCORE can help by matching you with an experinced business mentor.
http://nwascore.org/

Creative Cocktails
This group meets on the third Friday of the month from 5-7pm at various locations around Northwest Arkansas. This an opportunity for all creative people to connect with one another and to people in the community who seek their services. Sponsored by New Design School and NWA Creative Arts Network. Open to everyone. Always free.
https://www.facebook.com/newds

Creative Coffee
Similar to Creative Cocktails, this group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10am to noon at various locations around Northwest Arkansas. This an opportunity for all creative people to connect with one another and to people in the community who seek their services. Sponsored by New Design School and NWA Creative Arts Network. Open to everyone. Always free.
https://www.facebook.com/newds

Local Museums, Galleries

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
An incredible resource only 20 minutes from New Design School of American art, including contemporary art by James Turrell, Way of Color. Excellent field trip.
http://www.crystalbridges.org/

Fayetteville Underground
This is a local artist collective and gallery located on the Fayetteville downtown square.
http://fayettevilleunderground.com/

Heartwood Gallery
This is a local artists collective and gallery located in South Fayetteville’s Mill District.
http://www.heartwoodgallery.org/

Local Technology Learning and Services

Deprocess
If you need technology related to architecture, call these guys.
http://deprocess.org

Fayetteville Public Library
These guys have an Apple Mac lab for teens and regularly offer software and design workshops for teens. They also have computer labs for adults where you can get internet access and learn basic computer skills.
http://www.faylib.org/

Video
Free video production classes and equipment check-out for Fayetteville residents.
http://www.faypublic.tv

Online Subscription Learning Resources

Khan Academy
Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.
khanacademy.org

Lynda.com
Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, business, creative skills, and more.
lynda.com

Skillshare
Learn HTML, CSS, iPhone apps & more
skillshare.com

Creative Edge
Access to books videos and tutorials
creativeedge.com

Tree House
Learn how to build websites & apps, write code or start a business.
teamtreehouse.com

Nonprofit Resources

Greenlights
Greenlights strengthens nonprofits for extraordinary performance and impact.
http://greenlights.org/

Legal Guide for Arkansas Nonprofit Organizations
http://ualr.edu/law/files/2011/11/Legal-Guide-Second-Edition-2011.pdf

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Legal Clinic
This entity can assist new nonprofits file and gain their 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. They successfully helped us!
http://law.uark.edu/clinic/

Filing the 990 – A White Paper by UA professor Timothy R. Tarvin
http://media.law.uark.edu/arklawnotes/files/2011/03/Tarvin-Preserving-Tax-Exempt-Status-for-Your-Nonprofit-Client-Arkansas-Law-Notes-2010.pdf

Typography

Font Squirrel
Need a free, reliable font for print or web?
http://www.fontsquirrel.com/

Google Web Fonts
Need free, reliable font for your website?
http://www.google.com/webfonts

Linotype
Browse, buy or just get inspired to make your own font!
https://www.linotype.com/

Typotheque
A type foundry and design studio run by Peter and Johanna Biľak, collaborating closely with Nikola Djurek on the development of new typefaces.
https://www.typotheque.com/

Web Design

WordPress.org
Open-source software for building websites
http://wordpress.org/

Free WordPress Themes
Free WordPress themes (templates for websites)
http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

W3
These guys literally write the rules for the internet, HTML and CSS.
http://www.w3.org/

W3 Schools
Go here for code, tutorials or news related to web development.
http://www.w3schools.com/

If you know of a design, technology or nonprofit resource that we are missing please send it to sonia@newdesignschool.org

Page last updated Tuesday, September 1, 2014.


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