External Resources




Lynda.com is an online training library that offers the latest tools and techniques with access to 974 online courses. On lynda.com, people can get unbiased, clear, and comprehensive training in 3D, audio, video, photography, graphic design, web and interactive design, business, and development from expert instructors. Through the account of Columbia University, students have competely FREE access to all the courses they have. Click the following links to get started on the latest techniques!

If you are on-campus, click here to directly log into the account.

If you are off-campus, click here to log in by using your own UNI and personal password.



Tutvid.com is a great place to view video and text-based tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash and jQuery.

This website is run by Nathaniel Dodson who is a young web designer and music, fashion, and portrait photographer. His tutorials are easy to follow and understand. There are also articles on design inspiration and more.

Click here to launch the website.



Need to place a Youtube clip into your iMovie project?

Simply place the URL of a video into the text box and click Nab! It's that easy. Use the classic version as that one is free and no downloading of the software is necessary.

You can also convert Vimeo, dailymotion, megavideo, break, facebook and more.

To start nabbing click here.


Past Workshops


Design Document

Design Theory


Digital Storytelling Workshop

Digital Storytelling Workshop (Part 1) with Kyle Oliver

Introduction to digital storytelling by Kyle Oliver. Session 1, presented October 14 in the iDesign Lab.

Portfolio Development Workshop

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Portfolio Workshop (Part 1) with Jin Kuwata

Introduction to portfolio design and development by Jin Kuwata. Session 1, presented October 13 in the iDesign Lab.

Portfolio Workshop (Part 2) with Jin Kuwata

Getting concrete about self-presentation in portfolio design and development. Session 2, presented October 13 in the iDesign Lab by Jin Kuwata.

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